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USA Today's Top 10 East Coast Beaches

23 Mar 2016
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Coligny Beach on Hilton Head and Hunting Island State Park have been named 2 of USA Today's Top 10 East Coast Beaches! 

Votes collected by beach experts, East Coast locals, and USA Today readers voted both beaches in Beaufort County as the best beaches in the East Coast.

Coligny Beach Park was listed ninth and Hunting Island State Park was listed as second for the the media company’s “Top 10 Best East Coast Beach” list as part of its “10Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest.

The selections were based on criteria such as beauty, things to do, local culture and popularity. A panal of beach experts and East Coast locals listed their 20 favorites as nominees, then USA Today readers chose the Top 10.

The top 10 winners in the category Best East Coast Beach are as follows:

1) Gulf Islands National Seashore - Pensacola, Fla.

2) Hunting Island State Park - Beaufort, S.C.

3) Ocracoke Island Beach - Outer Banks, N.C.

4) Folly Beach - Charleston, S.C.

5) Myrtle Beach - Myrtle Beach, S.C.

6) Cape Hatteras - Outer Banks, N.C.

7) Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach, Va.

8) The Cove - Cape May, N.J.

9) Coligny Beach Park - Hilton Head, S.C.

10) Bowman's Beach - Sanibel, Fla.

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