Two Long Island beaches rank among America’s top 100 best-kept secrets, according to travel site rankings Family Destination Guide.

The site polled 3,000 families across the US to find out which hidden beaches they would most like to visit this summer.

landed on No. 19 is the Amsterdam Beach Reserve, a nearly 200-acre state park in Montauk.

Known as the Montauk Everglades, the park has more than 1,200 feet of ocean frontage, several ponds, and 54 acres of tidal and freshwater wetlands.

The walking trail network was completed in 2011.

Animal lovers should keep an eye out for several regionally threatened species that call the park home, including the northern harrier, spotted turtle, and Cooper’s hawk.

The protected blue-spotted salamander has also been known to show up.

Also make a list, in the No. 40is East Beach State Park, located at the eastern end of the North Fork of Long Island.

The park has 45,000 feet of frontage along Gardiner’s Bay and a marine forest of red cedars, black jack oaks and cacti.

Designated a National Natural Landmark in 1980, the park is known for its birdlife, including great blue herons, egrets, ospreys and black-crowned night herons.

With activities like swimming, kayaking, biking, fishing and windsurfing available, the whole family can easily spend the day.

Perhaps not surprisingly, number 1 The most secluded beach in the United States is Awahua Beach in Molokai, Hawaii.

Broadkill Beach in Delaware tops the list No. 100.

You can check out the full ranking of America’s Best Secret Beaches Family Destination Guide Website.

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