Which Are the World’s Best Beaches?

The 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Beaches named Saint Pete Beach in Saint Pete Beach, Florida among the top beaches in the U.S.

The 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Beaches named Saint Pete Beach in Saint Pete Beach, Florida among the top beaches in the U.S.

Travelers’ Choice Beaches Award-winners were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.

Leading travel site TripAdvisor today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for Beaches.

In its second year, the awards recognize more than 322 beaches globally, including top lists for Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, and the U.S.

“For those fed up with the long cold winter, there’s really no better cure than an escape to one of these award-winning beaches,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.

“Even if you can’t go to one of these stunning beaches soon, just looking at the photos will take you away for a moment, until you can plan a trip.”

World’s Best Beaches

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Lanikai Beach in Kailua, Hawaii is the top beach in the U.S., according to the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Beaches. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)

Top 10 Beaches in the World:

  1. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  2. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  3. Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
  4. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy
  5. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
  6. Playa de ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain
  7. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
  8. Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii
  9. Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales
  10. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Top 10 Beaches in the U.S.:

  1. Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii
  2. Ka’anapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
  3. Siesta Key Public Beach, Siesta Key, Florida
  4. Hanalei Beach, Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii
  5. Wai’anapanapa State Park, Hana, Maui, Hawaii
  6. Wailea Beach, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
  7. Hunting Island State Park, Beaufort, South Carolina
  8. Manini’owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
  9. Saint Pete Beach, Saint Pete Beach, Florida
  10. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Beaches, as well as reviews and traveler photos, click here.

 Photos courtesy: TripAdvisor

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