Clearwater Beach Regains TripAdvisor's Crown As America's Best Beach

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 3:33pm

St. Pete/Clearwater (Feb. 21, 2018) - Clearwater Beach is on top again.

For the second time in three years, the famous white sands of Clearwater Beach have taken top honors in the U.S. and set a new personal high of No. 7 in the World as voted by TripAdvisor.

St. Pete Beach came in at No. 7 in the U.S., reaffirming St. Pete/Clearwater's reputation of America's Best Beaches.

"Clearwater Beach continues to be one of the most loved beaches anywhere, and TripAdvisor's recognition underscores that fact loud and clear," said Visit St. Pete/Clearwater President & CEO, David Downing. "The area's incredible natural beauty combined with an ever-growing array of accommodations, restaurants and attractions make it an attractive destination to visitors and locals alike."

Clearwater Beach was America's lone representative on TripAdvisor's global list.

The annual list is voted on by members of the world's largest online travel community. Winners are determined based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and averaged ratings gathered over a 12-month period. TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site reaching more than 455 million unique monthly visitors and has more than 600 million reviews operating in 49 countries.