North Carolina’s Ocracoke Island has the third best beach in America, according to a national beach researcher.
According to Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University who also is known as “Dr. Beach,” Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach on the Outer Banks is a stand out in his survey of the 650 public beaches in the U.S.
He says: “Ocracoke, once the home of Blackbeard the pirate, is still a special place—it is my favorite getaway beach.
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