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Cooper’s Beach - Southampton, New York

Would you like to visit a posh neighborhood and visit the beach in the same spot? Then you have to visit Cooper’s Beach, located in Southampton, New York. This particular beach is, in fact, considered the third best beach in America.

Cooper’s Beach is located in that part of New York known as the Hamptons. This area is considered very upscale, and many famous people own vacation homes or live in this region. Being a resident allows them to receive “perks” such as free beach access, free parking, and other amenities. Very nice perks!.

Coopers BeachFor those who are not fortunate (read: wealthy) enough to live or own real estate in this area, village and beach permits are required to visit this lovely vacation spot. Permits that are good for the entire season, and allow unlimited entry to the beach, can be purchased for approximately $150.

From there, beach goers have can access an area where food and drinks are sold, outdoor showers, and nice restrooms. Further, that stretch of beach is patrolled by lifeguards from 9:00 AM until 5:00 for the majority of the season, which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

An early arrival at Cooper’s Beach is imperative if one wants to arrive before the tourist “rush” later in the day. A late arrival can mean a lot of difficulty in finding parking that is not so expensive as to almost be ridiculous.

For this reason, some vacationers prefer to take advantage of the many lodging accommodations that are available that allow access to Cooper’s Beach. Shuttle service from outlying hotels and motels is also available.

There are many rules, regulations, and restrictions at Cooper’s Beach, and they are strongly enforced. No alcohol is allowed, and drinks cannot be in glass containers. Pets are not allowed on the beach between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

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