In your search for the perfect summer destination, consider Dr. Beach's top 10 U.S. beaches in 2010. Lodgings generally aren't a problem, and all offer activities beyond sunbathing or swimming. Kayak and camp out at Cape Florida State Park (ranked No. 10) in Key Biscayne. Stay at the Hotel del Coronado, a National Historic Landmark, while you visit Coronado Beach (ranked No. 3). These coastal spots have been vetted by Stephen P. Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. He uses 50 criteria, including sand softness, water color and wildlife presence, in his assessment. This is the 20th year he has released his list. -- Jason La, Los Angeles Times
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