Dr. Beach Names America's Best Beach 2013:
Main Beach in East Hampton, New York
Kanhanamoku Beach is located at the west end of Waikiki Beach, far from the large crowds elsewhere. It is widest beach on this stretch of famous sands and protected by an offshore coral reef, making it a good beach for families with children. This is a safe beach with no known drownings. Official lifeguards are not present, but the beach and pool concessionaires have lifeguard training. The nearby Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon is also a favorite bathing and swimming spot. Public access is via Kalia Road and Pahoa Place. Surprising to most visitors, this beautiful beach where smoking is not permitted, was created more than half a century ago by dredging through the shallow reef and importing sand.
  1. Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
  2. Barefoot Beach Bonita Springs, Florida
  3. St. George Island State Park Florida panhandle  
  4. Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Oahu, Hawaii
  5. Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii
  6. Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks of North Carolina
  7. Cape Florida State Park Key Biscayne, Florida
  8. Coast Guard Beach Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  9. Beachwalker Park Kiawah Island, South Carolina  
  10. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples, Florida
The number one beaches from past years are listed in alphabetical order. These National Winners are excluded from further consideration in order to give other great American beaches an opportunity to enjoy the spotlight. Beaches must maintain their quality to be listed below as a National Winner:

• Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin/Clearwater, Florida
• Coopers Beach, Southampton, New York
• Coronado Beach, San Diego, California
• Fleming Park Beach, Maui, Hawaii
• Fort De Soto Park, North Beach, St. Petersburg, Florida
• Grayton Beach State Park, Florida panhandle
• Hanalei Bay Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
• Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii
• Hapuna Beach State Recreational Area, Big Island, Hawaii
• Hulopoe Beach, Lanai, Hawaii
• Kaanapali, Maui, Hawaii
• Kailua Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii
• Kapalua Bay Beach, Maui, Hawaii
• Kaunaoa Beach, Big Island, Hawaii
• Lanikai Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
• Main Beach East Hampton, New York
• Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks of North Carolina
• Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
• Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Florida
• St. Andrews State Park, Florida panhandle
• St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Florida panhandle
• Wailea Beach, Maui, Hawaii
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