SARASOTA, Fla. (March 18, 2014)TripAdvisor announced today their annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Best Beaches 2014. SiestaKeyPublicBeach and LidoBeach in Sarasota County, Florida were in the top 25 beaches on the US list. SiestaBeach earned top honors in Florida and third in the US behind two beaches in HawaiiLidoBeach was #22 on the list. 

“We are thrilled to share this news,” said Erin Duggan, Director of Brand for VisitSarasotaCounty. “We are honored so many visitors to our shores love their experience here and are willing to share it with others.”

TripAdvisor hosts more than 150 million reviews by travelers. There are more than 100 accommodations listed on TripAdvisor’s page for both Siesta and Lido beaches. 

SiestaBeach has been recognized for its beautiful sand and clam surf for several years. In 2011, Dr. Beach named it the “#1 Beach in America.” More recently it was rated a “Top 10 Family Beach” in 2013 by National Geographic Traveler, and one of Conde Naste’s Traveler’s top white sand beaches in Florida earlier this year. 

For a complete list of winners, visit For more information on SiestaKeyPublicBeach and SarasotaCounty visit

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