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Cooper's Beach

268 Meadow Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-0247
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Type: Beaches
Description: Scenic beach stretches 500 feet along the Atlantic shoreline offering a view of historic mansions in the distance.
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Fairfax VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Cooper's Beach is beautiful, with well maintained sand and beautiful surf. Unfortunately for out-of-town visitors, parking is $40 between 9:30-5pm during the summer. Easiest way to get around this is to be dropped off and picked up, which we also did. Usually, we went from 8-9:15am during the week and it was beautiful. Sparsely populated, with walkers, joggers and beach... More

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Washington, D.C.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I grew up at this beach in the '70's and '80's. I haven't actually gone in the summer in quite a while, but it looks like the same old place (for better or worse). It's probably better for the locals (who have a parking sticker) than for those who have to pay a daily fee. The beach is clean and... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Cooper Beach is beautiful! It is an incredibly wide beach that seems to go on forever. We were able to catch free shuttles from in town to the beach (we took the train so we did not have a car). We also rented the most comfortable beach chairs for $10 each for the entire day. The facilities were clean too.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This beach was very clean, relaxing and peaceful. One of the coolest things was the long carpet like rugs that lined the walkway to the beach. It was also great to know that dogs are allowed, as long as they are leashed. A nice feature of the hotel we stayed at was it offered shuttle service to and from this... More

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Nice, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We arrived on a Saturday and I wasn't sure whether we would get in the parking lot but there was lots of spaces. Yes the $40 parking fee is a lot but if it supports all the amenities of the beach then that's fine. Great beach, lots of space if you want to walk. Ordered some food at lunch which... More

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Westwood, New Jersey
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

If you don't want to pay $40 to park, go about 1.5 miles down from Coopers BCH and part for free. The beach is clean, not many people here on this Monday. No facilities , but you could possible return to Cooper's beach to use their's. We didn't try and not sure if they allow. Enjoy!

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

ok.. so the $40 price tag for non-residents is a little steep, but check with your hotel as there is a good chance they will have a few permits for you to 'borrow'.... if you can't foot the price tag you can always go down one of the side roads for parking and walk down the beach. That said.. this... More

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Prospect, Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

This beach seems to be on a lot of lists for bests beaches. Not sure why? It's just a beach; soft beige sand, ocean water, waves, lots of people, the usual. It's nice but no wow. What it is is one of the few public beaches in an area that's mostly private. There are some facilities here like a snack... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice beach but nothing there apart from a car park, cafe and big houses. Our impression was that there is not much encouragement to visit the beach, e.g. no promenade, restaurants, bars, kiosks, nor even any real footpaths or directions from town. We presume this is to appease the owners of the USD 40m houses that dominate the sea view.... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

40 dollars to park you car with Porsches, Rovers, etc... watch the hired dates with their manmade figures prance by with their "soul less" Manhattan guy BUT, my kids had a great time playing in the waves and collecting shell on a perfect June day

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