What's Best Florida Beach Town? Usa Today "Digs" Dr. Beach, Now Asking You

An FIU professor and coastal expert is "Dr. Beach" -- known in classrooms as Stephen P. Leatherman -- who knows how many simoleans he pockets from "preferred" sights (aka sites)?
Here's the deal: Vote for your favorite at usatoday.com/travel by Jan. 16. "We'll feature the winner in an upcoming travel story," promises the well-read paper.

These are "Dr. Beach's" picks in alphabetical order: Clearwater Beach, Cocoa Beach, Delray Beach, Key West, New Smyrna Beach, Pensacola Beach, Sanibel Island, Siesta Key and South Beach.

One of you has wise eyes when it comes to best Florida beach perches. Nearly 100,000 visitors have explored our blog. Go for it.