Clearwater Beach was named the best beach in the U.S. for 2018 by TripAdvisor. Traveler’s Choice Awards are decided based on the frequency and quality of the ratings for the beaches given to TripAdvisor over the past year.
Clearwater Beach is no stranger to high praise. In 2016 it won the same award and was named "Best Beach Town in Florida" in 2013 by USA Today readers. Clearwater Beach offers wide, white-sand beaches, delicious local restaurants, various water activities and boat tours and family-friendly events.
A total of six Florida beaches landed in various spots across the top 10, and a total of eight Florida beaches were among the top 25. Locally, the greater Tampa Bay area boasts three of the top 10 beaches: Clearwater Beach #1, Siesta Beach #2, and St Pete Beach #7. If you are looking to live the beach life, we can help you find your perfect beach retreat. Contact us, we're happy to help.
Top Beaches in the U.S.
1. Clearwater Beach, Florida
2. Siesta Beach, Florida
3. Ka’anapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii
4. South Beach, Florida
5. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Oahu, Hawaii
6. Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida
7. St. Pete Beach, Florida
8. Hollywood Beach, Florida
9. Santa Monica Beach, California
10. Lanikai Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
11. Panama City Beach, Florida
12. Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
13. Kailua Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii
14. Fort Myers Beach, Florida
15. Napili Beach, Maui, Hawaii
16. Wailea Beach, Maui, Hawaii
17. Hapuna Beach, The Big Island, Hawaii
18. Poipu Beach Park, Kaua?i, Hawaii
19. Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, California
20. Pacific Beach, San Diego, California
21. Race Point Beach, Cape Cod, Mass.
22. La Jolla Shores Park, San Diego, California
23. Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, Georgia
24. Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
25. Virginia Beach, Virginia