With criteria such as beach width at low tide; beach material; beach condition; sand softness; size of breaking waves; sand color; water color; amount of algae in water; wildlife; pests; trash and litter; noise; crowds; vehicles and 36 other criteria, coastal beach expert and author Dr. Beach (Stephen Leatherman) has been examining and ranking beaches for years.



1) Oahu's Kailua Beach Park (Hawaii)

2) Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach (North Carolina)

3) Grayton Beach (Florida)

4) Coopers Beach (New York)

5) Duke Kahanamoku Beach (Hawaii)

6) Coast Guard Beach (Massachusetts)

7) Caladesi Island State Park (Florida)

8) Hapuna State Beach Park (Hawaii)

9) Coronado Beach (California)

10) Kiawah Beachwalker Park (South Carolina)