Top 10 Beaches
The Top 10 Beaches in the US
#1 Coopers Beach (Southampton, NY): Coopers Beach is seen here on May 13 with pristine white sand and lapping waves. With convenient parking and amenities, in addition to nearly no trash on the beach, Coopers beach was selected as America’s Best Beach in a survey released on May 28. Top 10 Beaches is produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as ‘Dr. Beach,’ director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research.
#2 Siesta Beach (Sarasota, Fla.): Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Fla., is seen in this photo provided by the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau. The beach is making its appearance on the Top Ten Beaches list for the second year in a row.
#3 Coronado Beach (San Diego, Calif.): San Diego, Calif.’s Coronado Beach comes in third in 2010′s Top Ten Beaches. Coronado Beach is seen here at sunset in this photo provided by the San Diego Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
#4 Cape Hatteras (Outer Banks, NC): A couple watches from the sand dunes as the nation’s tallest lighthouse, Cape Hatteras, is lit up in November 1999, in Buxton, NC. Cape Hatteras came in fourth in the Top 10 Beaches list for 2010
#5 Main Beach (East Hampton, NY): Main Beach appears on the Top 10 Beaches list for another year, having made an appearance there in 2009. Here, Main Beach is seen in January 2004.
#6 Kahanamoku Beach (Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii): This undated photo provided by Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa shows Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Hawaii. Dr. Beach placed Kahanamoku Beach at sixth place on the Top 10 Beaches list.
#7 Coast Guard Beach (Cape Cod, Mass.): Cape Cod’s Coast Guard Beach is on the Top 10 Beaches list from Dr. Beach for 2010. It also appeared on 2009′s list
#8 Beachwalker Park (Kiawah Island, SC): Kiawah Island’s Beachwalker Park is eighth on the list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as ‘Dr. Beach,’ director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research
#9 Hamoa Beach (Maui, Hawaii): In this photo provided by the Maui Visitors Bureau, Hamoa Beach, ninth on the Top 10 Beaches list, is shown in Maui, Hawaii.
#10 Cape Florida State Park (Key Biscayne, Fla.): The Cape Florida lighthouse is seen at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, in Key Biscayne, Fla., in May 2009. Cape Florida State Park came in tenth on Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Beaches list for 2010.