Feb 23, 2024 - News

Miami Beach excluded from "best beaches" list

Three women walking by a lifeguard hut on Miami Beach.

Sunbathers take a stroll on North Beach. Photo: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Miami boasts a lot of "bests," but turns out beaches aren't one of them — at least according to Tripadvisor.

Why it matters: The list — built off global reviews and ratings on the platform between Oct. 1, 2022, and Sept. 30, 2023 — highlights travelers' experience while visiting the beaches, with factors like cleanliness and "watersport-friendly seas" among the considerations.

Driving the news: Two other Florida beaches were included in the country's top 10 beaches: Siesta Beach on Siesta Key, near Sarasota, came in at No. 2, while Hollywood Beach in Broward County came in at No. 4.

  • Both beaches were lauded for good sunbathing opportunities and being family friendly.
  • The ratings also highlighted Hollywood Beach's boardwalk.

Zoom out: Siesta Beach earned a spot on the site's Top 10 Beaches in the World for 2024, coming in at No. 9.

  • Praia da Falésia in Portugal was rated the best beach in the world.
  • Ka'anapali Beach in Lahaina, Hawaii, was rated the best beach in the U.S., with high marks for wildlife sightings and water sports.

Zoom in: Six other Florida beaches made the list's top 25 U.S. beaches, including Panama City Beach, St. Augustine Beach and Henderson Beach in Destin.

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