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Hawaii: Oahu's Duke Kahanamoku Beach named best in U.S. by Dr. Beach
Hawaii: Oahu's Duke Kahanamoku Beach named best in U.S. by Dr. Beach

Need a sand bucket list for the best beaches in the nation? Start with Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The Honolulu beach was picked as the best in the nation, according to Dr. Beach, aka Stephen Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University. Hawaii and Florida beaches made a good showing, but California lost out in the Top 10 Beaches 2014 list. People pay attention to Dr. Beach's picks because they aren't derived from crowd-sourced travel reviews or online polls. Leatherman has a doctorate in environmental sciences. Each year he scrutinizes beaches using 50 criteria, taking into account beach shape, water temperature and sand...

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