Patricia Mario - Dr. Beach (English)

    What Makes Florida's Sand and Sunshine So Great? Dr. Beach Breaks It Down

    By Knowlera

    You might not think it's possible to scientifically measure how wonderful a beach is, but that's exactly what Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman does. A professor at Florida International University, he evaluates beaches from Hawaii to Maine using 50 criteria from wave size and sand color to cleanliness and crowds. And he finds plenty to like about Florida's Gulf Coast.