10 Best 2011 Beaches of United States

Siesta Beach 10 Best 2011 Beaches of United States

Coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman has declared the list of top 10 beaches of USA for 2011 and “Dr. Beach,” as Leatherman is known, is the director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research. The list and detail is below. Take a look.

1: Siesta Beach

Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Fla, rates as the top beach in the United States,  Siesta Beach, with its fine, white sand and clear, warm waters, often makes the cut on Dr. Beach’s annual top beaches list, but this is its first year in the No. 1 spot.

2: Beachwalker Park

Beachwalker Park 10 Best 2011 Beaches of United States

It’s a nature lover’s oasis on Beachwalker Park, on the south end of Kiawah Island, S.C., just south of Charleston. The sand is compact enough to ride bikes along the 10-mile long barrier island. The water isn’t clear, but it is clean and provides for great seafood for low-country cooking.

3: Cape Florida State Park

Cape Florida State Park 10 Best 2011 Beaches of United States

Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, Fla., offers clear water, gentle surf and fine, white coral sand.

4: Cape Hatteras

Cape Hatteras 10 Best 2011 Beaches of United States

Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks of North Carolina offers some of the best board surfing on the East Coast. Other draws include a lighthouse, fishing villages, beachcombing and excellent fishing.

5: Coast Guard Beach

Coast Guard Beach 10 Best 2011 Beaches of United States

Coast Guard Beach in Cape Cod, Mass., slopes steeply into the water. Swimmers tend to take quick, cooling dips in the ocean since summertime water temperatures reach only 60 to 70 degrees.

6: Coronado Beach

Coronado Beach 10 Best 2011 Beaches of United States

San Diego’s Coronado Beach makes the top 10 list for its lush subtropical vegetation, Mediterranean climate and fine, sparkling sand.

7: Kahanamoku Beach

Kahanamoku Beach 10 Best 2011 Beaches of United States

A shallow reef off Kahanamoku Beach in Oahu, Hawaii, protects this beach from big waves, making it ideal for families with children.

8: Main Beach

Main Beach 10 Best 2011 Beaches of United States

Main Beach in East Hampton, N.Y., attracts wealthy summertime residents because a centuries-old conservation easement protects the wide beach and tall dunes.

9: St. George Island State Park

St. George Island State Park 10 Best 2011 Beaches of United States

Winter tourists from up north tend to like St. George Island on Florida’s panhandle because sunny days in the 50s and 60s can seem like spring — but without the crowds. The area is known as the Forgotten Coast because Florida’s winter tourists tend to flock to the warmer beaches of south Florida.

10: Waimanalo Bay Beach Park

Waimanalo Bay Beach Park 10 Best 2011 Beaches of United States

The long, white beach at Waimanalo Beach Park on Hawaii’s Oahu island slopes gently into the water, offering lots of opportunity for water recreation.

Via: msnbc.com


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