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Dr. Beach named Florida's Grayton Beach the best in the US for 2020 — see every winner since 1991

INSIDER Logo By shoeller@businessinsider.com (Sophie-Claire Hoeller) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 31: Every year, Dr. Beach releases a ranking of the top 10 beaches in the US. He's been doing this since 1991.Every beach on the list is assessed according to 50 criteria, including sand softness, water temperature, water color, size of waves, smell, safety, and views.Siesta Beach in Florida has won twice in the last 29 years, and so have Hawaii's Kapalua Bay Beach and Kailua Beach Park.Visit Insider's homepage for more storiesNot all beaches are created equal.Dr. Beach — formally Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman — has been taking this sentiment to heart since 1991, which is when he first started releasing a ranking of the top 10 beaches in the US.Leatherman is the director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University, and assesses every beach according to 50 criteria, including sand softness, water temperature, water color, size of waves, smell, safety, and views. He looks at 650 public beaches along the US coast.Here's the best beach in the US according to Dr. Beach every year since 1991.Read the original article on Insider

  • Every year, Dr. Beach releases a ranking of the top 10 beaches in the US. He's been doing this since 1991.
  • Every beach on the list is assessed according to 50 criteria, including sand softness, water temperature, water color, size of waves, smell, safety, and views.
  • Siesta Beach in Florida has won twice in the last 29 years, and so have Hawaii's Kapalua Bay Beach and Kailua Beach Park.

Not all beaches are created equal.

Dr. Beach — formally Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman — has been taking this sentiment to heart since 1991, which is when he first started releasing a ranking of the top 10 beaches in the US.

Leatherman is the director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University, and assesses every beach according to 50 criteria, including sand softness, water temperature, water color, size of waves, smell, safety, and views. He looks at 650 public beaches along the US coast.

Here's the best beach in the US according to Dr. Beach every year since 1991.


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