PARTY IN THE USA: Six of the best beaches in the States are in Florida
But if you’re planning on going a bit further afield for you next holiday, you might want to feast your eyes on the best beaches the USA has to offer.
From gleaming white beaches to crystal clear waters and dramatic coastlines, these sandy stretches and cute coves will fill you with wanderlust.
Top 10 beaches in the USA
Find out which beaches in the USA are the hottest.Getty Images
Clearwater Beach, Clearwater
TripAdvisor announces the Travellers' Choice awards every year and they are based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings gathered over a 12-month period.
When it came to the best beaches in the US, one destination came out on top. Of the top 10 beaches, six were in sunny Florida.
The six Sunshine State beaches were:
Clearwater Beach, Clearwater (#1)
Siesta Beach, Sarasota (#2)
South Beach, Miami (#4)
Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fort Lauderdale (#6)
St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg (#7)
Hollywood Beach, Hollywood (#8)
WINNER: Clearwater Beach was named the best sandy stretch in the whole America
You can see them for yourself using Visit Florida’s Florida Beach Finder. The online tool allows travellers to virtually walk hundreds of miles of Sunshine State beaches.
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.
The top 10 beaches in the USA:
1. Clearwater Beach, Clearwater
2. Siesta Beach, Sarasota
3. Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina, Hawaii
4. South Beach, Miami
5. Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina, Hawaii
6. Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fort Lauderdale
7. St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg
8. Hollywood Beach, Hollywood
9. Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, California
10. Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Hawaii
BEAUTIFUL: Fort Lauderdale Beach came in sixth place at the travel awards
Top 25 beaches in the world according to TripAdvisor:
1. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
2. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
3. Varadero Beach, Cuba
4. Eagle Beach, Aruba, Caribbean
5. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
6. La Concha Beach, San Sebastian, Spain
7. Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA
8. Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica
9. Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic
10. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
11. Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece
12. Falesia Beach, Albufeira, Portugal
STUNNING: St. Pete Beach made it to seventh place on the prestigious list
13. Fig Tree Bay, Protaras, Cyprus
14. Bournemouth Beach, Dorset, UK
15. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
16. Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia
17. Santa Monica State Beach, California, USA
18. Angoda Beach, Goa, India
19. Kleopatra Beach, Alanya, Turkey
20. Galapagos Islands
21. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Italy
22. Sharm El Luli, Egypt
23. Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar, Tanzania
24. Punta Uva Beach, Costa Rica
25. White Beach, Malay, Philippines