Florida's beaches again dominate TripAdvisor's reader list of top beaches, with Clearwater Beach reclaiming the title of best beach in the United States.
The well-known Pinellas County beach took the No. 1 spot in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards, which are based on reader reviews about locations around the world.
Readers awarded Florida six of the Top 10 spots, and eight of the Top 25, with Clearwater Beach winning back the lead position it last enjoyed in 2016. Siesta Beach near Sarasota claimed the championship in 2017, but dropped all the way down to second on this year's list.
Clearwater Beach also was named No. 7 beach in the world, according to TripAdvisor. It was the only Florida beach on that list.
Miami Beach's South Beach came in fourth, followed by Fort Lauderdale Beach in Broward County at sixth, St. Pete Beach in Pinellas at seventh, Hollywood Beach, also in Broward, at eighth.
Panama City Beach and Fort Myers Beach made it into the U.S. Top 25, too. You can read more about the announcement at the Tampa Bay Times.
TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards Top 25 U.S. beaches
1. Clearwater Beach, Florida
2. Siesta Beach, Florida
3. Ka'anapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii
4. South Beach, Florida
5. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Oahu, Hawaii
6. Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida
7. St. Pete Beach, Florida
8. Hollywood Beach, Florida
9. Santa Monica Beach, California
10. Lanikai Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
11. Panama City Beach, Florida
12. Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
13. Kailua Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii
14. Fort Myers Beach, Florida
15. Napili Beach, Maui, Hawaii
16. Wailea Beach, Maui, Hawaii
17. Hapuna Beach, The Big Island, Hawaii
18. Poipu Beach Park, Kauaʻi, Hawaii
19. Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, California
20. Pacific Beach, San Diego, California
21. Race Point Beach, Cape Cod, Mass.
22. La Jolla Shores Park, San Diego, California
23. Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, Georgia
24. Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
25. Virginia Beach, Virginia
TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards Top 25 world beaches
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, USA
8. Seven Mile Beach, Jamaica
9. Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic
10. Playa Norte, Mexico
11. Elafonissi Beach, Greece
12. Falesia Beach, Portugal
13. Fig Tree Bay, Cyprus
14. Bournemouth Beach, United Kingdom
15. Anse Lazio, Seychelles
16. Manly Beach, Australia
17. Santa Monica State Beach, California, USA
18. Agonda Beach, India
19. Kleopatra Beach, Turkey
20. Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, Galapagos Islands
21. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Italy
22. Sharm El Luli, Egypt
23. Nungwi Beach, Tanzania
24. Punta Uva Beach, Costa Rica
25. White Beach, Philippines