Top 10 Beaches of 2011
Welcome to the first annual thebestbeach.net top 10 beaches of the year list. Unlike many top 10 lists, this list represents the ten best beaches I visited in 2011, so the same beaches aren't repeated year to year. What are your best beaches of 2011?
10. Isla Verde
Isla Verde in Carolina, Puerto Rico is a popular beach with both tourists and locals.
9. Main Beach
Main Beach in East Hampton, New York is one of the nicest beaches in the part of Long Island known as The Hamptons.
8. Sandy Beach
7. Coopers Beach
Coopers Beach is in Southampton, New York. Of all the beaches I visited in The Hamptons, Coopers Beach is my favorite.
6. Crane Beach
Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts is less than an hour from Boston, yet it’s a truly pristine beach with numerous amenities.
5. Kiawah Beach
Kiawah Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island, South Carolina is a public beach adjacent to the exclusive Kiawah Resort allowing anyone to enjoy the same fantastic beach as resort owners and guests.
4. Hampton Beach
Hampton Beach in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire is perhaps the best beach for the money that I’ve ever been to. The beach is free and there are numerous free activities during the summer season.
3. Center Street Beach
Center Street Beach is in Folly Beach, South Carolina, a quintessential beach town. The beach is as much fun as the town.
2. South Beach
South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida is one of those rare beaches that actually lives up to its hype.
1. Jobos Beach
Jobos Beach in Isabela, Puerto Rico is my number one beach in 2011. It’s remote (about 3 hours from San Juan), supports lots of water activities, is lined with bars and restaurants, and to top it all off, has its own blowhole.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin