Image Gallery: The Top 10 Beaches of 2013

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Main Beach

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Main Beach, located in East Hampton on Long Island, N.Y., snagged the top spot on the Top 10 Best Beaches of 2013. (A general Hamptons photo shown here.)…Read More »

Wealthy and often famous summertime residents flock to the beaches, which are protected by a conservation easement that dates back some 300 years. "The big, wide sandy beach made of quartz has towering sand dunes and beautiful clean and clear blue water," according to Leatherman. In addition to the natural wonders, Main Beach is a great place to spot celebs.

This is the 23rd year of the Best Beaches list, put together by Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research in Miami, who is also called Dr. Beach. Check out the other hot spots for beachgoers. [Read full story]   Less «
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