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Coronado falls off "best beaches" list

While locals may be inclined to disagree, San Diego can no longer lay claim (officially, at least) to one of the nation’s best beaches, at least according to Stephen Leatherman, the self-styled “Dr. Beach" – America’s Foremost Beach Expert.

The beaches of Coronado have been ranked 5th or better in Leatherman’s list of the country’s 10 best since 2008, and have made the list every year since 2004. The local shoreline has fallen out of the rankings entirely after earning the #1 spot in 2012.

Leatherman has been publishing his beach rankings every Memorial Day since 1991, using a set of 50 criteria to rate various locales, including this year’s winner, Main Beach on Long Island, NY. Coronado, on the other hand, joins several others to fall off the list after taking a win to make room for newcomers.

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While locals may be inclined to disagree, San Diego can no longer lay claim (officially, at least) to one of the nation’s best beaches, at least according to Stephen Leatherman, the self-styled “Dr. Beach" – America’s Foremost Beach Expert.

The beaches of Coronado have been ranked 5th or better in Leatherman’s list of the country’s 10 best since 2008, and have made the list every year since 2004. The local shoreline has fallen out of the rankings entirely after earning the #1 spot in 2012.

Leatherman has been publishing his beach rankings every Memorial Day since 1991, using a set of 50 criteria to rate various locales, including this year’s winner, Main Beach on Long Island, NY. Coronado, on the other hand, joins several others to fall off the list after taking a win to make room for newcomers.

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Almost certainly, as with any such attempt to rank places, the criteria used are highly subjective and totally influenced by the opinion of a single person. We've seen local attractions and schools receive very high rankings one year only to have them disappear later. If you don't brag about landing on such a list, they you don't have to try to justify falling off it the following year. Meaningless is the word for such rankings, which are done to sell magazines or subscriptions.

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