Cooper's Beach (Southampton)
This beautiful and serene beach in Southampton, Long Island, has a stretch of white sand running along the Atlantic Ocean. You can walk on the beach, sit in the sun, or you can surf and bodyboard. A local eatery, Serenity, has a Lobster Bake every Friday and Saturday, and there are live concerts. You will also find a concession stand, bathhouse, and chair and umbrella rentals.
The wide sandy beaches attract many New York City dwellers throughout the summer and this is one of a handful of beaches in the Hamptons which don’t require permits for non-residents. There are lifeguards on duty in the summer months, so it is safe for young children to swim. During the colder months, the beach is ideal for long invigorating walks.
Cooper’s Beach is about two miles from the center of Southampton, and there is parking available. It is expensive, so you might consider taking the Jitney bus or a train. You can also rent a bike to ride to the beach and leave your car in town. This beach is beautiful and well worth a visit, as it makes its way onto America’s most beautiful beaches list frequently.
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