Trip Advisor has just released the winners for the 2016 Top 25 Beaches in the U.S. Four of the selected beaches were from our beautiful Emerald Coast!
Pensacola Beach is located south of the actual town of Pensacola on the barrier island of Santa Rosa Island. Home to a large snowbird population in the winter, Pensacola Beach is also great for families. The bar and tourist scene is much tamer here, with nothing but miles of seashore to explore. Walk barefoot on the soft white beach and find out why Pensacola Beach has been nicknamed "the talking sands," due to the high quartz content.
Panama City Beach
With 27 miles of white sand and two State Parks Panama City Beach prides itself on expansive, clean beaches. Walk for miles along the shore, fish off the piers and then top the day off watching a spectacular sunset. Several artificial reefs make this a popular scuba and snorkeling destination.
Henderson Beach State Park
Henderson Beach State Park is a hidden gem among Emerald Coast beaches. Immerse yourself in unspoiled beauty and uncrowded beaches, adjacent to Crystal Beach and just minutes from downtown Destin. With over 6,000 feet of natural shoreline bordering the Gulf of Mexico, come for the day, or camp in one of the well-equipped sites.
Uncrowded beaches with emerald green Gulf water, Navarre Beach is the beach of choice for many locals. This is where you can slow down and renew your spirit by taking time to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. Go snorkeling or kayaking at the marine park, or fish from the longest pier on the coast. Navarre is one of ten beaches protected as a National Seashore.
Complete List of Trip Advisor's Top 25 Beaches in the United States
1. Clearwater Beach - Clearwater, Florida
2. Lanikai Beach - Kailua, Hawaii
3. Siesta Beach - Siesta Key, Florida
4. St. Pete Beach - St. Pete Beach, Florida
5. Wai'anapanapa State Park - Hana Hawaii
6. Ka'anapali Beach - Lahaina, Hawaii
7. Pensacola Beach - Pensacola Beach, Florida
8. La Jolla Shores - La Jolla, California
9. St. Augustine Beach - Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
10. Beach at Panama City - Panama City Beach, Florida
11. Henderson Beach State Park - Destin, Florida
12. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve - Honolulu, Hawaii
13. Poipu Beach Park - Poipu, Hawaii
14. Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
15. Ogunquit Beach - Ogunquit, Maine
16. Newport Beach - Newport Beach, California
17. Coronado Municipal Beach - Coronado, California
18. Fort Myers Beach - Fort Myers Beach, Florida
19. Race Point Beach - Provincetown, Massachusetts
20. Las Olas Beach - Fort Lauderale, Florida
21. Carlsbad State Beach - Carlsbad, California
22. Crystal Cove State Park - Laguna Beach, California
23. Navarre Beach, Navarre - Florida
24. Hanalei Beach - Hanalei, Hawaii
25. Ocean City Beach - Ocean City, Maryland
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