Plan a Getaway to One of Dr. Beach's 10 Best Beaches

Are you dreaming of a beach getaway? The kind where you stick your toes in the most amazing sand and hear the waves crash on one of America’s most stunning beaches?

Or perhaps a spot where smaller children can play safely on an appropriate beach for younger ones?

Well, Dr. Beach has your summer shore prescription with his annual list of The 10 Best Beaches in America.

Every year he uses 50 criteria to evaluate beaches, from water and sand quality to safety and management. Bonus points are awarded for the prohibition of smoking on beaches.

#1.  Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach Outer Banks of North Carolina

2. Caladesi Island State Park  Dunedin Clearwater, Florida

3. Coopers Beach  Southampton New York

4. St. George Island State Park Florida Panhandle

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