The list, published in today’s Irish Times, includes Rossnowlagh, Silver Strand in Malinbeg, Ballymastocker and Five Fingers Strand in Inishowen.
However a number of much-loved beaches have been omitted from the list including Carrickfin and many of Fanad’s golden stretches.
The newspaper gushes about Ballymastocker – “This one has been adjudged by overseas press as not just one of the best in Ireland, but in the world.
“How it was ever pipped by some old Seychelles beach is beyond us.”
Rossnowlagh was included as one of the ‘Best for Picnics’, Silver Strand was included as ‘Best for Scenery as was Ballymastocker while Five Fingers Strand was included as ‘Best for Solitude.’
Of Five Fingers Strand the writer says “It’s a beautiful beach and the perfect end to a summer day spent touring one of the most beautiful parts of the country.”