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Long Island CVB

May 24, 2013 11:43 ET

Long Island Beach Named 'Best' on 2013 Top Ten Beaches List

HAUPPAUGE, NY--(Marketwired - May 24, 2013) - For the second time in three years a beach in Long Island has taken the number one spot on the annual Top Ten Beaches list by noted coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach), a college professor who visits and rates the best U.S. beaches.

Main Beach in East Hampton was named "Best Beach" 2013 on the annual Top Ten list, which includes some of the best U.S. beaches in Florida, Hawaii, the Carolinas and Massachusetts. Coopers Beach in Southampton was named Top Beach in 2010.

A lovely example of Long Island's 100-plus miles of pristine ocean beach coastline, Main Beach was cited for its sparkling surf, idyllic setting, white sand, water temperature, and cleanliness on a list of 50 criteria.

The honor is especially noteworthy considering the challenges the beaches in Long Island overcame in preparation for summer following a severe storm season that took its toll on local beaches and communities.

"This beach was heavily eroded by Super Storm Sandy and subsequent winter storms, yet it has largely recovered. The proud pavilion at Main Beach was little affected because it was set back several hundred feet from the water's edge," Dr. Leatherman said. 

East Hampton is a quaint village that dates back to the 1640s. At the latter half of the 19th century it became a noted artists' colony. Today it is home to many celebrities and NY residents who have built large summer estates that complement the agrarian and historic character of the area. One of the most enjoyable ways to get around town is bicycling, which also avoids paying the pricey parking fee, Dr. Leatherman said.

Main Beach is just one of many spectacular local, county, state and national park beaches in Long Island. For information about visiting Long Island call: 1-877-386-6654 ext. 210 or request a free Travel Guide.

The Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (LICVB) was established in 1979 as the official tourism promotion agency for the destination's travel and tourism industry. The LICVB contributes to the economic development and quality of life on Long Island by promoting the region as a world-class destination for tourism, meetings and conventions.

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