Ocracoke Ranked Third Best Beach In America
Dr. Beach, also known as Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman, has released his annual list of the 50 Best Beaches in America, and once again the Outer Banks is represented, as Ocracoke Island was ranked at number three.
Last year, Ocracoke was listed as fourth and in 2007 it was named as the number one top beach in America.
On his official website, Dr. Beach says, “Ocracoke, once the home of Blackbeard the pirate, is still a special place—it is my favorite getaway beach. Here you will find some of the wildest beaches in the country. Big surf dominates in late summer so families with children may want to come earlier in the year. Don’t expect to play golf or stay at the Ritz; the main pursuits are swimming and beachcombing.”
The 2017 top beach is Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida, while a beach in Maui came in second.
No other North Carolina beaches made the list this year.
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