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    1.Main Beach, East Hampton, N.Y. Main Beach is located on the east end of New York's Long Island. This idyllic beach is frequented by the rich and famous. This beach was heavily eroded by superstorm Sandy and subsequent winter storms, yet it has for the most part recovered.
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    2.Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii. The first of three Hawaii beaches to make Dr. Beach's 2013 list. His real name is Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a coastal expert and a professor at Florida International University.
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    3.St. George Island State Park; Florida Panhandle. Leatherman has selected the annual Top 10 Beaches since 1991
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    4.Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii. Fifty criteria, which include water and sand quality as well as safety and environmental management, are used to evaluate beaches.
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    5.Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Oahu, Hawaii. Leatherman is an internationally known coastal scientist who has published 16 books and hundreds of scientific articles and reports about storm impacts, coastal erosion and ways to improve beach health and safety.
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    6.Barefoot Beach, Bonita Springs, Fla. Starting next year, even more emphasis will be placed on environmental management and beach safety.
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    7.Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Fla. Bonus points will be awarded for prohibiting of smoking on beaches.
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    8.Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks of N.C. Whether you are walking on the beach, kayaking on the sound or climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse there is something for everyone to explore along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
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    9.Coast Guard Beach, on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Coast Guard Beach is in Eastham, Mass.
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    1.Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, S.C. Here you'll find 11 miles of unspoiled beach on one of the country's most beautiful barrier islands.
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