Top 10 Beaches in the U.S.
It’s definitely that time of year. The heat has settled in from coast to coast, leaving bored kids and irritated parents scrambling to find some cool comfort from the soaring temperatures. Why not race to one of these beautiful beaches, each unique in their own way? Whether it’s the Pacific Coast, the Atlantic Seaboard or the islands of Hawaii, these top 10 beaches in America are sure to lead to some fun in the sun:
- Punalu’u, Hawaii - Though Hawaii is home to hundreds of beaches, Punalu’u holds its own with its famous black sand. It’s the biggest black sand beach on the Big Island.
- The Outer Banks, North Carolina – North Carolina is known for its sandy coastline, but it’s true beauty lies on the Outer Banks where you can still find giant sand dunes and mostly undisturbed beaches.
- Hyannis, Massachusetts – The former vacation spot of the Kennedy’s, Hyannis is close to Cape Cod and encompasses all of the charm and beauty of the Massachusetts beaches.
- El Matador, California – This hidden gem is located in Malibu and truly embraces what a Pacific coast beach should be. With its giant rocks jutting out of the waters and sand, it’s easy to drift away from the rest of the world.
- Siesta Beach, Florida – This beach topped National Geographic’s list of best beaches for a reason. It has some of the whitest and finest sand in the world.
- East Hampton, New York – Always a contender for one of the best beaches in the country, East Hampton is home to white sandy beaches, as well as elite homeowners and vacationers.
- Cannon Beach, Oregon – Haystack Rock is the big attraction at this beach, named after a cannon that washed ashore from the USS Shark shipwreck. The giant rock is the third largest free standing monolith in the world.
- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – This famous beach has long been called one of the best beaches in the country. Its abundance of tourist activities and constant flow of energy, make it a family (and motorcyclists) favorite.
- Cumberland Island, Georgia - Holding its own as one of the last preserved natural beaches in the country, Cumberland Island is only reachable by ferry or kayak. Visitors of the island have to camp or find a hard-to-get room in the island’s only resort.
- Ocean City, New Jersey – Though the jersey shore may now have a reputation only as a party town, Ocean City has a number of things for the family. Its beach and boardwalk have long been a destination for visiting families and singles alike.