If you're yearning for a little beach time this summer, California's Coronado Beach is the place to be, according to an annual survey. The 1.5-mile stretch of sparkling sand wins top honors in the 2012 survey by a Florida professor known as "Dr. Beach," reports AP. Coronado's main drawback: The water is a bit chilly. The top 5 winners in the survey, which takes into account a host of factors including water quality and safety:
- Coronado Beach, California
- Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki
- Main Beach, East Hampton, New York
- St. George Island State Park, Florida
- Hamoa Beach, Maui
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