Montauk Named Most Expensive Beach Destination

Home to the Montauk Lighthouse, Montauk is one of the most expensive beach destinations in the country. Jackie Pape

On Wednesday, Montauk was named this summer's most expensive beach destination in the United States.

A survey conducted by compared all hotels listed on Kayak -- the travel planning site that aggregates rates for flights, hotels, rental cars, and vacation packages -- to find the minimum price travelers have to spend in the month of August on a double room.

The hotels and inns taken into account must have been rated at least two stars and must be close to the beach.

A stay in Montauk came in as the most expensive in the survey, with an average nightly rate of $312 for the cheapest double room. Nantucket was not far behind, with a rate of $285.

The top 10 most expensive beaches were in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon, California, Maine, and Hawaii.

The full list of beaches, click here.