Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Best Beaches

Posted May 30, 2007 9:33 a.m. EDT
Updated May 30, 2007 10:19 a.m. EDT

What is the best beach in North Carolina?

I post and pose this question as somewhat of a pre-emptive strike.

"Dr. Beach", AKA Dr. Stephen Leatherman is getting ready to release his annual list of the Top 10 Beaches in America and I thought we might want to steal some of his thunder. Leatherman is a coastal scientist and recognized as one of the nation's top authorities on beach quality.

But who is better to rate the beaches of North Carolina than you – faithful Tar Heel Traveler bloggers!

Leatherman has frequently ranked Ocracoke Island as one of the best beaches in America. I can’t argue with that. It’s number one on my list. I am also very high on the beaches of Oak Island.

How about you? Let’s crown the King of the Carolina Beaches

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