In a recent annual report, two beaches in New York State have been named among the top ten beaches in the entire United States!

The Best Beach of 2024

Topping the list of America's best public beaches for 2024 is Duke Kahanamoku Beach, located in Oahu, Hawaii. However, coming in second is Southampton, New York's Coopers Beach, and taking sixth place on this list is East Hampton, New York’s Main Beach.

Coopers Beach: A Coastal Gem in New York

Coopers Beach, nestled in Southampton, offers a picturesque coastline and is known for its pristine sand and azure waters. Coopers Beach offers a serene and enjoyable escape from daily life and with its wide shoreline and gentle surf, it serves as an ideal destination for beachgoers of all ages.

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What Sets Coopers Beach Apart

According to an evaluation by the experts, Coopers Beach has excelled in numerous criteria used to assess beaches in the United States. Factors such as sand type, wave action, presence of lifeguards, wildlife, level of development, and crowding are all considered. Coopers Beach stood out in these categories, showcasing its commitment to maintaining a high-quality, well-managed beach environment.

Main Beach: Another Coastal Gem in New York

Main Beach in East Hampton which took the 6th spot on the list of the best beaches in the United States is renowned for its captivating coastal beauty and serene atmosphere. The beach boasts powder-like sand and picturesque views, making it a popular destination for both locals and tourists, perhaps because it is a spot where celebrities are often seen.

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New York's 14 Best Lakes For Swimming

What makes a great swimming hole? Pristine waters, great beaches, mild temps, shallow waters, lifeguards, and more are many of the characteristics that are common in AZ Animals 14 best lakes for swimming in the state of New York. From just outside the city, to the Finger Lakes, to the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, these are your must-visit swimming holes for summer 2023!

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