Kapalua Bay Beach leads the list of the best beaches in America.
The United States has many beaches along the 95,000 miles of coastline — from the fine sandy beaches and rocky coasts on the world-famous surf spots. But, before you book your holiday this summer, seasoned beach expert Dr. Beach sure that you are setting your towel on the best sandy spot.
Dr. Beach, a professor and director of the Laboratory for coastal research at Florida International University, has been ranking U.S. beaches since 1991. Criteria are used 50 categories, and is responsible for the quality of the water, sand, quality, comfort, views and pest levels in order to select the best beaches the country has to offer.
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The 2018 winners are nothing less than beachy perfection:
1. Kapalua Bay Beach On Maui, Hawaii
This crescent-shaped white sand beach is located on Maui’s northwest coast. Popular with snorkelers and swimmers, the calm turquoise-blue water is filled with unique corals, tropical fish and turtles. The picturesque views of the palm trees and the endless ocean are enough to keep sun loungers in their chairs.
2. Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks, North Carolina
The “Pearl of the Outer Banks” is celebrated for its remote coast.
Considered the “Pearl of the Outer Banks,” this place is miles of secluded golden sand is a paradise for beachcombers. The laid back shore is still largely undeveloped, giving a feeling of privacy and relaxation — largely helped by the fact that this beach is only accessible via air or water.
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3. Grayton Beach State Park, Florida Panhandle
A mile of fine white sand, the coastline and the beautiful crystal water views deserves this Gulf of Mexico ‘hot spot’ of a place on the best beaches in the list. With cool water and nearly 2000 acres of the park for the nature and camping, Grayton Beach is also a good choice for those who can’t choose between walking and swimming.
4. Coopers Beach, Southampton, New York
The beautiful Long beach overlooking the Atlantic ocean, you will both the beach lover and architecture enthusiast. The high beach grass and sand dunes back at historic mansions such as Calvin Klein ‘ s beach residence — all seen from the comfort of your deck chair.
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Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.