TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Beaches. This year’s awards honor 343 beaches including the top 25 in the world and lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S. Travelers’ Choice award-winning beaches were determined based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.

We know travelers around the globe love sun and sand vacations, so we’ve tapped the TripAdvisor community to help us identify the world’s best beaches,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “The 2016 Travelers’ Choice Beaches award-winners will inspire many to book their next getaway, knowing that these beautiful spots are the very best from the TripAdvisor global community!”

Six of the Top 10 and 14 Total Florida Beaches made the Top 25 List of Best Beaches in the United States with Fort Lauderdale Beach ( Las Olas Beach) coming in at #20.

So what did independent TripAdvisor reviewers have to say?

"Most under-rated beach in South Florida! Beautiful wide beach in the middle of some great restaurants and retail shops. Closely guarded by certified lifeguards and near the intra-coastal for great boating. Also, connected by the water taxi and trolley for easy travel and parking. Must stay for South Florida vacation!" - normsapp, Fort Lauderdale

"Great bars, restaurants, shopping. Lifeguards. Bike Rentals. Lots of parking. Beautiful scenery, near Port Everglades and the Ft. Lauderdale Airport." - Jene316

"Just simply beautiful, clean & serene...Go and sit under the pine trees, yes I said pine trees!!! On the beach, it can't be beat. They have a workout station on the beach for us enthusiasts! !! And with the view how can you not be motivated!!!" - Johnny D
Marina Del Rey

"Clean with great facilities. Great for all, young, old and families. Great walking location - jogging and cycling too good choice of eateries Fort Lauderdale make a great effort to keep the beaches clean and enjoyable" - Bryan D Cowes, United Kingdom