USA Today Names Two Area Beaches to ‘Best List’

St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (December 6, 2013) - Today's edition of USA Today crowned two more St. Pete/Clearwater beaches with reader awards. Fort De Soto Park took home "Best Family Beach" and Anclote Key Preserve State Park notched "Best Hidden-Gem Beach."

The competition pitted some of Florida's most popular beach destinations against each other in a head-to-head comparative poll that the publication labled a "Florida beach smackdown."

"We use the phrase 'America's Best Beaches' in promoting the area for a reason," said David Dowing, Deputy Director for Visit St. Pete/Clearwater. "And to have the readers of the most popular newspaper in America honor us in this way really drives the point home beautifully."

These accolades join a quality list from 2013: