Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list

Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list
Posted at 11:34 AM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 11:34:13-04

A crescent-shaped beach on Maui got the top slot Thursday in the annual list of best beaches issued by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach.
Hawaii's Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University in Miami.
The other nine beaches on Leatherman's list are:

  • Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks, North Carolina
  • Grayton Beach State Park in the Florida panhandle
  • Coopers Beach, Southampton, New York
  • Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Lighthouse Beach, Buxton, Outer Banks, North Carolina
  • Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin-Clearwater, Florida
  • Hapuna Beach State Park, Big Island, Hawaii
  • Coronado Beach, San Diego
  • Kiawah Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Dr. Beach says the volcano that's spewing lava hasn't impacted either of the Hawaiian beaches on his list.

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