For Spring Break, Here Are The 10 Best Beaches In The U.S., Around The World

It’s spring break season, which means that after months of winter, you’re probably dreaming of warmer days and spending hours basking in the sun somewhere tropical.

The travel industry is expecting a busy year in 2022, with people sick from being turned away during the ongoing pandemic and looking to make up for lost travel time, and a recent Tripadvisor investigation finds that 37% of American travelers plan to hit the beach at some point this year. Now, the online travel review website has a new set of dream destinations for hardcore beachgoers.

Some of the best beaches in the world Top of the list on Tripadvisor 2022 Best of the best awards. The online travel company ranks destinations each year based on traveler reviews and ratings, and this year’s best beaches in the United States are highlighted by sunny spots in Hawaii and Florida, while a exotic destination in the Turks and Caicos Islands is at the top of the world ranking.

Tripadvisor determined its 2022 awards by measuring the top-rated and top-rated beach destinations on the website between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

In the United States, Hapuna Beach in Puako, Hawaii, took the top spot on Tripadvisor’s rankings, while Siesta Beach in Siesta Key, Florida, followed a close second.

Casey Brogan, senior communications specialist at Tripadvisor, told CNBC Make It that Hapuna Beach won this year’s title in something of an upset, and it comes as the website has seen a surge in tourism to Hawaii.

“A Florida beach has been #1 in the United States for the past eight years,” Brogan said. “So for Hawaii to pull it off, this is actually the first time Hawaii has had the #1 beach in the United States since 2014.”

Located on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, Hapuna Beach State Park offers the island’s largest white sand beach – where, depending on the time of year, you can watch whales in migration or spend your time swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling, depending on the state. tourism website.

The best beach in the world, according to Tripadvisor’s ranking, is Grace Bay Beach, located on the northeast coast of Providenciales, an island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago. Tripadvisor Notes on its site that the roughly three-mile beach is “famous for its long stretch of soft white sand and beautiful blue water.”

Tripadvisor’s Brogan said being stuck indoors during the pandemic has definitely motivated people to explore the world more, as travel restrictions around the world have started to loosen.

“I think the last few years have been crazy, obviously, so people are really looking for relaxing getaways,” Brogan said. “I think it’s the beaches that they’ll be the most [likely] direction.”

Top 10 Beaches in the United States

1. Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area in Puako, Hawaii

Sunset at Hapuna Beach State Park in Hawaii, USA

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2. Siesta Beach in Siesta Key, Florida

3. Poipu Beach Park in Poipu, Hawaii

4. Moonstone Beach in Cambria, California

5. Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, Hawaii

6. Driftwood Beach at Jekyll Island, Georgia

7. Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park, Washington

Sunset over Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park in Washington.

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8. Cannon Beach in Cannon Beach, Oregon

9. La Jolla Cove in La Jolla, CA

10. Ho’okipa Beach Park in Paia, Hawaii

Top 10 beaches in the world

1. Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

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2. Varadero Beach in Varadero, Cuba

3. Turquoise Bay in Exmouth, Australia

4. Quarta Praia in Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

5. Eagle Beach at Palm – Eagle Beach, Aruba

Eagle Beach on the island of Aruba

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