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Two New England beaches on TripAdvisor list of nation’s best

Ogunquit Beach in Maine was named one of the top 25 beaches in the US by users of TripAdvisor.com.handout
Race Point Beach in Provincetown.Bill Regan for The Boston Globe/Bill Regan

Sure, Florida and Hawaii dominate TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice list of the 25 best beaches in the United States, but two of New England’s finest get some love, too.

Ogunquit Beach in Maine ranks 15th most popular among TripAdvisor reviewers, with one commenter remarking, “We love this beach so much we moved here!” and another noting that there is “lots of sand and water.” Many others point out that it’s a great place to bring kids, plus it’s wide, and therefore great for walking.

Not far behind is Race Point Beach in Provincetown, 19th on the list, with one commenter calling it “the most beautiful beach on the planet,” and another noting it is “hands down one of the best places to watch the sunset when visiting Provincetown.”


A reviewer from East Haddam, Conn., added that it’s the ideal place to “walk, watch the seals, and enjoy a little solitude.”

Among the few complaints? “Water was very cold.” The site notes the beach is best from June to August.

Here’s the complete list:

1) Clearwater Beach in Clearwater, Fla.

2) Lanikai Beach in Kailua, Hawaii

3) Siesta Key Beach in Siesta Key, Fla.

4) Saint Pete Beach in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

5) Wai’anapanapa State Park in Hana, Hawaii

6) Ka’anapali Beach in Lahaina, Hawaii

7) Pensacola beach in Pensacola Beach, Fla.

8) La Jolla Shores in La Jolla, Calif.

9.) St. Augustine Beach in Saint Augustine Beach, Fla.

10.) Beach at Panama City in Panama City Beach, Fla.

11.) Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, Fla.

12.) Hanauma Bay Nature Reserve in Honolulu, Hawaii

13.) Poipu Beach Park in Poipu, Hawaii

14.) Manini’owali Beach in Kailua-Kina, Hawaii

15.) Ogunquit Beach in Ogunquit, Maine

16.) Newport Beach in Newport Beach, Calif.

17.) Coronado Municipal Beach in Coronado, Calif.


18.) Fort Myers Beach in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

19.) Race Point Beach in Provincetown

20.) Las Olas Beach in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

21.) Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad, Calif.

22.) Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach, Calif.

23.) Navarre Beach in Navarre, Fla.

24.) Hanalei Beach in Hanalei, Hawaii

25.) Ocean City Beach in Ocean City, Md.

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