Ready to escape the cold?  Don't just go anywhere.  

Travel review and booking site TripAdvisor announced Wednesday the best beaches in the world, based on the quality and quantity of user reviews and ratings over a year-long period.

TripAdvisor also ranked award-winning beaches for the United States, the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, the South Pacific and Europe.

In the U.S., Florida's Clearwater Beach topped the rankings, while Playa de Ses Illetes in Formentera, Spain, nabbed the top beach in Europe.

Have a look at the sandy shores and pristine beauty of these global winners.  They'll surely awaken the wanderlust in you. But don't wait too long -- the beauty of these beaches may not last forever.