2013 Travelers’ Choice Beaches Awards

Time to start thinking sun and sand. The 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Beaches awards are in, listing the best in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Middle East, the U.S. and more. Total, 276 around the world were named and ranked according to millions of traveler reviews and opinions. So which made the cut?


Top 10 Beaches in the U.S.:

Ka’anapali Beach, Lahaina, Hawaii

Siesta Key Public Beach, Sarasota, Florida

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola, Florida

Fort De Soto Park, Tierra Verde, Florida

Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Hawaii

Wailea Beach, Wailea, Hawaii

Assateague Beach, Assateague Island, Virginia

La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, California

Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, California

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Hawaii


Top 10 Beaches in the World:

Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy

Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Whitehaven Beach, Airlie Beach, Australia

Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico

Playa de las Catedrales, Ribadeo, Spain

Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande, Brazil

Horseshoe Bay Beach, Southampton Parish, Bermuda

Eagle Beach, Aruba

Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales


See the complete list of winners here. And be sure to comment below and let us know your favorite place to hit the water.


Photos – Top 10, U.S.

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    Kaanapali Beach 

    1. Ka’anapali Beach – Lahaina, Hawaii

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    2. Siesta Key Public Beach – Sarasota, Florida

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    3. Gulf Islands National Seashore – Pensacola, Florida

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    Fort De Soto Park 

    4. Fort De Soto Park – Tierra Verde, Florida

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    Lanikai Beach 

    5. Lanikai Beach – Kailua, Hawaii

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    Wailea Beach 

    6. Wailea Beach – Wailea, Hawaii

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    Assateague Beach 

    7. Assateague Beach – Assateague Island, Virginia

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    8. La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, California

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    Laguna Beach 

    9. Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, California

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    Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve 

    10. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve – Honolulu, Hawaii