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1. Siesta Key public beach in Sarasota, Fla., is ranked first on the list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach," director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. (May 18, 2011)(Credit: AP)

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10 best beaches of 2011

Steven Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, has announced his annual ranking of the top 10 beaches in the United States.