The Top Ten: America's Best Beaches, 2006
Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
America's Best Beaches, 2006
Released since 1991, 650 major public recreational beaches in the U.S. are rated according to 50 criteria.
|1.||Fleming Beach Park||Maui, Hawaii|
|2.||Caladesi Island State Park||Dunedin, Fla.|
|3.||Ocracoke Island||Outer Banks, N.C.|
|4.||Coopers Beach||Southampton, N.Y.|
|5.||Hanalei Bay||Kauai, Hawaii|
|6.||Main Beach||East Hampton, N.Y.|
|7.||Coast Guard Beach||Cape Cod, Mass.|
|8.||Coronado Beach||San Diego, Calif.|
|9.||Hamoa Beach||Maui, Hawaii|
|10.||Barefoot Beach Park||Bonita Springs, Fla.|
Source: Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach), author of America's Best Beaches and professor of environmental studies at Florida International University.