Cocoa Beach Makes Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Best Beach Towns in Florida

USA Today recently asked Florida International University professor and coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman aka Dr. Beach to pick his ten favorite Beach Towns in Florida that combine sand, surf and a welcoming sense of community.

Hold on to your pukka shells, Moon Doggie, Florida’s Space Coast’s very own Cocoa Beach made his Top Ten List!

Of course, its a poor frog that doesn’t praise its own pond, so we just had to say we’re happy we’ve been recognized!  We know we have great beach towns along all 72 miles of Atlantic coastline but its awesome to know someone else thinks so too!

But USA Today isn’t done.  Now that they have their list of the 10 Best Beach Towns in Florida they want their readers to pick their overall favorite by voting in their online poll or by tweeting their choice to @usatodaytravel using the hashtag #flabeachtown. Once all the votes are compiled, they will feature the winner in an upcoming Travel story!

Lifeguard Shack on Cocoa Beach photo credit: Space Coast Office of Tourism
Lifeguard Shack on Cocoa Beach photo credit: Space Coast Office of Tourism

Curious about the beach destinations, here’s Dr. Beach’s other favorites in alphabetical order:

• Clearwater Beach

• Delray Beach

• Key West

• New Smyrna Beach

• Pensacola Beach

• Sanibel Island

• Seaside

• Siesta Key

• South Beach

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