The Best Beaches In America, According To Dr. Beach

It’s here! Dr. Beach’s annual list of the 10 best beaches in America just dropped.

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Every year, Dr. Stephen Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach) ranks the 10 best beaches in America, according to a set of 50 criteria, including beach width, water temperature, and sand softness. Here are 2022’s best beaches, just in time to dip your toes in the water this summer.

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#10: Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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#9: Beachwalker Beach, Kiawah Island, South Carolina


#8: Wailea Beach, Maui, Hawaii

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#7: Coronado Beach, San Diego, California

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#6: Lighthouse Beach, Outer Banks, North Carolina

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#5: Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

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#4: St. George Island State Park, Florida

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#3: Coopers Beach, Southampton, New York


#2: Caladesi Island State Park, Clearwater, Florida

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#1: Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks, North Carolina


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