Southampton beach takes No. 3 spot on nationwide list

You don't have to go far this Memorial Day weekend to find one of the best beaches in the United States.
Cooper's Beach in Southampton took the No. 3 spot on an annual list of the best beaches, as compiled by a coastal scientist.
Only a Florida beach and one on North Carolina's Outer Banks got higher marks. Cooper's Beach even beat out two beaches in Hawaii.
The list maker, who is also a Florida college professor, has been ranking the nation's beaches for 30 years.