TripAdvisor has just come out with their Traveler’s Choice Awards for the Best Beaches, which will no doubt have people dreaming of their feet in the sand and a piña colada in their hand.
Best Beach winners are determined based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor, gathered over a 12-month period. Topping the Best Beaches of the World list this year is Baia do Sancho on Fernando de Noronha Island in Brazil. Those who’d like to stick a little closer to home will find the best U.S. beach in Florida, with Siesta Beach in Siesta Key taking the top spot, up from number two last year. In fact, the Sunshine State is definitely the best beach destination, with Florida taking seven of the Top Ten spots this year.
Traveler’s Choice Top Ten Beaches In The U.S.
- Siesta Beach – Siesta Key, Florida
- Ka'anapali Beach – Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
- Saint Pete Beach – Saint Pete Beach, Florida
- Clearwater Beach – Clearwater, Florida
- Beach at Panama City – Panama City Beach, Florida
- Hollywood Beach – Hollywood, Florida
- Pensacola Beach – Pensacola Beach, Florida
- Saint Augustine Beach – Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
- Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve – Honolulu, Hawaii
- Ocean City Beach – Ocean City, Maryland
Traveler’s Choice Top Ten Beaches In The World
- Baia do Sancho - Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
- Grace Bay - Providenciales, Turks and Caico
- Eagle Beach - Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
- Playa Paraiso - Cayo Largo, Cuba
- Siesta Beach - Siesta Key, United States
- La Concha Beach - San Sebastian, Spain
- Playa Norte - Isla Mujeres, Mexico
- Radhanagar Beach - Havelock Island, India
- Elafonissi Beach - Crete, Greece
- Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay - Galapagos Islands, Ecuador