According to coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, known as Dr.Beachn Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida has been ranked no.1 beach in the United States. The beach sands are 99% pure quartz, soft and cool on the feet.

Leatherman annually ranks the best beaches in US by using 50 criteria such as how soft the sand is, temperature of air and water, water color and more factors.

Siesta Beach in Sarasota boasts that it has the finest and whitest sand in the world, and I cannot argue with this claim, Leatherman said of the beach.

Siesta Beach has won various awards such as the whitest and finest sand in the world in 1987 by The Great International Beach Challenge and The Best Sand Beach in America in 2004 by The Travel Channel.

The No. 2 beach in the U.S. this year is Coronado Beach in San Diego, followed by Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii; Main Beach in East Hampton, N.Y. and Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks of N.C.

He also added The good thing about the United States is we have hundreds of beautiful beaches, he said. I can die before I run out of beaches.