"It's safe for kids and families," he said by phone. "The water quality's great. The vistas are right off the scale for that place."
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"I hope Hawaii sets the standard and the wave moves eastward to the mainland," he said. "South Beach is a hot beach in Miami but sometimes there I count 10 cigarette butts in a square meter."