New research from photography company Storyboards found that Clearwater Beach is on the state’s west coast Florida third on the list of the most picturesque landscapes in the United States.
The experts said that to compile the list, they used data from the social network Instagram and determined which American landscapes generated the most hashtags on the social network to find out which are the ten most picturesque landscapes in the country.
Clearwater Beach comes in third on the list with a total of 1,298,877 Instagram hashtags, thanks to the quality of its Appalachian quartz sand and its calm, shallow waters.
First on the list is Lake Tahoe, the clearest lake in the US with a purity level of 99.994%, located on the California-Nevada border, with 2,986,225 Instagram hashtags, followed by Lake Michigan, the third largest lake in the US and the fifth largest in the world at 2,788,904.
Fifth place goes to Lake Ontario, which has 1,007,124 Instagram hashtags and is part of the Great Lakes family. Lake Ontario’s shoreline is 712 miles long if you include the islands, of which there are 1,864.
Lake Norman ranks seventh with 640,978 hashtags on Instagram. The largest man-made lake in North Carolina, where there are many places where visitors can watch the sunset at night.
Likewise, Lake Powell, located between Utah and Arizona, ranks ninth with 456,329 hashtags on Instagram. This place is one of the most picturesque in the United States as it offers beautiful views of the Grand Canyon with stone sculptures of cliffs and towers and a warm climate.
Last on the list, the Mojave Desert comes in at tenth place with 429,066 hashtags on Instagram. This is located in southern California and other parts belong to Nevada, Arizona and Utah, covering an area of more than 25,000 square miles.
Here is the complete ranking:
- Lake Tahoe with 2,986,225 hashtags
- Lake Michigan with 2,788,904 hashtags
- Playa Clearwater with 1,298,877 hashtags
- Lake Superior with 1,157,663 hashtags
- Lake Ontario with 1,007,124 hashtags
- Playa de Waikiki with 969,640 hashtags
- Lake Norman with 640,978 hashtags
- Lake Huron with 560,434 hashtags
- Lake Powell with 456,329 hashtags
- Mojave Desert with 429,066 hashtags
Seven of the ten are lakes
Gavin Glick, co-founder of Storyboards, commented that the fact that the top 10 landscapes are in multiple states, including Florida, Hawaii and North Carolina, shows that Americans have many options to choose from when it comes to breathtaking landscapes .
Glick noted that it was interesting to see that seven of the top 10 landscapes were all lakes, “suggesting that Americans prefer this type of landscape to all others,” he added.
Clearwater Beach, third on the list, is one of the tourist destinations in Florida and is located in Pinella County, which had a population of 116,674 in 2021.
This beach is characterized by its sugar sand, emerald green waters and fun family attractions, making it one of the country’s top beach and family destinations.
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