Clearwater has just taken the crown for “No. 1 Beach in the Country” according to TripAdvisor.
The Tampa Bay Times explains what’s behind the ranking and Clearwater’s success:
Each year, the travel booking and planning website, TripAdvisor, ranks the world’s greatest beaches based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings on their site for a 12-month period.
Honored for its 2 1/2 miles of “powdery sand and calm, shallow water,” Clearwater Beach is listed as a great vacation spot for its pedestrian-friendly Beach Walk Promenade and lively scene at Pier 60. According to TripAdvisor, Clearwater Beach “has it all” with a mix of beach scenes, water sports, restaurants and hotels.
The Tampa Bay Times also notes Clearwater Beach is the only Florida beach to crack the Top 25 beaches in the world list at No. 20.
But we know what really makes Clearwater Beach so special.
It’s the rescue of sea turtles, the home of Winter the dolphin, and other marvelous marine life at the famousClearwater Marine Aquarium.
It’s the taste of a freshly fried grouper sandwich at the famous Frenchy’s.
It’s a spectacular sunset from Pier 60.
It’s a signature festival, like Clearwater Beach Uncorked, Seafood & Blues or Taste Fest and Restaurant Week.
It’s mind-blowing sand sculptures.
It’s a peaceful nature walk full of local wildlife at a nearby state park or reserve.
It’s a romantic waterfront meal after a fantastic day at the beach.
Won’t it be cool to say you’ve visited America’s No. 1 beach? And there’s no better way to enjoy it all than with Global Discovery Vacations. Book your stay in the Clearwater area today, (including Bamboo Beach Club Resort, which was recently named the No. 1 Small Inn on Clearwater Beach).
Why do you think Clearwater Beach is one of the best beaches in the country? Let us know in the comments below.