TripAdvisors Travelers' Choice 2014 Best Beaches

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Two Sarasota County Beaches Make TripAdvisor 2014 Travelers' Choice Awards

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 18, 2014) – TripAdvisor® announced today their annual Travelers' Choice Awards for Best Beaches 2014. Siesta Key Public Beach and Lido Beach in Sarasota County, Florida were in the top 25 beaches on the US list. Siesta Beach earned top honors in Florida and third in the US behind two beaches in Hawaii.  Lido Beach was #22 on the list.  

"We are thrilled to share this news," said Erin Duggan, Director of Brand for Visit Sarasota County.  "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.  

Siesta Beach 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 Siesta Key Public Beach and Sarasota County visit



About Sarasota County
Located on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides the quintessential, laid-back beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Key Beach, named "America's Best Beach" in 2011 by Stephen Leatherman, aka, Dr. Beach. Dubbed "Home of the American Circus," Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and visitors can experience its unique circus heritage first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit or call (941) 706-1253.