Dr. Beach's top 10 beaches of 2015

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For 25 years running, coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman -- aka Dr. Beach -- has put forth his top 10 Beach List. Here he ranks the best beaches of 2015 based on factors that include cleanliness, safety and amenities.

1. Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii

Waimanalo Bay Beach Park in Oahu, Hawaii, ranks
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Waimanalo Bay Beach Park in Oahu, Hawaii, ranks first on the 2015 list of top 10 beaches.

2. Barefoot Beach, Bonita Springs, Florida

Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs, Florida, ranks second
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Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs, Florida, ranks second on the 2015 list of top 10 beaches.

3. St. George Island State Park, Florida

St. George Island State Park near Apalachicola, Florida,
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St. George Island State Park near Apalachicola, Florida, ranked third on the list of top 10 beaches.

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4. Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Hamoa Beach in Maui, Hawaii, ranks fourth on
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Hamoa Beach in Maui, Hawaii, ranks fourth on the 2015 list of top 10 beaches.

Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks, North Carolina

Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks in North Carolina ranks
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Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks in North Carolina ranks fifth on the 2015 list of top 10 beaches.

6. Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Florida

Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, Florida,
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Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, Florida, ranks sixth on the 2015 list of top 10 beaches.

7. Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Coast Guard Beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, ranks
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Coast Guard Beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, ranks seventh on the 2015 list of top 10 beaches.

8. Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island in South Carolina
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Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island in South Carolina ranked eighth on the 2015 list of top 10 beaches.

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9. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples, Florida

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples, Florida, ranks
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Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples, Florida, ranks ninth on the 2015 list of top 10 beaches.

10. East Beach, Santa Barbara, California

East Beach in Santa Barbara, California, ranked 10th
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East Beach in Santa Barbara, California, ranked 10th on the 2015 list of top 10 beaches.

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