Southern Destinations Stand Out on Top 10 List of America’s Best Beaches

Even though the top spot went to Coopers Beach in South Hampton, New York; the South still made a splash on Dr. Beach’s annual top 10 list of beaches. This year’s list (see below)  includes coastal locales in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. The last beach in the Southeast to earn the coveted title of national winner was Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach in the Outer Banks in 2007.  If you are looking for the ultimate beach getaway this summer – check out one of these hot spots to experience the best sun, sand and surf in our region.

Dr. Beach’s 2010 Best Beaches in America

1. Coopers Beach in Southampton, New York (NATIONAL WINNER)
2. Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida
3. Coronado Beach in San Diego, California
4. Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks of North Carolina
5. Main Beach in East Hampton, New York
6. Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
7. Coast Guard Beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
8. Beachwalker Park in Kiawah Island, South Carolina
9. Hamoa Beach in Maui, Hawaii
10. Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, Florida

Siesta Beach in Sarasota, FL- photo courtesy of


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