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You still have time for a great summer weekend getaway
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Summer's not over yet: Try one of America's great beaches for a last summer blast

Do you want to get some summer sun before the seriousness of fall and winter weather set in?

America's Best and Top 10 offers this list of the best beaches in the country:
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1. Bahia Honda State Park, Florida
2. Hapuna Beach, Hawaii
3. Fort Desoto Park, Florida
4. Hulopo'e Beach, Hawaii 
5. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Florida (Cape San Blas)
6. Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
7. Kailua Beach, Hawaii 
8. Caladesi Island State Park, Florida
9. Hamoa Beach, Hawaii
10. Cumberland Island, Georgia

If Hawaii, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina are too far away, America's Best and Top 10 also offers this list of Honorable Mention beaches for your consideration.
11. Santa Catalina Island, California
12. Wailea Beach, Hawaii
13. Cape Florida SRA,* Florida
14. Delnor-Wiggins Pass SRA, Florida
15. Perdido Key SRA, Florida
16. East Hampton Beach, New York
17. Bald Head Island, North Carolina
18. Coast Guard Beach, Massachusetts
19. Sand Key Park, Florida
20. Jasper Beach, Maine
21. St. George Island State Park, Florida
22. Padre Island, Texas
23. Pacific Beach, Washington
24. Kiawah Island, South Carolina
25. Captiva Island, Florida

*State Recreation Area

Is your favorite beach missing from the list? Let me you know if you think it's been overlooked and why you think it's terrific.

Photos: Upper, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina; Lower, Cape Florida State Recreation Area, Florida


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