America’s Top 10 Beaches of 2015

The annual top 10 list of the nation’s best beaches from Dr. Beach is here. Beach, a.k.a. Stephen P. Leatherman, is a professor and director for the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University.

Waimanalo Bay Beach Park in Oahu, Hawaii took the top spot this year, up from fourth place in the 2014 survey. This five-mile stretch is the longest beach on the island, and Dr. Beach praises its location about 15 miles east of the population and tourism center of Honolulu, meaning fewer tourists and more locals.

Read the rest of the story on my Forbes Seat 1A site.