dreamstime_xs_30636446 (1)Siesta Key snagged the No. 1 spot on Trip Advisor’s best beach rankings in the United States and the 14th spot for world beaches Wednesday, and several other Florida beaches made the top 25 nationally.

“It is an honor to be chosen by our fans for this award,” says Virginia J. Haley, president of Visit Sarasota County. “We are fortunate to have such a beautiful beach in Sarasota County. This honor is a reflection of the outstanding service provided by Sarasota County Parks & Recreation and volunteers who give their time and talents daily to ensure the beach is pristine and welcoming to all. We are proud to share the beach with the world.”

The beach rankings are based on travelers’ choice and reviews on the website. Siesta Key was the only beach in Manatee and Sarasota Counties on the national list and the only U.S. beach in the top 25 in the world.

“We had heard this was one of the top beaches in the state and agree,” wrote TripAdvisor user Ooromyoo from Orlando. “Wonderful suburban location and beautiful white sands – must get there early to find free public parking and get a great spot. A definite must while here!”

St. Pete got second nationally, Pensacola fifth, Clearwater eighth, St. Augustine ninth and Panama City tenth. Also on the list in Florida were Fort Myers, Hollywood Beach and South Beach in Miami.

As far as TripAdvisor’s rankings, here is the U.S. top 25:

1. Siesta Beach on Siesta Key near Sarasota, Florida

2. St. Pete Beach, Florida

3. Ka’anapali Beach Lahaina, Hawaii

4. Wai’anapanapa State Park Hana, Hawaii

5. Pensacola Beach, Pensacola Beach, Florida

6. La Jolla Cove La Jolla, California

7. Kailua Beach Park Kailua, Hawaii

8. Clearwater Beach Clearwater, Florida

9. St. Augustine Beach Saint Augustine Beach, Florida

10. Beach at Panama City Panama City Beach, Florida

11. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Honolulu, Hawaii

12. Poipu Beach Park Poipu, Hawaii

13. Ogunquit Beach Ogunquit, Maine

14. Hunting Island State Park Beaufort, South Carolina

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

16. Race Point Beach Provincetown, Massachusetts

17. Newport Beach Newport Beach, California

18. Fort Myers Beach Fort Myers Beach, Florida

19. Coronado Municipal Beach Coronado, California

20. Hollywood Beach Hollywood, Florida

21. South Beach Miami Beach, Florida

22. Hanalei Beach Hanalei, Hawaii

23. Carlsbad State Beach Carlsbad, California

24. Crystal Cove State Park Laguna Beach, California

25. Ocean City Beach Ocean City, Maryland

And here is the top 25 in the world:

1. Baia do Sancho Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

2. Grace Bay Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

3. Rabbit Beach Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily

4. Playa Paraiso Beach Cayo Largo, Cuba

5. Playa de Ses Illetes Formentera, Balearic Islands

6. Anse Lazio Praslin Island, Seychelles

7. White Beach Boracay, Aklan Province

8. Flamenco Beach Culebra, Puerto Rico

9. Whitehaven Beach Whitsunday Island, Whitsunday Islands

10. Elafonissi Beach Elafonissi, Greece

11. Camp’s Bay Beach Camps Bay, South Africa

12. Radhanagar Beach Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

13. Woolacombe Beach Woolacombe, United Kingdom

14. Siesta Beach Siesta Key, Florida

15. West Bay Beach West Bay, Honduras

16. Cayo de Agua Los Roques National Park, Venezuela