Florida Beach Named Best Beach In The U.S. By TripAdvisor

 

Photo by Ollie O

 

 

” Siesta Beach near Sarasota has consistently won accolades from travelers around the world, and now it can add one more: TripAdvisor’s best beach in the U.S.

  The user-review travel site rolled out the results for best beaches as part of its Travelers’ Choice Awards and sandy strips in Florida took nine of the top 25 in the U.S. with Siesta Beach moving up two spots from 2014 to take the crown.

” It is an honor to be chosen by our fans for this award,” says Virginia J. Haley, president of Visit Sarasota County. “We are fortunate to have such a beautiful beach in Sarasota County. This honor is a reflection of the outstanding service provided by Sarasota County Parks & Recreation and volunteers who give their time and talents daily to ensure the beach is pristine and welcoming to all.  We are proud to share the beach with the world.”

  This is the third year the site has produced the awards. The rankings come from millions of travelers who left reviews and ratings on TripAdvisor’s site last year. The site took those ratings and came up with a list of best beaches not only in the U.S., but also the world and regions around the world.”

 

 

    Read more about TripAdvisor’s choices for the best beaches in America as well as the world at the Orlando Sentinel , while here is the list of top 25 American beaches :

 

” As far as TripAdvisor’s rankings, here is the U.S. top 25:

 

1. Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near Sarasota, Florida

2. St. Pete Beach, Florida

3. Ka’anapali Beach Lahaina, Hawaii

4. Wai’anapanapa State Park Hana, Hawaii

5. Pensacola Beach, Pensacola Beach, Florida

6. La Jolla Cove La Jolla, California

7. Kailua Beach Park Kailua, Hawaii

8. Clearwater Beach Clearwater, Florida

9. St. Augustine Beach Saint Augustine Beach, Florida

10. Beach at Panama City Panama City Beach, Florida

11. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Honolulu, Hawaii

12. Poipu Beach Park Poipu, Hawaii

13. Ogunquit Beach Ogunquit, Maine

14. Hunting Island State Park Beaufort, South Carolina

15. Manini’owali Beach (Kua Bay) Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

16. Race Point Beach Provincetown, Massachusetts

17. Newport Beach Newport Beach, California

18. Fort Myers Beach Fort Myers Beach, Florida

19. Coronado Municipal Beach Coronado, California

20. Hollywood Beach Hollywood, Florida

21. South Beach Miami Beach, Florida

22. Hanalei Beach Hanalei, Hawaii

23. Carlsbad State Beach Carlsbad, California

24. Crystal Cove State Park Laguna Beach, California

25. Ocean City Beach Ocean City, Maryland “

 

 

     One hardly knows what to say regarding the complete absence of Hampton’s beaches from the list . The only thing that we can surmise is that the Hampton’s are not one of the top destinations for TripAdvisor users due to the sky high costs of visiting .