The Best US Beaches Have Just Been Announced And You Might Be Surprised

It may be hard to believe, but beach season is just around the corner. America is fortunate enough to be positively swimming in amazing places to, well, swim. However, a few seaside spots are amazing enough to have made TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards 2019 list of the 25 best beaches in the U.S. Here are the results:

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Of course, states that are famous for their world-class beaches dominated the list; however, there are a few in the line-up that may surprise you. Here’s the full break down:

1. Clearwater Beach, Florida
2. Ka‘anapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii
3. Panama City Beach, Florida
4. St. Pete Beach, Florida
5. Pensacola Beach, Florida
6. Siesta Beach, Florida
7. Hapuna Beach, Hawaii
8. St. Augustine Beach, Florida
9. Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida
10. Driftwood Beach, Georgia
11. Cherry Grove Beach, South Carolina
12. Navarre Beach, Florida
13. Poipu Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii
14. South Beach, Florida
15. Hollywood Beach, Florida
16. Coronado Beach, California
17. Wailea Beach, Maui, Hawaii
18. Ogunquit Beach, Maine
19. Newport Beach, California
20. Waikiki Beach, O’ahu, Hawaii
21. Coligny Beach, South Carolina
22. Manini’owali Beach (Kua Bay), Hawaii
23. Napili Beach, Maui, Hawaii
24. Race Point Beach, Massachusetts
25. Sandbridge Beach, Virginia

Overall, Florida had 10 beaches make the list – four of which ranking in the top five – so if you’re a beach lover looking for your next seaside travel destination, the Sunshine State is an enticing choice. Of course, you can’t go wrong with Hawaii either, which had seven beaches among the top 25.

Did your favorite beach make TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice list? If not, what you do think is America’s best beach? Let us know in the comments below!

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