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Best U.S. beaches
TripAdvisor announced its 2013 Travelers' Choice Beaches Awards.  Florida has the most top-ranked beaches in the U.S., with nine in the 25 best stretches of sand.  Here's how they break out.

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1: Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina, Hawaii
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2: Siesta Key Public Beach, Sarasota, Fla.
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3: Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola, Fla. 

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4: Fort De Soto Park, Tierra Verde, Fla. 

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5: Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Hawaii

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6: Wailea Beach, Wailea, Hawaii

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7: Assateague Beach, Assateague Island, Va.

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8: La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, Calif.

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9: Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, Calif.

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10: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu 

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11: St. Andrews State Park, Panama City, Fla.

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12: Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin, Fla.

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13: Poipu Beach Park, Poipu, Hawaii 

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14: Hunting Island State Park, Beaufort, S.C.

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15: Pass-a-Grille, Saint Pete Beach, Fla.   

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16: Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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17: Wai'anapanapa State Park, Hana, Hawaii 

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18: Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, Fla. 

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19: Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit, Maine

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20: Race Point Beach, Provincetown, Mass. 

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21: Hanalei Beach, Hanalei, Hawaii 

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22: Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, Fla. 

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23: Canaveral National Seashore, Titusville, Fla. 

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24: Sunset Beach, Cape May, N.J. 

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25: Crane Beach, Ipswich, Mass. 

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Best U.S. beaches

TripAdvisor announced its 2013 Travelers' Choice Beaches Awards.  Florida has the most top-ranked beaches in the U.S., with nine in the 25 best stretches of sand.  Here's how they break out.

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