Dr. Beach's Top 10 beaches of 2011
Kiawah Island, S.C.
"South of Charleston, Beachwalker Park is the public beach located on the southern end of Kiawah Island," Leatherman said. "Tennis and golf are featured here, as well as interpretative tours of the fauna and flora of the island. This is certainly a nature-lovers coast, so visitors should pack their canoes and kayaks to paddle through the tidal inlets or walk down to St. Sams Inlet to see thousands of birds."