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Friday, May 28, 2010

Top Beaches

The Honolulu Star Bulletin reports today that Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki made Dr. Beach's top ten list. Duke Kahanamoku is located in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Fort DeRussey.

Here is Dr. Beach's list:
Here is the list of top 10 beaches for 2010 from Stephen P. Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research, also known as Dr. Beach:

  1. Coopers Beach, Southampton, N.Y.
  2. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Fla.
  3. Coronado Beach, San Diego
  4. Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks, N.C.
  5. Main Beach, East Hampton, N.Y.
  6. Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki
  7. Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Mass.
  8. Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, S.C.
  9. Hamoa Beach, Maui
10. Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Fla.

Kailua Beach, shown here, is still my favorite.


  1. Book Dilettante said...

    I tried to find an empsty spot of sand on busy Waikiki in 2006, and after finding it, I lay on my stomach and didn't move for a couple of hours, except to turn over a couple of times. The waves were licking at my feet and the sun was warm but not hot. That was all I needed for the perfect beach. Don't know if I was in front of the Hilton or not, but it was close.

  2. Todd Mason said...

    Mine, too, when the Aikahi sewage wasn't washing up onto it. Though it does lack tame fish awaiting for one to drop frozen vegetables.