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Pensacola Beach named top 10 beach in United States

Popular travel website TripAdvisor has once again named Pensacola Beach to its list of the top ten beaches in the United States.

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TripAdvisor’s annual Travelers Choice awards rank the top beaches, hotels, and other destinations as chosen by the site’s millions of users. This year’s winning beaches were announced Wednesday. Pensacola Beach was named #7 on this year’s list; in 2015, the beach was ranked #5.

“Pensacola Beach is an ideal seaside playground for travelers of all ages and is home to one of the longest piers in the Gulf of Mexico,” said TripAdvisor in a release. “Children will get a kick out of splashing in the shallow surf, while the young at heart are invited to kayak along the shore for a chance to see dolphins skimming the surface.”

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, the company said.

The Margaritaville Beach Hotel on Pensacola Beach. (Drew Buchanan/The Pulse)
The Margaritaville Beach Hotel on Pensacola Beach. (Drew Buchanan/The Pulse)

Here’s the full list:

10 Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach, Florida
 9 St. Augustine Beach
St. Augustine Beach, Florida
 8 La Jolla Shores
La Jolla, California
 7 Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach, Florida
 6 Ka’anapali Beach
Lahaina, Hawaii
 5 Wai’anapanapa State Park
Hana, Hawaii
 4 Saint Pete Beach
St. Pete Beach, Florida
 3 Siesta Beach
Siesta Key, Florida
 2 Lanikai Beach
Kailua, Hawaii
 1 Clearwater Beach
Clearwater, Florida