Cape Hatteras Makes Dr Beach Top 10 For 2015

Dr. Beach issues his annual list on the basis of 50 criteria, including water and sand quality. He recently began including beach safety, environmental management and bonus points for no-smoking policies. This is the 25th anniversary for Dr. Beach, also known as coastal expert and Florida International University professor Stephen P. Leatherman.

Established in 1937, Cape Hatteras National Seashore was the very first National Seashore designated to preserve our precious barrier islands on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Home to quaint historic fishing villages and the nation’s tallest plus most famous lighthouse, Cape Hatteras made #5 on Dr. Beach’s list for 2015.

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USA Today’s “10 Best” Visits Alluring Outer Banks!

In a 10 Best featured article for USA Today, “10 Best Visits the Alluring Outer Banks.” The article notes, “When it comes to beaching it, everybody is different. Some sun worshippers long for action, a busy Boardwalk and plenty of after-dark activity. Then, there’s the Outer Banks. This series of North Carolina barrier islands attracts a mellower crowd. A strip of laid back beach towns connected by bridges, the Outer Banks, or OBX for short, is home to about 60,000 residents year-round. That number nears 500,000 during the summer and fall, vacationers drawn by powdery sand, stellar fishing and a shallow coastline dotted with historic wrecks. Most stay in the McMansions that line the beaches; six, seven and eight-bedroom homes that can easily host a multi-gen family getaway, a girlfriend’s weekend or a sporty man-cation.”

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