Cape Hatteras was named the 4th best beach in the US for 2010 by Dr. Beach! Up from #7 on the list in 2009 and #8 on the list in 2008, Cape Hatteras is an excellent place for beachcombing and fishing.
The Top 10 list is compiled each year by the coastal expert Dr. Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research knows as “Dr. Beach.” He uses 50 criteria to measure the beach quality. Some of these include sand and water conditions, cleanliness, wildlife, weather, safety, views, and amenities.
The complete list of the Top 10 beaches for 2010 is as follows:
1.Coopers Beach in Southampton, New York
2.Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida
3.Coronado Beach in San Diego, California
4.Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks of North Carolina
5.Main Beach in East Hampton, New York
6.Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
7.Coast Guard Beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
8.Beachwalker Park in Kiawah Island, South Carolina
9.Hamoa Beach in Maui, Hawaii
10.Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, Florida
We hope you will make Cape Hatteras of North Carolina your travel destination this year!