In March, travel site TripAdvisor released is 2015 Travelers’ Choice Top Beaches in the U.S. list, and nine Florida beaches were ranked among the 25. Offering a high number of vacation rentals and more affordable rates to go with white sands, sunny skies, and “bright azure waters”, it’s no surprise that Florida appears so often on the list. Below, we’ve shared some details about several of the Florida beaches on the list. Enjoy!
Siesta Beach: Ranked #1 on the list, Siesta Key features “sugar-white sand and a laid-back atmosphere.” In addition to beautiful beaches, Siesta is also close to Sarasota, which offers a variety of activities for the family including museums, art, restaurants, theater, and spring training baseball.
Saint Pete Beach: Saint Pete Beach, which finished in the runner-up slot, has a calm surf, plenty of outdoor recreation activities and shopping and one-of-a-kind local cafes.
Pensacola Beach: At #5 on the list, Pensacola is best known for its natural and historic sights including the National Aviation Museum, the 19th century military base Fort Pickens and the Pensacola Lighthouse, the oldest on the Gulf Coast.
Clearwater Beach: Listed among the top 10 is Clearwater Beach (#8), is close to many great amenities including bars, malls, nature walks, and more. The beach has a “rich heritage, calm demeanor, and quaint waterfront homes” and is also a great spot to watch dolphins.
Saint Augustine Beach: At #9, Saint Augustine Beach is best known for its friendly locals and beautiful views of the sunrise over the Atlantic.
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