Florida once again is home to the best beach in the U.S., with the title heading back to Clearwater Beach coming in at No. 1 in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.
The Pinellas County beach won the accolade in 2016, but dropped to No. 4 last year as Siesta Beach down near Sarasota took the top spot.
Back on top again, the beach leads a hearty pack from the Sunshine State, which landed six of the top 10 and eight of the top 25 on the list, which is based on the quantity and quality of reader reviews in the TripAdvisor community.
- Clearwater Beach, Clearwater (#1)
- Siesta Beach, Sarasota (#2)
- South Beach, Miami (#4)
- Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fort Lauderdale (#6)
- Pete Beach, St. Petersburg (#7)
- Hollywood Beach, Hollywood (#8)
Start by tuning your search based on your preferred beach characteristics using the easy to use sliding tool. Florida Beach Finder immediately delivers visual choices that best match your desires. With every tweak of the tuner, the options change before your eyes. Then “walk” the Florida beaches you love with immersive Street View imagery in Google Maps.
In one of the first partnerships of the Street View Trekker Loan Program, VISIT FLORIDA and Google collaborated on a four-month trek, completed in November 2013, to photograph Florida’s beaches and to make the imagery available to the world. The same technology that lets viewers mouse around their city streets and tour monuments now empowers Florida beach lovers to view the sand, sky and shorelines of the beaches they choose to explore – all in 360-degree panorama.
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