By Mike Busch

The USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice and Travel Award contest participants and an expert panel from USA Today have selected Fire Island National Seashore as winner of best NY Beach!  Voters had four weeks to vote and F.I.N.S. won over some stiff competition including Jones Beach, Robert Moses, Cupsogue, Tiana, Coney Island, Lake George, and Hither Hills.

Thanks to all that voted, click here for summaries on all the finalists.

Below I added a few photos and a video from one small stretch of the winning beach between Smith Point and the Old Inlet Wilderness Breach.