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The Top Ten: America's Best Beaches, 2006

The Top Ten

America's Best Beaches, 2006

Released since 1991, 650 major public recreational beaches in the U.S. are rated according to 50 criteria.

RankNameLocation
1.Fleming Beach ParkMaui, Hawaii
2.Caladesi Island State ParkDunedin, Fla.
3.Ocracoke IslandOuter Banks, N.C.
4.Coopers BeachSouthampton, N.Y.
5.Hanalei BayKauai, Hawaii
6.Main BeachEast Hampton, N.Y.
7.Coast Guard BeachCape Cod, Mass.
8.Coronado BeachSan Diego, Calif.
9.Hamoa BeachMaui, Hawaii
10.Barefoot Beach ParkBonita 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.

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