TripAdvisor announces top beaches in the U.S. and the world

CREATED Feb 20, 2013

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  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Rabbit Beach: Lampedusa, Italy)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Ka'anapali Beach: Lahaina, Hawaii)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Siesta Key Public Beach: Sarasota, Florida)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Gulf Islands National Seashore: Pensacola, Florida)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Fort De Soto Park: Tierra Verde, Florida)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Lanikai Beach: Kailua, Hawaii)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Wailea Beach: Wailea, Hawaii)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Assateague Beach: Assateague Island, Virginia)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (La Jolla Cove: La Jolla, California)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach, California)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve: Honolulu, Hawaii)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Rabbit Beach: Lampedusa, Italy)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Grace Bay: Providenciales, Turks and Caicos)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Whitehaven Beach: Airlie Beach, Australia)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Baia do Sancho: Fernando de Noronha, Brazil)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Flamenco Beach: Culebra, Puerto Rico)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Playa de las Catedrales: Ribadeo, Spain)

  • Courtesy: Travel World (Lopes Mandes Beach: Ilha Grande, Brazil)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Horseshoe Bay Beach: Southampton Parish, Bermuda)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Eagle Beach: Aruba)

  • Courtesy: TripAdvisor (Rhossili Bay: Swansea, Wales)

TripAdvisor has announced the top beaches in the United States and the world.

Based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers around the world, the list of top beaches includes:

Top 10 Beaches in the U.S.

  1. Ka'anapali Beach: Lahaina, Hawaii
  2. Siesta Key Public Beach: Sarasota, Florida
  3. Gulf Islands National Seashore: Pensacola, Florida
  4. Fort De Soto Park: Tierra Verde, Florida
  5. Lanikai Beach: Kailua, Hawaii
  6. Wailea Beach: Wailea, Hawaii
  7. Assateague Beach: Assateague Island, Virginia
  8. La Jolla Cove: La Jolla, California
  9. Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach, California
  10. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve: Honolulu, Hawaii

Top 10 Beaches in the World

  1. Rabbit Beach: Lampedusa, Italy
  2. Grace Bay: Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  3. Whitehaven Beach: Airlie Beach, Australia
  4. Baia do Sancho: Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  5. Flamenco Beach: Culebra, Puerto Rico
  6. Playa de las Catedrales: Ribadeo, Spain
  7. Lopes Mandes Beach: Ilha Grande, Brazil
  8. Horseshoe Bay Beach: Southampton Parish, Bermuda
  9. Eagle Beach: Aruba
  10. Rhossili Bay: Swansea, Wales

These are the winners of TripAdvisor's 2013 Travelers' Choice Beaches Awards. The results are based on feedback from millions of travelers.

For more information on the winners, click here.