5/28/2012 1:00 PM ET |
Filed under: Beach
California's Coronado beach!
It's a 1.5 mile-long stretch of beach with perfect weather, a picturesque view of the ocean and sand that literally sparkles.
The sand sparkles because of the mineral mica, but it's still pretty magical.
It was named the #1 beach in the U.S. in the 2012 survey by professor Stephen P. Leatherman of Florida International University.
Also known as "Dr. Beach," Leatherman gave a California beach the top slot for the first time in the over 20 years he's been ranking beaches.
He bases his rankings on environmental quality and safety for swimmers.
"I think it’s one of the most super beaches around."
Way to go, California!
Better get to the beach quick because we expect it to get pretty crowded pretty quickly now that they're number one!
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