Dr. Beach's Top 10 beaches of 2011
"The Florida panhandle beaches are back as oil from the BP spill has vanished, and the sand is squeaky clean," Leatherman said. "The brilliant white sands and clear waters of St. George Island were fortunately not even impacted last summer. Stingrays are sometimes resting in the shallow waters so shuffle your feet when entering. Birding and fishing are very popular activities here."