Cape Hatteras among nation’s top beaches. So what else is new?

Dr. BeachCape Hatteras stayed in the #7 spot on the list of best beaches in the United States.

Stephen P. Leatherman, director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research, also known as Dr. Beach, has compiled the list annually since 1991 using 50 criteria, including water quality and temperature, cleanliness, weather, sand, safety and facilities.

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