February 26, 2019

Guess which Maine beach made TripAdvisor’s Top 25 list?

Courtesy / Wikimedia Commons
Courtesy / Wikimedia Commons
Two kites tied to beach volleyball poles at Ogunquit Beach, which is ranked 18th in TripAdvisor's latest ranking of the "25 Best Beaches" in the United States.

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice awards for the 25 best U.S. beaches.

For the second year in a row, Florida's Clearwater Beach is named the No. 1 beach. Of the 25 best beaches in the U.S. that were named by TripAdvisor, Florida and Hawaii dominated the list, with 17 of the 25. Award winners were determined based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.

The only Maine location to make the list, Ogunquit Beach in York County, was ranked No. 18. "Perfect beach to walk as far along as you want — sand, sea, sunshine and a cooling breeze," according to TripAdvisor. "Up to three miles of clean sand, shallow water, no rocks, beautiful waves, not to mention all the inviting restaurants along the way. Best place to unwind and catch up on life."

Here's the Top 25:

1. Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, Fla..

2. Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina, Hawaii

3. Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach, Fla.

4. Saint Pete Beach, St. Pete Beach, Fla.

5. Pensacola Beach, Pensacola Beach, Fla.

6. Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Fla.

7. Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Puako, Hawaii

8. St. Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine Beach, Fla.

9. Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

10. Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, Ga.

11. Cherry Grove Beach, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

12. Navarre Beach, Navarre, Fla.

13. Poipu Beach Park, Poipu, Hawaii

14. South Beach, Miami Beach, Fla.

15. Hollywood Beach, Hollywood, Fla.

16. Coronado Beach, Coronado, Calif.

17. Wailea Beach, Wailea, Hawaii

18. Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit, Maine

19. Newport Beach, Newport Beach, Calif.

20. Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii

21. Coligny Beach, Hilton Head, S.C.

22. Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

23. Napili Beach, Lahaina, Hawaii

24. Race Point Beach, Provincetown, Mass.

25. Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, Va.


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