Top Ten U.S. Beaches in 2009

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    In this photo taken on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, a woman leaves a trail of footprints in the sand as she strolls along Hanalei Bay in Hanalei, Hawaii. Hanalei Bay is on the list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach," director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. (AP Photo/Jaymes Song)

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    In this photo provided by the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau, Siesta Beach is shown in Sarasota, Fla. Siesta Beach is on the list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach," director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. (AP Photo/Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau, Glen Hastings) **NO SALES**

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    In this photo provided by the Long Island CVB/www.discoverlongisland.com, Coopers Beach is shown in Southhampton, New York. Coopers Beach is on the list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach," director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. (AP Photo/Long Island CVB/www.discoverlongisland.com) **NO SALES**

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    In this photo provided by the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, Coronado Beach is shown in San Diego, Calif. Coronado Beach is on the list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach," director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. (AP Photo/San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau) **NO SALES**

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    n this photo provided by the Maui Visitors Bureau, Hamoa Beach is shown in Maui, Hawaii. Hamoa Beach is on the list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach," director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. (AP Photo/Maui Visitors Bureau, Ron Dahlquist Photography) **NO SALES**

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    In this photo provided by KKM Photo, Main Beach is shown in East Hampton, New York. Main Beach is on the list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach," director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. (AP Photo/KKM Photo) **NO SALES**

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    In this photo provided by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Buxton Beach is shown in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Cape Hatteras is on the list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach," director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau) **NO SALES**

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    In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, the Cape Florida lighthouse is seen at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, in Key Biscayne, Fla. Cape Florida State Park is on the list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach," director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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    In this photo provided by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Coast Guard Beach is shown in Cape Cod, Mass. Coast Guard Beach is on the list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach," director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. (AP Photo/Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Margo Tabb) **NO SALES**

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    In this photo provided the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, a beach is shown in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Nearby Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island is on the list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach," director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. (AP Photo/Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau) **NO SALES**

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