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  • In Pictures America's 10 best beaches: 2011

    1. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Fla. - This beach gets big points for its unusual bright white sand and its gentle currents. 'It's an idyllic place,' said Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research in Miami.

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  • Top 10 beaches in America named by 'Dr. Beach'

    Top 10 beaches in America named by 'Dr. Beach'

    Top 10 beaches: This is the 21st year of the Best Beaches list, put together by Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research in Miami, who is also called Dr. Beach.

  • In Pictures America's 10 best beaches: 2011

    1. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Fla. - This beach gets big points for its unusual bright white sand and its gentle currents. 'It's an idyllic place,' said Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research in Miami.

  • In Pictures Scenes of summer

    WATERMELON FEAST: Kids participate in a watermelon eating contest at Tolmachoff Farms' Family Farm Day in Glendale, Ariz., in this June 2006 photo.

  • Best US beach – Coopers Beach – is also the priciest

    The New Economy Best US beach – Coopers Beach – is also the priciest

    Among the Top 10 beaches in the United States, No. 1 Coopers Beach in Long Island costs the most.

  • Gallery The Top 10 US Beaches of 2010

    Coopers Beach (Southampton, N.Y.): Coopers Beach is seen here on May 13 with pristine white sand and lapping waves. With convenient parking and amenities, in addition to nearly no trash on the beach, Coopers beach was selected as America's Best Beach in a survey released on May 28. Top 10 Beaches is produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as 'Dr. Beach,' director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research.

  • What are the top 10 beaches in the US?

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Best Beaches list.

  • BP oil spill forces Florida beach to slip from top 10 beaches list

    BP oil spill forces Florida beach to slip from top 10 beaches list

    The tar-ball effect has bumped the Panhandle beaches off this year's Top 10 Best Beaches list.