See the best beaches in the United States, world, according to TripAdvisor

See the best beaches in the United States, world, according to TripAdvisor

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Clearwater Beach was just named the best patch of sand in the country by TripAdvisor.

The pristine white sand beaches of Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos top this year's list of TripAdvisor's World's Best Beaches Awards. Grace Bay was up from the number two ranking previous year and reclaimed the top spot it held in 2016.

Other Florida beaches making the 2018 TripAdvisor list were Miami's South Beach, No. 4; Fort Lauderdale Beach, No. 6; Saint Pete Beach, No. 7; Hollywood Beach, No. 8; Panama City Beach, No. 11; and Fort Myers Beach, No. 14.

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Located on the island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos' commercial and tourism hub, Grace Bay boasts a long stretch of soft sand round a handsome clear bay.

According to TripAdvisory, 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".

Florida and Hawaii dominated the list with 17 of the 25 beaches listed coming from one of those two states.

The top European beach was Spain's La Concha in San Sebastian, at six, and the top U.S. beach was Florida's Clearwater Beach, coming in at seven.

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