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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Ranked as Top US Beach

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEWTON, Mass.) -- If you’re planning a beach vacation this summer, would like you to know the number-one sand and surf location in the U.S. is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The location was named the top beach in America and the seventh best world beach destination based on ratings by travelers in TripAdvisor reviews.  The beach at Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos was ranked the top world beach destination.

According to a recent TripAdvisor survey of some 2,100 U.S. adults, 68 percent are planning a beach vacation in 2011, with 54 percent planning a trip to a U.S. beach destination.

Here are TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Beaches Award-winning U.S. Beach Destinations:

1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2. Cape May, New Jersey
3. Panama City Beach, Florida
4. Miami Beach, Florida
5. Sanibel Island, Florida
6. Clearwater, Florida
7. Honolulu, Hawaii
8. Captiva Island, Florida
9. Poipu, Hawaii
10. Siesta Key, Florida

Here are TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Beaches Award-winning World Beach Destinations:

1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
2. Boracay, Philippines
3. Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba
4. Negril, Jamaica
5. Tulum, Mexico
6. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
7. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
8. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
9. Cape May, New Jersey
10. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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