TURKS & CAICOS: Named Best Beach in the World


With most of the country dealing with the bitter cold and snow, it’s  safe to assume a lot of people have been daydreaming about a day at the  beach. Well, apparently beaches have been on TripAdvisor’s mind too  because they just released their Travelers’ Choice Awards for the Best  Beaches in the U.S. and the world, and all we can say is get ready to  start packing those bags.

Topping the list for America’s best may surprise you. While your mind  may immediately go to Hawaii, number one is actually Clearwater Beach  in Clearwater, Florida, which boasts two and a half miles of powdery  sand and calm, shallow water. In fact, six of the top ten beaches are in  Florida, with three in Hawaii and one in California.

As for internationally, the best beach award went to Grace Bay in  Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, which is known for its unbelievably  clear, clean water.

TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Top Ten Beaches in the U.S.

  1. Clearwater Beach - Clearwater, Florida
  2. Lanikai Beach – Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii
  3. Siesta Beach – Siesta Key, Florida
  4. Saint Pete Beach – Saint Pete Beach, Florida
  5. Wai'anapanapa State Park – Hana, Maui, Hawaii
  6. Ka'anapali Beach – Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
  7. Pensacola Beach – Pensacola Beach, Florida
  8. La Jolla Shores – La Jolla, California
  9. Saint Augustine Beach – Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
  10. Beach at Panama City – Panama City Beach, Florida

TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Top Ten Beaches in the World

  1. Grace Bay – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  2. Baia do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  3. Playa Paraiso – Cayo Largo, Cuba
  4. Anse Lazio – Praslin Island, Seychelles
  5. Cayo de Agua – Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
  6. Flamenco Beach – Culebra, Puerto Rico    
  7. Playa de Ses Illetes – Formentera, Spain
  8. Ngapali Beach – Ngapali, Myanmar
  9. West Bay Beach – Bay Islands, Honduras
  10. Nacpan Beach – El Nido, Philippines 

Source: Yahoo Finance