You might think you need to jet off to the Bahamas, the Maldives or an island in French Polynesia to enjoy exquisite coastlines and warm, sandy beaches. However, you may be surprised to learn that the U.S. is home to a selection of beautiful beaches that will allow you to soak up the sun and frolic in the sea without having to travel to foreign shores. Everyone loves a beach holiday and in this article we’ve provided a list of some of the great beaches you and your family can visit in the U.S.
The Florida Keys are made up of an island chain of five islands: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine and the Lower Keys, and Key West. Whether you’re an avid water sport enthusiast looking for somewhere to jet ski, parasail or swim, or are searching for a long stretch of beach to walk your four-legged friend, these distinct regions have a beach to suit everyone.
Enjoy some of the Key Largo bars and restaurants and take advantage of the tours on offer which are a great way to discover the wonders that this part of Florida has to offer. Below are some of the best beaches in the Florida Keys for you to explore:
- Bahia Honda State Park
- Dog Beach
- Smathers Beach
- Higgs Beach
- South Beach
- Fort Zachary Taylor Beach
- Sombrero Beach
- Dry Tortugas National Park
- Calusa Beach
- Anne’s Beach
South Beach, Miami
Aside from its white sandy beaches and pristine turquoise waters, South Beach is known for its vibrant nightlife, which draws in party-lovers from around the world. With beautiful people flexing and posing on the beach, surfers riding the ocean waves and roller skaters cruising along the palm-lined oceanfront, you could be forgiven for thinking South Beach came straight out of a movie.
With its glittering array of shops, bars and restaurants along with some architectural gems ranging from Art Deco to Neo Classical in style, you can always take a break from tanning to exploring this wonderful part of Miami.
This Hawaiian island is home to a number of beautiful beaches each with stunning shorelines and breathtaking vistas. For honeymooners and water sport lovers alike, Maui’s 120 mile coastline offers something for everyone.
From the red sands and hidden coves of Kaihalulu Beach to the black sands and lava cliffs of Honokalani Beach, discover an array of different coastlines, colors, and abundant natural sea life that inhabits this magical island. Discover red pencil urchins, a vast array of butterfly fish and swim with giant green sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean. Here are some of the other beaches to discover while on Maui:
- Hamoa Beach
- Ka’anapali Beach
- Kapalua Beach
- Napili Beach
- Wailea Beach
Cooper’s Beach, New York
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and find sanctuary in the white sands and quiet waters of Cooper’s Beach, one of the finest shorelines in the Hamptons. Whether you are sunbathing, enjoying a picnic or spotting the local celebrities, this stretch of beach offers something for friends and family alike. With the waters being supervised by lifeguards this makes it a popular place to let the kids frolic and enjoy the crystal clear waters.
With so many beaches to choose from, you just have to decide which to visit first.