Cape Hatteras listed as one of the top 10 beaches in America

Hatteras Island has once again made renowned “Dr. Beach’s 10 Best Beaches in America” list, with the Cape Hatteras beach ranking #7 for 2009.

Dr Beach, also known as Dr. Leatherman, is considered the national authority on pristine beaches, and bases his annual selections of the ten best beaches on 50 criteria, including water quality and temperature, cleanliness, weather, sand, safety and facilities.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which includes the beaches of both Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island, has made regular appearances on the list annually, until Ocracoke Island was retired after earning the number 1 spot in 2007:

2009: Cape Hatteras, NC #7

2008: Buxton Lifeguarded Beach #8

2007: Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach #1

2006: Ocracoke Island #3

2005: Ocracoke Island #2

2004: Ocracoke Island #3

2003: Ocracoke Island #3 and Cape Hatteras #10

2002: Ocracoke Island #6

All of us at Surf or Sound Realty are proud that our stretch of shoreline continues to be considered one of the best in the country, and we look forward to remaining a fixture on the list for many years to come. The complete list for 2009 is as follows:

Best Beaches of 2009:

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