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Top Beaches 2011

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Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Florida
Siesta Key Beach, Photo courtesy of Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau.

A "Snow Angel" on Siesta Key Beach.

Photo courtesy of Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Every year, around Memorial Day, "Dr. Beach" releases his Top 10 List of America's Best Beaches. "Dr. Beach" -- aka Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman -- is a scientist who's studied beaches for decades; he's also a scientist who'll pose for a photo with a conch shell and a stethoscope, and who clearly has a deep love for beaches, of which he says: "Nothing restores the body and soul like a stay at the beach."

Siesta Beach, in Florida, was Dr. Beach's top pick in 2011.

-Continue to Dr. Beach's Ten Best Beaches for 2012
-See also Past Winners

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