Ocean City ranked No. 25 beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor

Maryland is home to the 25th best beach in the United States, according to a recent survey from tripadvisor.com.

Based on reviews and ratings left on tripadvisor.com over a 12-month period, Ocean City's beach ranked #25 in the country -- the only mid-Atlantic beach to make the list. Search traffic in the website related to O.C. was up 8 percent over 2013.


The top beach in the U.S., according to tripadvisor.com, is Siesta Beach on Siesta Key, Fla., followed by Saint Pete Beach, in St. Pete Beach, Fl. In fact, nine of the top 25 U.S. beaches are in Florida, followed by seven in Hawaii and five in California.

The world's best beach, according to the survey, is Baia do Sancho, in Brazil. No U.S. beach placed in the top 10.


The list of the 25 top U.S. beaches is:

1) Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Fla.

2) Saint Pete Beach, St. Pete Beach, Fl.

3) Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina, Hawaii

4) Wai'anapanapa State Park, Hana, Hawaii

5) Pensacola Beach, Pensacola Beach, Fl.

6) La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, Cal.

7) Kailua Beach Park, Kailua, Hawaii

8) Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, Fl.

9) St. Augustine Beach, St. Augustine Beach, Fl.

10) Beach at Panama City, Panama City Beach, Fl.

11) Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Hawaii


12) Poipu Beach Park, Poipu, Hawaii

13) Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit, Maine

14) Hunting Island State Park, Beaufort, S.C.

15) Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

16) Race Point Beach, Provincetown, Mass.

17) Newport Beach, Newport Beach, Cal.

18) Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers Beach, Fl.

19) Coronado Municipal Beach, Coronado, Cal.

20) Hollywood Beach, Hollywood, Fl.

21) South Beach, Miami, Fl.

22) Hanalei Beach, Hanalei, Hawaii

23) Carlsbad State Beach, Carlsbad, Cal.

24) Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach, Cal.

25) Ocean City Beach, Ocean City, Md.

Note: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect breakdown of the beaches by state.

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