Six Florida beaches make TripAdvisor's list of 'Top 10 Travelers' Choice Beaches' for 2018

Posted at 2:55 PM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 06:01:03-05

Tampa Bay is once again home to the best beach in America but South Florida was well represented in TripAdvisor's annual list.

TripAdvisor named Clearwater Beach the top beach in the country for 2018. Siesta Beach, which was named the best beach in 2017, is now ranked second.

Three South Florida beaches made the list: South Beach at No. 4, Fort Lauderdale Beach at No. 6 and Hollywood Beach at No. 8.

TripAdvisor analyzed the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings gathered during a 12-month period when creating the list of best beaches. 

Six Florida beaches made the top 10 list. Check out the best beaches in the U.S. and around the world: 

Top Beaches in the U.S.:

1. Clearwater Beach - Clearwater, Florida
2. Siesta Beach - Siesta Key, Florida 
3. Ka'anapali Beach - Lahaina, Hawaii
4. South Beach - Miami Beach, Florida
5. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve - Honolulu, Hawaii
6. Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7. Saint Pete Beach - St. Pete Beach, Florida
8. Hollywood Beach - Hollywood, Florida
9. Santa Monica Beach - Santa Monica, California
10. Lanikai Beach - Kailua, Hawaii

Top Beaches in the World:

1. Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos
2. Baia do Sancho, Brazil
3. Varadero Beach, Cuba
4. Eagle Beach, Aruba
5. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
6. La Conca Beach, Spain
7. Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States
8. Seven Mile Beach, Jamaica
9. Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic
10. Playa Norte, Mexico