Wonder what it takes to be named the #1 Beach in the U.S.? Let us be the judge! Home to Clearwater Beach, TripAdvisor’s #1 Beach in the U.S. for 2016, 2018 and 2019, we know all about what separates the best beaches from the rest. Sugar-white sand, warm Gulf waters and fiery sunsets are just a few ingredients that play into earning a shot at that coveted top spot. While the list is nearly endless, we’ve rounded up some of the top reasons Clearwater Beach is #1. Check it out below!