Ocracoke Island becomes top beach
Dr. Beach's 10 best U.S. beaches
The best beaches for 2007, according to rankings
compiled by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a coastal expert
and a professor at Florida International University
in Miami known as "Dr. Beach."
1. Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks, N.C.
2. Caladesi Island State Park, Clearwater, Fla.
3. Coopers Beach, Southampton, N.Y.
4. Hanalei Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
5. Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Mass.
6. Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii
7. Main Beach, East Hampton, N.Y.
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