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Cape Cod Beach Makes List Of Nation's Top 10

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Coast Guard beach in Eastham (dchurbuck/Flickr)
Coast Guard beach in Eastham (dchurbuck/Flickr)

A Cape Cod beach has made a top 10 list of the America's best beaches.

Coast Guard Beach in Eastham was ranked the nation's eighth best beach in the annual list compiled by Florida International University professor Steven Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach."

The beach is part of the federally-run Cape Cod National Seashore.

Leatherman says 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."

He recommends "quick, refreshing dips" into the water because the ocean temperature stays in the 60- to 70-degree range.

Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Fla., topped the list.

This program aired on May 30, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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