St. George Island Beaches Named to Top Ten List For 3rd Year!
News Release from Dr. Beach
Miami, FL—Main Beach is the number one beach in the 23rd annual Top 10 Beach List, produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University.
Main Beach is located in East Hampton on eastern Long Island, New York. This idyllic beach is frequented by the rich and famous who so highly regard their beach that Leatherman has seen even super models picking up litter washed ashore from the sea. This beach was heavily eroded by Super Storm Sandy and subsequent winter storms, yet it has largely recovered. The proud pavilion at Main Beach was little affected because it was set back several hundred feet from the water's edge. A great team of lifeguards stands watch, making this a very safe beach for bathing and swimming.
East Hampton is a quaint, small village that offers sophisticated luxury. The most enjoyable way to get around town is bicycling, which also avoids paying the pricey parking fee.
As "Dr. Beach" (www.DrBeach.org), Leatherman has selected the annual Top 10 Beaches since 1991; past National Winners are retired and listed on the web site. Fifty criteria are used to evaluate beaches, which include water and sand quality as well as safety and environmental management. Dr. Leatherman is an internationally known coastal scientist who has published 16 books and hundreds of scientific articles and reports about storm impacts, coastal erosion and ways to improve beach health and safety.
Starting next year, even more emphasis will be placed on environmental management and beach safety. Bonus points will be awarded for prohibition of smoking on beaches. Oahu, Hawaii and New York City are out front with Mayor Michael Bloomberg leading the way in the latter case.
Top 10 Beaches 2013
Write up on St. George Island State Park from Dr. Beach web site:
The Florida panhandle beaches are known for their powdery, super white sands. The sand here is squeaky clean (just rub your feet on the sand and hear it squeak). The State Park beach is on the eastern end of the island. Pathways take you across the "walking" dunes to the bayside. Stingrays are sometimes resting in the shallow waters so shuffle your feet when entering. Birding and fishing are very popular activities.
The above was released Thursday by Dr. Beach.