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Each year, in response to my "Top Ten Beaches" lists, I receive thousands of letters and phone calls from travelers searching for the perfect beach.  Beachfinder is dedicated  to all of you who find pleasure in the three S's:  Sun, Surf and Sand!   

- Dr. Beach

Featured Beach

Siesta Beach takes the number one spot in the 21st annual Top 10 Beaches ranking produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research.  Read more

This year marks the 21st Anniversary of Dr. Beach's list of America's Best Beaches.  As with each year, we hope that this year's list will pique your interest in visiting the destinations spotlighted.

See the full list here


Beach Lodging

Sunset Key Cottages,

A Westin Resort

Old Florida meets the Caribbean at this relaxing resort, which offers a spectacular taste of island living.  Reachable only by private water taxi, Sunset Key Cottages in Key West, Florida is delightful for the beach lover (click here for more).

Looking to escape the heat and get back to nature?  The beautiful beaches of Washington's Olympic Peninsula may provide the perfect backdrop for your next vacation.  Click here to take a closer look.

Beach Dining

Snook Inn

Marco Island, Florida

Casual waterfront dining, fresh seafood, a relaxed atmosphere--and you can arrive by boat or car?  What else do you need?  Don't leave the Naples area without checking out this relaxed post-beach restaurant. (click here for more)

What makes Maui so special that it draws its visitors back again and again?  Click here to uncover the beaches of Maui.
Beach Activities Next Stop: The Great Lakes

South Florida Kiteboarding

Miami, Fort Lauderdale & Hollywood, Florida

Looking for a bit of adventure during your next trip to South Florida?  Boy do we have the perfect sport for you.

(click here for more)

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Beach will be ranking the beaches of the Great Lakes region, beginning in 2011 (read more here)




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