Friday, May 23, 2008

Favorite Spot Friday: Dr. Beach agrees with me..


Last week my favorite spot Friday was Honeymoon Island Beach.

I included Caladesi Island since we always went to Honeymoon and took a ferry to Caladesi.



Dr. Beach released his 2008 top beach picks and.......

Caladesi is the #1 ranked beach in America !!



"Caladesi Island State Park takes the number one spot in the 18th Annual Top 10 Beaches ranking produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen Leatherman, Director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research.
Caladesi is a pristine getaway beach in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area, only 20 miles west of bustling downtown Tampa. Traveling to this island is an experience itself as it is reached by pedestrian ferry, complete with old salts telling interesting tales, or by private boat. The bayshore is a mangrove forest interlaced with kayak trails and is a bird lover’s paradise. The only mode of transportation on this lovely island, dominated by palm trees, is by foot over the super fine white sand. There is a great snack bar and other creature comforts to enhance your island experience, and both the grounds and landscape are well maintained. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer beach season, but the waves are generally only measured in inches so don’t bring your surfboard ....."






TOP 10 BEACHES 2008

1. Caladesi Island State Park
Clearwater/Dunedin, Florida


2. Hanalei Beach
Kauai, Hawaii


3. Siesta Beach
Sarasota, Florida


4. Coopers Beach
Southampton, New York


5. Coronado Beach
San Diego, California


6. Main Beach
East Hampton, New York


7. Hamoa Beach
Maui, Hawaii


8. Cape Hatteras
Outer Banks of North Carolina


9. Cape Florida State Park
Key Biscayne, Florida


10. Beachwalker Park
Kiawah Island, South Carolina



Check out his photos and past lists......

http://www.drbeach.org/

Oh......I wish I were there.


2 comments:

Dee said...

You are making me want to go to the beach!!!

Leigh said...

We lived less than 2 miles from #3. We would ride our bikes down everyday and watch the sunset with the crowds of people who did just that. It was a huge thing to do in Sarasota, it was like watching a great ballet or show-everycame and ohhed and ahhed. I miss being there too.
I'd go back in a heartbeat.