ALYS BEACH, Fla.--Aug. 9, 2012--Word is spreading quickly that Alys Beach, located along Scenic Highway 30A in Northwest Florida, is one of the best beach vacation spots in the world. Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, partnered with Coastal Living to share his top beach retreats and Alys Beach is among the premier beach vacations featured on his comprehensive list.
"We're honored to be recognized by Dr. Leatherman," said town founder Jason Comer. "We've worked hard to create a beach town that is aesthetically pleasing and creates a sense of community. Alys Beach has become a town where families feel at home, relaxed and at ease while enjoying the beautiful surroundings, stunning architecture and diverse amenities."
Alys Beach was listed among the best beaches with "High Style," joining the ranks of luxury beach locales, including East Hamptons, Malibu and Barbados. The listing for the top spot recognizes Alys Beach for its "luxe, European-feel" and recognizes that "the New Urbanist town takes full advantage of its gorgeous setting along white sands and emerald Gulf water."
Each year, Dr. Leatherman picks America’s top 10 beaches after considering factors such as sand softness, water temperature, pollution, and views. He is currently the director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research, and when he isn’t working, he retreats to his favorite seashores.
ABOUT ALYS BEACH
One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida's panhandle. The resort town's extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, Alys Beach will be home to 900 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other resort amenities. Alys Beach is the firstFortified...for Safer Living® community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida's Green Home Designation Standard. For home sales or vacation rental information, call 866-481-8387 or visit www.alysbeach.com.