The Best Beaches In America

May 26, 2017

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As we welcome the Memorial Day weekend, many of our thoughts turn to the coast, the smell of sunscreen and the feeling of your toes in the sand.  Fortunately for us, three of the top 10 Beaches in America are in Florida, where Siesta Key Beach, in Sarasota, rates number one for 2017. Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman, known as Dr. Beach, has been ratings our nation’s beaches since 1991 and rates them on fifty categories that include sand makeup, water color and temperature, cleanliness, views, access, amenities and safety. Last year's best beach, Coopers Beach on New York's Long Island fell to number 5, with Kapalua Bay Beach on Maui, Hawaii at the number two spot, Orcacoke Lifeguarded Beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina at number three.  Grayton Beach in Florida’s panhandle ranked fourth. Rounding off the list from 6th to 10th are Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Caladesi Island State Park Dunedin/Clearwater, Florida, Hapuna Beach State Park, Big Island, Hawaii, Coronado Beach, San Diego, California and Beachwalker Park Kiawah Island, South Carolina capturing the tenth spot.

SOURCE: Dr. Beach

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