Retired winners of best beach title

May 22, 2009 9:16:37 AM PDT
Here are the winners going back to 1991 of Florida International University professor Stephen P. Leatherman's annual Best Beach award. Winners are retired from later lists. PHOTOS: Take a virtual vacation to the best beaches
LIST: See the full top 10 list

2009 -- Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii
2008 -- Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin, Fla.
2007 -- Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks, N.C.
2006 -- Fleming Beach Park, Maui, Hawaii
2005 -- Fort DeSoto Park -- North Beach, St. Petersburg, Fla.
2004 -- Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii
2003 -- Kaanapali, Maui, Hawaii
2002 -- St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Port St. Joe, Fla.
2001 -- Poipu Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii
2000 -- Mauna Kea Beach, Hawaii
1999 -- Wailea Beach, Maui, Hawaii
1998 -- Kailua Beach Park, Oahu Hawaii
1997 -- Hulopoe, Lanai, Hawaii
1996 -- Lanikai Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
1995 -- St. Andrews State Park, Panama City, Fla.
1994 -- Grayton Beach State Park, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
1993 -- Hapuna, Hawaii
1992 -- Bahia Honda, Big Pine Key, Fla.
1991 -- Kapalua Bay Beach, Maui, Hawaii

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