Clear water laps at the white sand along crescent-shaped Siesta Beach, helping the Florida shore rank as the best in the country, according to a coastal expert.
Dr. Stephan P. Leatherman, known as “Dr. Beach,” released his list of the 2017 best beaches Thursday.
Water and sand quality, as well as environmental management and beach safety efforts, are some of the 50 criteria Leatherman uses to develop the rankings.
Here is the Top Ten:
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