Visiting the USA during the summer is pretty amazing; besides visiting the cities, enjoying the incredible nature and busy sightseeing, going to the beach is something you must also do. The country has many beaches to offer, here are 12 beaches of the most beautiful so get your sunglasses and sun lotion ready!
When talking about beaches in the US we cannot forget to mention Hawaii, which has enough beaches for its own list entirely! The most popular are in Maui, such as Wailea Beach, Kaanapali Beach, Napili Bay Beach, Hookipa Beach Park and more. You can find clear water, blue sky, palm trees and plenty of sun, the perfect place to spend your summer holidays.
2. Sanibel Island
Whether you want a romantic summer holiday or fun with the family, Sanibel Beaches is the right place for you. Go for a walk at Bowman’s Beach, or visit the Lighthouse Beach Park for gorgeous nature trails and a scenic shoreline. Or just enjoy the water, swimming or canoeing. Tarpon Bay Beach is another amazing place worth a visit, and of course don’t forget to try the local food.
Destin has the nickname “the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” and is becoming one of the most popular vacation spots on the Florida Panhandle. With white sand, clear water, and a seaside view you will love spending your time here, enjoying the Destin harbor at sunset, a perfect place to take selfies.
4. Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach is a small coastal city in the northwest of Oregon. It’s known for its long, sandy shore and people love this beach because it is calm and quiet. Aside from snoozing on the beach, you might want to try fishing, windsurfing or other water sports.
5. Laguna Beach
Located in Orange County, California, this small coastal city is known for its many art galleries, coves, and of course beaches. Laguna Beach is famous for surfing and water sports, and besides beach trips the city is home to protected wilderness, so you can explore plenty and find some outdoor activities in the city.
6. Outer Banks
The Outer Banks of North Carolina has really beautiful beaches with plenty of charm. Duck beach is known as one of the most pet-friendly beaches in the country because you are allowed to play with your dogs and they can be off-leash as long as you have control of them. If you want to surfing and skimboarding, you can go to the Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills.
7. Miami Beach
Miami Beach is absolutely one of the best beaches in the US. You can take an Art Deco tour to fully appreciate the area’s signature architecture, while South Beach is a popular place that offers many activities. Miami Beach is also known for its large and vibrant LGBTQ community.
Monterey County has more than 100 km of spectacular coastline encompassing every type of coastal landscape. From dramatic cliffs with breath-taking waterfalls, to rocky shores perfect for the avid rock poolers, to sandy California beaches suitable for surfing, fishing, and swimming. Monterey County has it all.
9. Key West
Key West is an island in the Straits of Florida, the most famous place here being the Old Town. This is where the classic bungalows and guest mansions are found and the Key West Historic District includes the major tourist destinations of the island, suchas Mallory Square, Duval Street, the Truman Annex, and Fort Zachary Taylor. The city is famous for its natural beauty and lively nightlife. You must visit the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park where the remnants of an early Spanish shipwreck can be found about 30m offshore.
10. Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California, located 56 km southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. It is known for a stretch of sandy beach, mild climate, excellent surfing, and beach culture. Visit the International Surfing Museum which displays longboards and other memorabilia, and explore the Sprawling Huntington Central Park with its fields, gardens, lakes and even an equestrian center.
11. Cape May
Cape May is known as one of America’s top 10 beaches as well as one of the best beaches on the Middle Atlantic coast. The Cove Beach hosts hundreds of swimmers, sunbathers, surfers, and hikers every day, and downtown is popular for shopping and its beautiful historic architecture. The city is also home to many big festivals.
12. Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles in California. On the western side of Santa Monica you can find two main attractions; the beautiful Santa Monica State Beach and the family-friendly Santa Monica Pier. The former is an iconic destination that draws visitors from around the globe.