Florence, South Carolina 2022-05-28 09:44:58 –
(NEXSTAR) – The trip to the beach was ordered by a doctor.
Coastal scientist Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman said on Wednesday that “Dr. Beach” released his 32nd annual list of the country’s top public beaches in North Carolina as his top pick in 2022. We have nominated Oklacork Lifeguard Beach in Outer Banks.
“Ocracoke is an idyllic island far from mainland North Carolina, and the pristine beaches are part of the Cape Hatteras National Coast,” Leatherman said of his favorite “escape island.” In a press release, Leatherman also praised the island’s inns, attractions, car-free transportation and, of course, “16 miles of undeveloped beaches.”
This is the second time Leatherman has awarded Ocracoke’s Lifeguard Beach, which had previously won first place, the top rank. It dates back to 2007.
“Families with children may want to come early in the year because big surf dominates at the end of summer,” Leatherman warned. The official website of Dr. Beach. “Don’t expect to play golf or stay in Ritz. The main purpose is swimming and beachcombing.”
Beaches in Florida, New York, Hawaii, California, South Carolina, and Massachusetts conclude Leatherman’s 2022 list.
Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University and director of the Coastal Institute, has published an annual list since 1991. He bases his annual rankings on the following ratings: 50 different criteria, Includes water temperature, softness of sand, crime level, availability of beach amenities and more. According to the release, Leatherman is a defender of smokeless beaches and also gives “bonus points” to beaches that ban such activities.
For more information on past winners and each beach that created this year’s list, Dr. See the Beach website.
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