Lonely Planet Writer

Twitter Beaches competition: the winning picture

Last month we asked you to send us your best shots of beaches around the world via Twitter. We collated all your entries in our Beaches Photo Competition page and asked you to vote for your favourites to create a shortlist of entries from which our jury would select two runner ups and a winner. We had a fantastic response and received over 600 pictures in less than a week, so thanks to everyone who entered!

Our panel of judges have now reached a verdict on the winner and we wanted to share the news with you. But before we reveal our favourite beach shot, have a look at the runner ups:

Pichilemu beachPichilemu, by @galassi

Palmtree on beachMaldivian villager doing the dishes, by @azaliasuhaimi

And now for the big one... here's the winner:

Boats on sun-kissed beachSunset at Lovina, by @yuniyyy. Our judges were swayed by the gorgeous sunset of this North Bali beach... wishing they were there themselves surely!

The two runner ups and winner have been contacted by Twitter and the prizes are being arranged. Thanks once again to everyone who entered, keep an eye on our Twitter account for any future competitions.