Ben Abramson, USA TODAY Published 11:45 a.m. ET Feb. 21, 2018 | Updated 12:40 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2018
(USA TODAY) — Everyone has an opinion on the best beaches they’ve visited (personally, I like rocks and cliffs). TripAdvisor has millions of reviews from travelers who’ve been to thousands of beaches around the globe, and analyzed them to name the world’s best for 2018.
According to the Travelers’ Choice awards announced today, the world’s best beach is Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos, an oft-honored Caribbean strand. The best in the USA is Clearwater Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Florida beaches make a strong showing on the American rankings, with six of the top ten, compared to three for Hawaii. Clearwater Beach also cracked the world rankings at no. 7.
See TripAdvisor’s top 25 beaches in both the USA and the world in the slideshow above.