Lingering sunsets, peaceful beachcombing, and tranquil swimming are what makes beaches worth a visit.
It goes without saying that all of us love spending time at the beach, especially when it comes to those all too infrequent weeks of vacation each year. Since the beach is such a popular holiday or vacation destination, we’ve compiled the following list of the top 10 beaches to visit on your next vacation.
Malaquite Beach (North Padre Island, Texas) – rarely crowded even in peak seasons, this beach is a stark contrast compared to the chaotic atmosphere of South Padre during Spring Break. For information on the local history and wildlife, you can view displays at the Visitor Center.
Hanakapiai Beach (Kauai, Hawaii) – the Na Pali coastline has been used as the backdrop in a number of well-known films including Jurassic Park and The Perfect Getaway. This is the most accessible beach of six so you can expect crowds.
Head of the Meadow Beach (Truro, Massachusetts) – situated on the untamed Atlantic side of the town, the offshore sandbar and warm waters make this the ideal place for adventurous over-sand driving, long strolls along the water, or a romantic picnic with that special someone.
East Beach (Santa Barbara, California) – the combination of wide, white sandy beaches and the picturesque vistas of the Channel Islands make this destination one of our top picks. The panoramic views and tranquil seas make for the apt destination to relax.
North-End Beach (Captiva, Florida) – lingering sunsets, peaceful beachcombing, and tranquil swimming are what makes this beach worth a visit. Enjoy snorkeling, boating or just chilling at the beach.
Sand Beach (Mt. Desert Island, Maine) – golden sands, a serene bay, and tranquil tide pools make this area one of the best spots to visit in Acadia National Park. The verdant trails and natural wilderness surrounding it makes for the perfect solo vacation or with family and friends.
Sea Camp Beach (Cumberland Island, Georgia) – you’ll find 18 miles of pristine shoreline and sandy beachfront on the Atlantic side along with millions of seashells and rolling sand dunes.
South Ocean Beach (Assateague Island, Maryland) – you’ll feel as though you entered the Atlantic coast of long ago when you visit this untamed, windy 12-mile stretch of beach. You could easily spend days clamming, crabbing, and surf fishing.
Twelvemile Beach (Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan) – situated on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the white sandy beaches are perfect for beachcombing, fishing, and lakefront camping, just to name a few activities.
West Beach (Gulf Shores, Alabama) – stretching 6 miles in length, West Beach gets less congested as you venture west from the main area. It has oftentimes been said that the quality of the sands is what separates this beach from others along the Gulf of Mexico.