St. Pete Beach
"We've always known how stunning St. Pete/Clearwater area beaches are, but for millions of travelers to reconfirm it through TripAdvisor's rankings is extremely rewarding -- and a huge honor," said David Downing, the Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
convention and visitors bureau executive director, in a statement.
Florida's Gulf Coast accounted for six of the top 10 U.S. beaches in this year's Travelers' Choice Awards. The full list of winning beaches is:
1. Clearwater Beach -- Clearwater, FL
2. Lanikai Beach -- Kailua, Oahu, HI
3. Siesta Beach -- Siesta Key, FL
4. Saint Pete Beach -- St. Pete Beach, FL
5. Wai'anapanapa State Park -- Hana, Maui, HI
6. Ka'anapali Beach -- Lahaina, Maui, HI
7. Pensacola Beach -- Pensacola Beach, FL
8. La Jolla Shores -- La Jolla, CA
9. Saint Augustine Beach -- Saint Augustine Beach, FL
10. Beach at Panama City -- Panama City Beach, FL
Grace Bay in the Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, was named top beach in the world.