Even with all the sugar sand. Even with all the clear, emerald-hued water. Even with all the reasons to love St. Pete and Clearwater area beaches, it’s amazing.
And it’s unprecedented.
The newly published TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards of Top 25 U.S. Beaches lists four St. Pete and Clearwater area beaches, including Fort De Soto Park, which was also featured on its list of Top 25 Beaches in the World - accolades that are unrivaled in Florida or the U.S.
- Tierra Verde’s Fort De Soto Park, named 4th Best Beach in the United States and the 20th Best Beach in the World. The judges cited its white sands, rare birds and sweeping stretches of beach.
- Dunedin's Caladesi Island State Park, (#12) honored for its shells and mangroves as well as its away-from- it-all location.
- Pass-A-Grille (#15), at the southern tip of St. Pete Beach, recognized for its beach, boutique shops and food.
- Clearwater Beach (#18), which just last month earned the title of "Florida's Best Beach Town" in a USA TODAY reader's poll.
I’ll bet one of them is perfect for you!
About the Awards: The Travelers' Choice Beaches Awards are based entirely on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period since the 2012 awards. With more than 60 million unique monthly visitors and over 75 million reviews and opinions, TripAdvisor's branded sites operate in 30 countries and make up the largest travel community in the world.