Kaanapali Beach on Maui named this year’s Top Beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor travelers

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Kaanapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Kaanapali Beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui is this year’s top beach in the United States, according to TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Siesta Key Beach in Florida came in second. In its annual Travelers’ Choice Beaches Awards, the travel site listed these as the Top 10 Beaches in the U.S.:

Siesta Key Beach, Florida

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii

  1. Ka’anapali Beach, Lahaina, Hawaii
  2. Siesta Key Public Beach, Sarasota, Florida
  3. Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola, Florida
  4. Fort De Soto Park, Tierra Verde, Florida
  5. Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Hawaii
  6. Wailea Beach, Wailea, Hawaii
  7. Assateague Beach, Assateague Island, Virginia
  8. La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, California
  9. Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, California
  10. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Hawaii

Top 10 Beaches in the World:

  1. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy
  2. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  3. Whitehaven Beach, Airlie Beach, Australia
  4. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  5. Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
  6. Playa de las Catedrales, Ribadeo, Spain
  7. Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande, Brazil
  8. Horseshoe Bay Beach, Southampton Parish, Bermuda
  9. Eagle Beach, Aruba
  10. Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales

The 2013 rankings are based entirely on feedback from millions of TripAdvisor travelers. TripAdvisor said 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.”

For the complete list of winners from the 2013 Travelers’ Choice Beaches Awards, more reviews and candid traveler photos, go www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Beaches.

To see the best hotels for luxury, service and more, as honored in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels.

Photos courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

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