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Dr. Beach names Florida’s Siesta Beach best beach in U.S.

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The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten’s fur – all because it’s comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz. For that reason, and many others, it was selected this year as the best beach in America by a professor who’s made a career ranking and studying beaches around the United States. “The sand is outstanding,” said Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, a professor…

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Dr. Beach ranks four Florida beaches in nation’s top 10

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Four Florida beaches are listed among the best in the nation in the annual Top 10 Beach List for 2015: Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs ranked #2, St. George Island State Park in the Panhandle ranked #3, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne ranked #6 and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples was ranked #9. Florida State Parks include more than 100 miles of beaches and are a tremendous driver for the state’s tourism industry, creating jobs and economic…

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I second the motion about Caladesi Island

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From Tampa’s best blog, Sticks of Fire: “Dr. Beach came out with his top beaches for this year, and once again (of course), Tampa Bay is represented. You may remember last year that Fort DeSoto was named the top beach in the U.S. This year, Caladesi Island ranks as America’s No. 2 beach. Caladesi Island is just off the coast of Dunedin.” Just for the record, Fort Desoto Beach has been retired from the Top 10 list. Guess where I…

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