AN idyllic Scots beach has been named among the best in the world by travel experts.

The Isle of Yell in the Shetland archipelago came third in a list compiled by travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller.

An idyllic Scots beach has been named one of the best in the worldCredit: Alamy
The Isle of Yell in the Shetland archipelago boasts turquoise-coloured watersCredit: Alamy

Australia‘s Palm Cove Beach and Honopu Beach in Hawaii were the only two locations to beat the Highland beauty spot.

The jaw-dropping beach is famed for its stunning turquoise-coloured waters.

Other features include remnants of Viking and pre-Viking settlements in and around the beach.

In recent years several historic relics have been discovered including pottery and Roman coins.

The travel journal has issued a warning to wild swimmers saying the breathtaking waters can be very chilly.

An article reads: “It’s a beautiful spot with clear waters and perfectly powdery sands, but all is not as it seems on a clear summer’s day.

“Many boats have met their end along these shores — learn all about the treacherous sea at the local museum in Burravoe, which details harrowing accounts and displays fascinating artefacts that have washed up over the years.”

The expert panel lifted the lid on how they pulled together the list and said they were looking for beautiful spots that require more effort to reach compared to typical tourist-filled beaches.

Condé Nast Traveller added: “From the most exquisite beaches in Europe to far-flung stretches in Asia, Africa and more, these are the best beaches in the world.”

More information about the best beaches in the world can be found on the publication’s website.

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