Tampa, St. Pete beaches named among best in U.S.

6:51 PM, Feb 20, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa Bay, Florida -- Just in time for spring break, TripAdvisor announces its 2013 Traveler's Choice Beaches Awards and five beaches in the Tampa Bay area made the Top 25.

Here is the breakdown of the Tampa area beaches:

  • Siesta Key Public Beach in Sarasota came in at number 2. 
  • Fort De Soto Park is 4th.
  • Caladesi Island State Park in Dunedin is number 12.
  • Pass-a-Grille in St. Pete Beach is not far behind at 15.
  • Clearwater Beach came in at number 18

Below is the list of Top 25 beaches in the U.S.:

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

11.  St. Andrews State Park, Panama City, Florida

12.  Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin, Florida

13.  Poipu Beach Park, Poipu, Hawaii

14.  Hunting Island State Park, Beaufort, South Carolina

15.  Pass-a-Grille, Saint Pete Beach, Florida

16.  Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)-Kailua-Kona, HI

17.  Wai'anapanapa State Park, Hana, Hawaii

18.  Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, Florida

19.  Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit, Maine

20.  Race Point Beach, Provincetown, Massachusetts

21.  Hanalei Beach, Hanalei, Hawaii

22.  Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, Florida

23.  Canaveral National Seashore, Titusville, Florida

24.  Sunset Beach, Cape May, New Jersey

25.  Crane Beach, Ipswich, Massachusetts

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