Published On: May 25 2012 11:11:42 AM CDTUpdated On: May 21 2015 03:32:14 PM CDT
Ready for some summer fun? Check out Dr. Beach's top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015.
10. East Beach (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
9. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park (Naples, Fla.)
8. Beachwalker Park (Kiawah Island, S.C.)
7. Coast Guard Beach (Cape Cod, Mass.)
6. Cape Florida State Park (Key Biscayne, Fla.)
5. Cape Hatteras (Outer Banks, N.C.)
4. Hamoa Beach (Maui, Hawaii)
3. St. George Island State Park (Florida panhandle)
2. Barefoot Beach (Bonita Springs, Fla.)
1. Waimanalo Bay Beach Park (Oahu, Hawaii)
For a description of each beach and list of previous winners, check out www.drbeach.org. The list is compiled by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a coastal expert and professor at Florida International University who is better known as Dr. Beach.
Since 1939 Esau's Cafe in Santa Barbara has been serving up hearty breakfast and lunches that won acclaim from many travel magazines and on line postings from loyal customers. Today the grills are cold and the doors are closed.