The best beaches for long strolls? Ones with hard-packed sand and a gentle slope, says Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka "Dr. Beach." Here, the environmental studies professor shares his top ten.
A quaint lighthouse and vivid red, white, and blue clay exposed in the cliff face.
Fine, white sand and the beach's crescent shape.
Rocky headlands and the lovely town of Carmel.
The finest, flattest, and one of the longest beaches in the sate, with coconut trees and a country park.
A no-cars-allowed rule (pedestrians access the beach by ferry) and loggerhead sea turtles that nest on the beach.
The world's finest, whitest sand, emerald-green water.
Beautiful, with proximity to every creature comfort.
Nature at its best and wildest.
The perfect island escape from the crowds; wonderful wildlife―especially birds and porpoises.
A pristine national seashore and the ruins of old Carnegie family mansions.