Cape Hatteras has been ranked as the sixth best beach in the nation by a leading beach expert, Dr. Stephen Leatherman ("Dr. Beach") of Florida International University.
Here's the list:
- Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
- Barefoot Beach Bonita Springs, Florida
- St. George Island State Park Florida panhandle
- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Oahu, Hawaii
- Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii
- Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks of North Carolina
- Cape Florida State Park Key Biscayne, Florida
- Coast Guard Beach Cape Cod, Massachusetts
- Beachwalker Park Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Hatteras was singled out for it's superior fishing, beach combing and board surfing.