TripAdvisor Names Three Area Beaches “Best In the U.S.” for 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 1:28pm

St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (March 18, 2014) - TripAdvisor announced today that three St. Pete/Clearwater area beaches were named to its annual list of the 25 Best Beaches in America.

For the second year in a row, St. Pete/Clearwater garnered the most recognition of any Florida destination on TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Awards of Top 25 U.S. Beaches.

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.

Leading the way was St. Pete Beach---TripAdvisor's No. 1 Beach in 2012---at No. 9. This accolade joins a host of others, including being named one of America's Top 10 Best Beach Towns last year by Parents magazine.

Not far behind were perennial favorites Dunedin's Caladesi Island State Park at No. 11 and Clearwater Beach at No. 21.
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site reaching more than 260 million unique monthly visitors and has more than 150 million reviews operating in 36 countries.

Other recent notable St. Pete/Clearewater beach awards include:

  • "Best U.S. Beach Destination" by Mashable
  • Clearwater Beach being named "Best Florida Beach Town" by USA Today.
  • Anclote Key Preserve State Park named "Best Hidden-Gem Beach" by USA Today.
  • Clearwater Beach chosen as Peter Greenberg's "Best Beaches in the U.S."
  • Fort De Soto Park earning "Best Family Beach" from USA Today and the world's 20th best beach by TripAdvisor.