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What are the ten most highly rated beaches in Florida?

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Siesta Key Beach is among the top Florida beaches according to the Travel Channel, The Guardian, and TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Top 25 U.S. Beaches. Others reported on more than one list were Sanibel Beach and South Beach. Additional selections include St. Pete Beach and Delray Beach.

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What are the ten most highly rated beaches in Florida?
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Siesta Key Beach is known for soft white sand and peaceful waves. It draws both couples out for romantic retreats and families. It received a third place ranking in the 2014 TripAdvisor rankings.

Sanibel is one of Florida's Shell Islands known for the availability of intact shells on the shore. The beach features wildlife such as gopher tortoises, stingrays and alligators. Tourists can visit a nearby historic lighthouse and a shell museum.

South Beach in Miami is known for the nightlife and the people attracted to its shores. Visitors can jet ski, play polo or take a morning run. The surrounding art deco architecture is also unique.

St. Pete Beach was ninth in the 2014 TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Top 25 U.S. Beaches. It receives an average of 361 days of sunshine per year and is located near several major cities. The area features an historic resort, museums and a large shopping and dining center.

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