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Life's a beach... Caladesi Island State Park is America's top beach

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Locals at Caladesi Island State Park in Florida will be having a ball today, a beach ball that is, after it was named America's Top Beach 2008.

Internationally renowned coastal expert Dr. Stephen Leatherman, better known as 'Dr. Beach,' unveiled his list of top ten beaches for the eighteenth year running via sattelite from the park.

He said: "Caladesi is my favorite getaway beach, the only mode of transportation on this lovely island, dominated by palm trees, is by foot.

"This is a great place to decompress while enjoying the powder white sand and warm, crystal clear water." The winning stretch of sand and surf in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater region of the state was not the only Florida beach to make the top ten.

The list included third-ranked Siesta Beach, near Sarasota, and ninth-ranked Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, near Miami.

Florida tourism chiefs were thrilled with the result. President and CEO of Visit Florida Bud Nocera said: "We are proud of Dr. Beach's designation of Caladesi Island State Park as best beach in the United States.

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"This recognition acknowledges a remarkable area of the state. With more than 1,200 miles of unparalleled coastline to explore in Florida, it isn't surprising that three Florida beaches have impressed Dr Beach and made it into his top 10 list."

Top 10 Beaches 2008

1. Caladesi Island State Park -Clearwater/Dunedin, Florida

2. Hanalei Beach - Kauai, Hawaii

3. Siesta Beach - Sarasota, Florida

4. Coopers Beach - Southampton, New York

5. Coronado Beach - San Diego, California

6. Main Beach - East Hampton, New York

7. Hamoa Beach - Maui, Hawaii

8. Cape Hatteras - Outer Banks of North Carolina

9. Cape Florida State Park - Key Biscayne, Florida

10. Beachwalker Park - Kiawah Island, South Carolina

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