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'Best US Beaches" airs from Perdido Key

Perdido Key provided the backdrop for a "Best U.S. Beaches" announcement this morning.

Stephen Leatherman, known as "Dr. Beach" released his list of top ten beaches for 2014 today.
He did satellite interviews with TV- stations around the world from Perdido Key.
He ranks beaches each year using fifty criteria.
Dr. Beach: "Number one is clean water, clean sand. You don't have that, you don't have anything. Then of course after that it's uh beach safety. You want beaches to be safe. And then after that how a beach is managed, environmentally and for the physical facilities themselves."

The only north Florida beach to make the list this year is St. George Island State Park, in the Big Bend area.
Dr. Beach made his announcement from Perdido Key, because that's where Google started its "Beach View" photography project.
Those images are starting to appear when you use Google maps.
The Visit Florida Tourism website is also using them to help people find the beaches that fit their lifestyle.

We have a link to the beach finder tool on weartv.com under Newslinks.