Destination Accolades

St. Pete/Clearwater's beaches consistently rank top in many Best of lists. From Trip Advisor's Top Beaches in the U.S. and World lists, to USA Today and Travel & Leisure accolades, here's a round-up of the area's award-winning beaches and their claims to fame.

Anclote Key Preserve State Park, Dunedin

  • "Best Hidden-Gem Beach" – USA TODAY (2014)

Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin

  • "No. 9 Beach in America" – Dr. Beach (2016)
  • "No. 6 Best Beach in Florida" – USA TODAY (2015)
  • “No. 11 on America’s Top 25 Beaches for 2014” – TripAdvisor
  • “No. 1 Beach in America” – Dr. Beach (2008)

Clearwater Beach

  • "No. 4 on America's Top 25 Beaches for 2017" – TripAdvisor (2016)
  • "No. 1 on America's Top 25 Beaches for 2016"– TripAdvisor
  • "No. 20 on World's Top 25 Beaches for 2016" – TripAdvisor
  • "No. 2 Best Florida Beach" - USA TODAY (2015)
  • “No. 8 on America’s Top 25 Beaches for 2015” – TripAdvisor
  • “Best Beach Town in Florida for 2013” – USA TODAY
  • “Best Beaches in the U.S.” – Peter Greenberg (2013)

St. Pete Beach

  • "No. 3 on America's Top 25 Beaches for 2017" – TripAdvisor
  • "No. 4 on America's Top 25 Beaches for 2016" – TripAdvisor
  • “No. 2 on America’s Top 25 Beaches for 2015” – TripAdvisor
  • “America’s No. 1 Beach for 2012” – TripAdvisor

Fort De Soto Park

  • "No. 8 Best Beach in Florida" – USA TODAY (2015)
  • “Best Family Beach” – USA TODAY (2014)
  • “No. 4 on America’s Top 25 Beaches for 2013” – TripAdvisor
  • “No. 20 on World’s Top 25 Beaches for 2013” – TripAdvisor
  • “No. 1 Beach in America – Dr. Beach (2005)

Pass-A-Grille Beach, Pass-A-Grille

  • "No. 5 Best Florida Beach" – USA TODAY (2015)
  • “No. 15 on America’s Top 25 Beaches for 2013” – TripAdvisor

Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin

  • “No. 10 on America’s Top 25 Beaches for 2009” – TripAdvisor

 

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