Top beach spots in the US and world named


NEWTON, Mass. – The winners of its 2013 Travelers’ Choice Beaches Awards have been announced today. Based entirely on feedback from millions of TripAdvisor travelers, 276 winning beaches were named around the world. Dedicated lists highlight travelers’ favorite beaches in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Middle East, the U.S. and more.

“For those planning their summer vacations, spring break trips, or just looking for a weekend escape from the winter doldrums, take inspiration from TripAdvisor travelers that have visited these beaches and given them the highest levels of praise,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “These beaches provide some of the finest spots around the globe to enjoy water activities, sun and sand.”

eTN Chatroom: Discuss with readers from around the world:

Top 10 Beaches in the U.S.:

Ka’anapali Beach, Lahaina, Hawaii
Siesta Key Public Beach, Sarasota, Florida
Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola, Florida
Fort De Soto Park, Tierra Verde, Florida
Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Hawaii
Wailea Beach, Wailea, Hawaii
Assateague Beach, Assateague Island, Virginia
La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, California
Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, California
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Hawaii

Top 10 Beaches in the World:

Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy
Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Whitehaven Beach, Airlie Beach, Australia
Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
Playa de las Catedrales, Ribadeo, Spain
Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande, Brazil
Horseshoe Bay Beach, Southampton Parish, Bermuda
Eagle Beach, Aruba
Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales