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Florida beach once again ranked one of the best in the world - and it's only a 2 hr 30 min road trip from Orlando!

One of the best beaches in the world according to Tripadvisor is right here in the Sunshine State in the Tampa Bay area.

Siesta Beach in Siesta Key, Florida

Tripadvisor has unveiled its annual list of the best beaches in the country and the world, with Siesta Beach in Siesta Key, Florida ranked number 9 in the world and number 2 in the U.S.

Also included in the top 10 beaches in the U.S. list is Hollywood Beach in South Florida which was ranked the fourth-best beach in the country.

The No. 1 beach in the world is Praia da Falésia in Portugal, and the top beach in the U.S. is Ka'anapali Beach in Hawaii. 

Siesta Beach in Siesta Key, Florida

With quartz-crystal sand as white and soft as powdered sugar, Siesta Beach in Sarasota is no stranger to being recognized as one of the top beaches in the country, and is continuously voted by travelers as one of the 'Top Beaches in the U.S.'

Siesta Key's island energy is palpable and made even more so by the many on and offshore activities, as well as the accessible nature to finding bliss by simply floating in the clear, calm waters of the Gulf.

From Orlando, Siesta Beach is a 2 hr, 30 min drive.

Hollywood Beach FL

With its swaying palm trees and clear blue water, Hollywood Beach is a postcard-perfect representation of a classic South Florida Beach.

Hollywood beach is a fun and funky mix of retro Floridian architecture and modern hotel and restaurant concepts perfect for the choosiest traveler. The highlight of Hollywood beach is it’s extensive Broadwalk and engaging activities on the water and sand.

From Orlando, Hollywood Beach is a 3 hr, 30 min drive.

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Hollywood Beach FL

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