If you’re looking for one of the best beaches in the nation, you’ll find it in Eastham. Dr Beach recently named Coast Guard Beach number 10 when considering some of the very best beaches all across the United States.
It’s the only New England beach to make it on the list this year, and one of just two locations in the Northeast. The widely-touted list considers 50 different criteria to come up with each ranking, with cleanliness and safety the top categories.
Dr Beach looked at things like water temperature and air temperature, sand softness, a location’s safety records and the rip current. The ranking also considers the size and number of waves, the shape of the beach itself, area pests and wildlife, trash, amenities and noise.