America’s 10 Best Beaches of 2016

Summer, how does America salute thee? Let us count the ways: bikinis and barbecues, board shorts and flip flops, gorgeous sunsets, thunderstorms, and – not least – the annual top 10 list of the nation’s best beaches from Dr. Beach, published every Memorial Day Weekend. Stephen P. Leatherman, a.k.a. Dr. Beach, is professor and director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University.

Once again, Hawaii takes top honors, with Hanauma Bay Beach Park, southeast of Honolulu on the island of Oahu, in the No. 1 spot. Leatherman calls it an “idyllic, crescent-shaped coral sand beach” and “stunning in every respect.” It’s also great for snorkeling, as “thousands of tropical fish await your visit in shallow water and close to shore.”


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