Auckland beach rated higher than Tahitian & Hawaiian beaches

Karekare Beach on Auckland's west coast has been named second best beach in the world by Passport Magazine - and the only Kiwi beach on the list.

Karekare beach came second to a French beach and and bet the likes of a Tahitian beach, South Africian beach and Hawaiian beach - amongst others.

Go Karekare!

Passport Magazine's 25 best beaches

- L'Espiguette Beach, Aigues-Mortes, France 

- Karekare Beach, Auckland, New Zealand 

- Bocas Del Toro, Panama 

- Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia 

- Buzios, Brazil 

- Cape Town, South Africa 

- Varadero Beach, Cuba

- Knip Beach, Curacao

- China Beach, Danang, Vietnam 

- Glass Beach, California, US 

- Es Cavallet Beach, Ibiza, Spain

- Hanalei Bay Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

- Bells Beach, Melbourne, Australia

- Temaw Beach, Moorea, Tahiti

- Elia Beach, Mykonos, Greece

- Kaneohe Bay Sandbar, Oahu, Hawaii

- Barafundle Bay, Wales 

- Herring Cove, Massachusetts, US

- Punta Del Este, Uruguay 

- Ipanema Beach, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 

- Il Buco, Ostia, Italy 

- Silver Strand State beach, California, US 

- Tel Aviv, Israel 

- Dune Beach, Torre Del Lago, Italy

- Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire