New Smyrna Beach Named One Of Dr. Beach’s “10 Best Beach Towns In Florida”

New Smyrna Beach was named one of "Dr. Beach's" (Dr. Stephen Leatherman's) Top 10 Florida Beach Towns for USAToday Travel Writer, Laura Bly. Now fans are being asked to vote, to see which beach ranks #1!
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Jan. 1, 2013 - PRLog -- For more
than 22 years, "Dr. Beach" (
(Dr. Stephen Leatherman) has reviewed, evaluated and rated beaches and coastal areas throughout the world. The Florida International University professor's annaul rankings of "Best Beaches" are based upon 50 criteria ranging from water temps; to sand and water qualities; to safety; and amenities.

       Since Florida's coastal options are significant and typically featured prominently in Dr. Beach's rankings, USA Today Travel Writer, Laura Bly, recently asked Dr. Beach to select his 10 favorite Florida Beach Towns ( for those destinations that best combine sand, surf and a welcoming sense of community.  New Smyrna Beach ( made the list and will now wait to see if readers will push it to #1. As part of the competition, USA Today has asked its audience to pick their overall favorite by voting in their online poll or tweeting their selection using @usatodaytravel and the hashtag  #flabeachtown. Bly will then visit the winner and write a feature story on the area.

         New Smyrna Beach, known for its laid-back attitude; safe, wide white-sand beaches; and eclectic mix of history, culture, the arts and nature; is no stranger to attention. The town is the preferred destination of Central Floridians, who have numerous world-class coastal options available to them. Residents there have voted it, “Best Beach” in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 in the Orlando Sentinel’s “Best Bets” Competition. New Smyrna Beach was also recognized as one of “The World’s Top20 Surf Towns” by National Geographic Magazine in 2012. The rest of Dr. Beach’s Top 10 included Clearwater Beach, Cocoa Beach, Delray Beach, Key West, Pensacola Beach, Sanibel Island, Seaside, Siesta Key and South Beach.
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