St. Pete Beach named the nation’s best beach, fifth-best globally

Romy Ellenbogen, Tampa Bay Times
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ST. PETERSBURG — St. Pete Beach has been named the best beach in the nation based on TripAdvisor’s annual Travelers’ Choice rankings, bumping up from its second-place spot in 2020.

It beats out beaches in Hawaii, California and a handful of other beaches in Pinellas. Madeira Beach was ranked as the ninth best, Treasure Island Beach as the 16th best and Clearwater Beach at the 18th slot.

St. Pete Beach last took home the top spot in 2012, according to Visit St. Pete-Clearwater. Their website credits the award to the white sand beaches, warm gulf waters, beautiful sunsets and uncrowded space.

Globally, St. Pete Beach was ranked as the fifth-best beach by TripAdvisor. It is the only beach in the continental United States to make the global list.