Vol. 9, Issue 9February 2018


Best U.S. Beaches

In the dead of winter, you probably are dreaming about beaches. Professor Stephen P. Leatherman of Florida International University -- also known as Dr. Beach -- offers an annual list of the top beaches in the United States. These are his top 10:

1. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Fla.

2. Kapalua State Beach, Maui, Hawaii

3. Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, North Carolina

4. Grayton Beach State Park, Florida

5. Coopers Beach, Southampton, N.Y.

6. Coast Guard Beach, Eastham, Mass.

7. Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin/Clearwater, Fla.

8. Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Hawaii

9. Coronado State Beach, Coronado, Calif.

10. Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, S.C.