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Top beach: Siesta Key; Hollywood, South Beach also on list

Siesta Key.
Siesta Key. Miami Herald Staff

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.

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.

St. Pete got second nationally, Pensacola fifth, Clearwater eighth, St. Augustine ninth and Panama City, 10th. Also on the list in Florida were Fort Myers, Hollywood Beach and South Beach in Miami Beach.