Cape Cod Beach Ranked Among Top 10 in U.S.
December 9, 2011
Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has once again made the list of Top 10 Beaches selected by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research, also known as “Dr. Beach.”
Leatherman ranks beaches through a long list of criteria, including physical factors ranging from beach material to sand color to size of breaking waves. Of course, much of his rankings are subject to personal bias, but we can’t argue with his pick of Coast Guard beach.
The description on the Dr. Beach website reads:
“Coast Guard Beach, accessible by bicycle or via shuttle bus from the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center, was formed where a sand spit attached to the eroding glacial cliffs. The sand is fairly coarse, so the beach slopes steeply into the water. The picturesque old Coast Guard station still sits atop the glacial bluffs, allowing for a spectacular view down upon the Nauset Spit barrier system and bay. During the summer, beach-goers take quick, refreshing dips in the ocean, as water temperatures only reach 60-70 degrees.”
To read the full list of Top Beaches:
To watch a live feed from Coast Guard Beach, click here