San Diegans, we have it pretty great.
Three of the 25 best beaches in the United States are in San Diego County, according to a Trip Advisor ranking released this week. La Jolla Shores ranked the highest, at No. 8.
Coronado Beach grabbed the No. 17 spot and Carlsbad State Beach came in at No. 21.
Florida and Hawaii dominated the list, which took into account traveler reviews over a one-year period.
“Best beach in Southern California,” one traveler said in a review of Coronado Beach.
Only two other California beaches made the top 25 ranking: Newport Beach (No. 16) and Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach (No. 22).
The list notes that travelers can enjoy the San Diego County beaches year-round, a feather in our cap.
In a similar Trip Advisor ranking of the top hotels in the U.S., Ponte Vineyard Inn and Winery in nearby Temecula was ranked No. 6. Noticeably absent from that list was Hotel Del Coronado, which is known worldwide.