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      Slideshow: Top Beaches in the U.S.

      Siesta Key Beach was ranked third best beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.

      With 81 percent of Americans planning to take a beach vacation in 2014, up 12 percent from last year, TripAdvisor has identified the top beaches in the U.S. based on millions of traveler reviews and opinions.

      In fact, two New England beaches - Race Point Beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Ogunquit Beach in Ogunquit, Maine - were named among the best in the country.

      TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice awards for best beaches recognized more than 322 beaches globally, including top lists for Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, and the U.S. The winners were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.