Two Long Island beaches on Top 10 Beaches in U.S.
10:23 PM EDT, May 22, 2009
This will come as no surprise to Long Islanders: Two of the best beaches in America are on the East End.Once again, Coopers Beach in Southampton and Main Beach in East Hampton have been voted among the Top 10 Beaches in the United States by the self-anointed "Dr. Beach" - coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University.Coopers Beach regained No. 3 on the list, one year after slipping to No. 4. Main Beach remained at No. 6 for the second straight year, after being ranked No. 7 in 2007.The best beach in America is Hanalei Bay on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Leatherman said the spectacular white crescent-shaped sand beach is considered "the most-beautiful beach setting in Hawaii."