Dr. Beach's Top 10 Beaches of 2014

With summer around the corner, it's time to plan a perfect vacation getaway.  According to Trip Advisor's annual summer travel survey, 89% of Americans are planning a leisure trip for summer 2014 and 34% of those are planning to get away as soon as Memorial Day. Where is everyone going? According to the survey, the most popular types of destinations this summer are beaches and oceans. So, if you're in the mood to get some rays and hit the beach, Dr. Stephen Leatherman AKA Dr. Beach can help you pick the right beach for your vacation personality.

For more than 22 years, Dr. Beach has reviewed, evaluated, and rated beaches and coastal areas throughout the world. His regularly featured Top 10 Beaches list, the first-ever professional beach rating started in 1991, kicks off every Memorial Day weekend, marking official beach season. From water temperature to sand softness, size of breaking waves and water color, home viewers can learn the features to guide them to a perfect beach vacation. 

About Dr. Beach:  Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman is Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental (Coastal) Sciences from the University of Virginia, and undergraduate degree in Geosciences at North Carolina State. Stephen has authored or edited 16 books, including Sea Level Rise: Causes and Consequences; Barrier Island Handbook; Overwash Processes; Cape Cod: From Glaciers to Beaches; and America's Best Beaches. He has authored over 200 journal articles and technical reports and was the on-screen host and co-producer of the 1992 film "Vanishing Lands."  winner of three international film awards, including the Golden Eagle.


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