What does a beach in Maine have in common with some of the most beautiful and popular beaches in Florida, Hawaii and California?

TripAdvisor has released its 2016 Travelers’ Choice awards, naming Ogunquit Beach in York County as one of the top 25 beaches in America to visit.

Ogunquit Beach ranks 15th on TripAdvisor’s website, ahead of such oceanfront gems as Newport Beach in California, Fort Meyers Beach in Florida and Hanalei Beach in Hawaii. The website says the best time to visit Ogunquit is between June and September.

TripAdvisor bases its annual rankings on customer reviews.

“We’ve been going back to Ogunquit every June for over 20 years and never tire of it,” a visitor from Toronto wrote. “Although it can be crowded at the access points, the wide, long sand beach is great for walking, running or just relaxing and recharging.”

Another person wrote, “We love this beach so much we moved here. … (No other New England beaches) compare to the beautiful white sand strip in Ogunquit. Only downside to telling you this is more and more people are learning about this treasure.”

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