These NY beaches rank as some of the country's best: Dr. Beach

Scientist Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, has come out with his annual list of the top 10 US beaches of 2024, and two from Long Island made the list!

Coopers Beach in Southhampton was ranked second, while Main Beach in East Hampton was ranked sixth.

Leatherman has 50 criteria he uses for the rankings, including sand softness, water temperature and riptides.

Coopers Beach

"Coopers Beach is located on the south shore of Long Island, New York, shielded from the cold Labrador currents in the beautiful village of Southampton," the website reads. "As the first "Gold Coast" in the country, Coopers Beach is hundreds of yards wide, made of grainy white quartz sand."

Coopers Beach in Southampton, N.Y. is pictured. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

"The beach is backed by large sand dunes covered by American beach grass interspersed with large and extravagant mansions. Some of the best beach access in the Hamptons exists on Coopers Beach, and a snack bar serving lunch and drinks can be found here as well."

Coopers Beach ranked 3rd on the 2023 list.

Main Beach

"Main Beach provides the perfect blend of nature and built environment," the website said. "Wealthy summertime residents flock to the beaches protected by a conservation easement that dates back over 300 years."

EAST HAMPTON, NY - MAY 24: People visit East Hampton Main Beach during Memorial Day weekend on May 24, 2020 in East Hampton, New York. Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of beach season and in parts of the Hamptons they will be open on weekends only, and only to those who have beach permits. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

People visit East Hampton Main Beach during Memorial Day weekend. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

"Main Beach is a great place for star-spotting as many actors and actresses frequently visit this beach for its peaceful, countryside setting in a small village. The big, wide sandy beach composed of grainy quartz grains has towering sand dunes and beautiful clean and clear blue water.  The best way to get around this beach is bicycling in order to avoid parking."

The Top 10 list

1. Duke Kahanamoku Beach: Oahu, Hawaii

2. Coopers Beach: Southampton, New York

3. Wailea Beach: Maui, Hawaii

4. Caladesi Island State Park: Dunedin/Clearwater, Florida

5. Beachwalker Park: Kiawah Island, South Carolina

6. Main Beach: East Hampton, New York

7. Poipu Beach: Kauai, Hawaii

8. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park: Naples, Florida

9. Coast Guard Beach: Cape Cod, Massachusetts

10. Coronado Beach: San Diego, California

To see the full report, click HERE.