Clearwater Beach Is The Best Beach In America

Whether you're planning your summer vacation or looking to escape freezing temperatures, a beach vacation is always enticing. Not all beaches are created equal, however, and travel website TripAdvisor has released its list of the 25 best beaches in the United States as part of its 2019 Travelers' Choice Awards.

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Known for its top-quality beaches and the subtropical weather that earned it the moniker "the Sunshine State," it should come as no surprise that Florida is home to 10 of the 25 beaches named, including the absolute best. Clearwater Beach is the most beautiful spot in the state, with incredible scenery and a wonderful Beach Walk Promenade, where beachgoers can walk, skate, or bike along the shore and enjoy live music, shopping, great bars and wonderful beach restaurants.

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Located on a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico on the west central coast of Florida, Clearwater Beach was one of only two American entries on TripAdvisor's list of the 25 best beaches in the world, coming in at No. 6 (Hawaii's Ka'anapali Beach came in at No. 14) after the website considered 352 beaches from around the world. 

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Stunning white sand stretches for two and a half miles, and popular activities include jet skiing, parasailing, miniature golf, boat tours, and "pirate ship" cruises. Anyone looking to book an affordable last-minute beach vacation should definitely consider a visit to Clearwater Beach in order to discover for themselves just why it's been named one of the 50 best beaches in the world.