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Roxanne Wilder

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If you’ve been to Caladesi Island State Park you know how gorgeous and pristine it is.

Apparantly us Tampa Bay natives aren’t the only ones who think it’s amazing. Caladesi earned the honors of being ranked as the 6th best beach in the U.S. according to Dr. Beach.

Dr. Beach is a coastal scientist and professor at Florida International University. He’s been finding and ranking the best beaches for three decades.

Dr. Beach said, “Caladesi is reached by pedestrian ferry boat, private boats or a long walk north from Clearwater Beach–the inlet is closed so Caladesi is no longer a true island, but still a great getaway. The white beach is composed of crystalline quartz sand which is soft and cushy at the water’s edge, inviting one to take a dip in the sparkling clear waters.”

For more on this story and to find out about all the beaches on the list, click here.