5. Main Beach
What St. Barts is to the Caribbean and Malibu to Los Angeles, Main Beach is to the Hamptons. Coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, otherwise known as Dr. Beach, ranked Main Beach as the best beach in the US. With magnificent views out onto the Atlantic Ocean, securing a spot at Main Beach is like getting a last-minute reservation at Nick & Toni’s on a Saturday night. Exclusive right down to the parking situation, with a village permit required, Main Beach draws a dignified and somewhat stuffy crowd. Amenities include on-duty lifeguards, public showers, and a fully stocked snack bar.