America’s best beaches: Four in Florida make annual list but not #1 — again

Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs

Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs

By Bonnie Gross,, Special to, May 22, 2015 – Four of Florida’s best beaches seem to have bridesmaid syndrome – they’re close, but never in the top spot.

Every Memorial Day weekend, Dr. Beach, Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman, dominates the Internet with his annual list of the 10 best beaches in the United States.

For 2015, the No.1 beach is in Hawaii, as it often is. (The winner: Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu.)

On the top 10 list for 2015 are the same four Florida beaches that were also-rans last year: