For some of us, beaches are the best places to relax and unwind after a long stressful time we spend due to our daily routine of life. You can go there with anyone, be it family or friends – you’re bound to have an amazing experience! From small islands to beaches, laying and getting tanned while the cool sea breeze hits you – it’s something everything should experience. If you’re in the US or plan to visit it anytime soon, keep in mind the following beaches which one should definitely visit to experience their mesmerizing beauty.
10) Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina –
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is located in North Carolina and stretches from Bodie Island to Ocracoke Island, and expanses over 110km. If one wants to go for fishing or surfing, then this is the beach where you should be headed. It also boasts of having the tallest lighthouse where visitors are allowed to climb up 248 steps.
9) East Hampton, New York –
The beach full of white sand, East Hampton is one of the favorite places of New Yorkers. If you want to spend a quiet time out on the beach then this is the place for you. East Hampton, the town, is home to many celebrities too.
8) Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts –
Home to one of the most crowded beaches in the US, Martha’s Vineyard is a small island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The island stretches for 260km and is the 58th largest island in the United States. It is commonly known as summer colony, because as many as 100,000 people especially in the summer season.
7) Cape May, New Jersey –
Located in New Jersey, Cape May is a small town and also has a beach by the same name. The Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean here. The town has a very Victorian like feel to it with colorful houses and furnishings in the hotels. One can spot many dolphins here but only from far away.
6) Coronado, California –
An affluent resort city located in San Diego, California, Coronado Island is nicknamed as The Crown City. The Travel Channel in 2008, ranked Coronado Beach as the fifth best beach in America and it has also been ranked as the best beach in the United States by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research. Every year in July, Coronado Island Sports Fiesta is organized where lots of activities and competitions like dives, rough-water swim and water races are held for the enjoyment of the crowd.
5) Clearwater Beach, Florida –
This beach is located on the west central coast of Florida and stretches for about 4km along the Gulf of Mexico. Apart from the usual sunbath, one can also indulge in activities like shopping, parasailing, jet skiing etc. Also, many restaurants have also opened up here – they not only offer you the best food but also the best view!
4) Kauna’oa Bay, Hawaii –
Often known to project the image of ‘quintessential Hawaii’, Kauna’oa Bay boasts of having a few white beaches where you can just relax and let go of all your worries. Covered with palm trees on one side, and the crystal clear water on the other, this beach is the one which cannot and shouldn’t be missed at any cost. It stretches for 4.2km to the south of Kawaihae, Hawaii.
3) Nantucket, Massachusetts –
Nantucket is an island located to the south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States. Known as a tourist destination and a summer colony, as many as 50,000 people are expected every summer here. It boasts of having the perfect picturesque view with small white cottages located all around the beaches. One can take part in activities that are organized here all year round like boating, fishing, surfing, and scuba diving – basically every water sport you’ve dreamed of takes place here!
2) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina –
One of the most popular beaches in the US, Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in South Carolina. It is a major tourism attraction and as many as 14 million people visit this beach every season, be it spring, summer, winter or autumn. A variety of events and concerts are organized here to attract more people. There are also numerous amusement parks and aquariums for the entertainment of children as well. The Carolina Opry, The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, The Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Hard Rock Park etc. are some of the most famous attractions located in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach Bike Week is also held for a week in May and attracts as many as 200,000 visitors each year.
1) Manele Bay, Hawaii –
Manele Bay is situated at the southern part of Lanai in Hawaii. Even though it is a secluded harbor, it is the most popular and famous beach in the US. Distancing itself from the ordinary where usually beaches are full of pubs and posh restaurants. Manele Bay boasts of preserving the real culture of Hawaii. Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay is the most famous resort here which offers first class luxury to the people but if you don’t want to shell out that much money, you can also enjoy the rest of the activities without spending so much – fishing, golf, Snorkeling and scuba diving, surfing etc. They are considered the best in all of US.