As you’re reading this, you may be snowed under after the latest blizzard. You may be starring out your window, dreaming of the days to come after the rainy season ends… You may just be a person that can’t wait for summer to finally arrive!
Whatever category you fall into, we’ve got a real treat for you! We’re going to take a look at some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. But, here’s the thing. These aren’t your obvious beaches, the ones that everyone goes to every summer…
These are the U.S. beaches that you’ve (probably) never heard of before, places were you won’t feel the press of the crowd and where you can really enjoy yourself. So, take a look, and see if any of these beaches might make an attractive destination for you this summer!
1. Salt Creek Beach (California)
Sitting at the bottom of a long staircase, this beach perfectly embodies the spirit that draws so many to the Golden State.
2. Kauapea Beach (Hawaii)
Tucked away behind a 15-minute hike, this beach is known affectionately by locals as “Secret Beach”.
3. Lovers Key State Park (Florida)
This beach gets its name from the actual lovers who traveled a fair spell to reach this secluded gem…
4. Sandbridge Beach (Virginia)
Forget the push of the crowds at some of the more popular nearby beaches, and give this beautiful place a chance.
5. Rockport (Texas)
Lying along the Aransas Bay, there are more than a few Texans who would prefer this beach remains a secret.
6. Grand Haven (Michigan)
If you don’t think of beaches when you think of Michigan, it’s just because you’ve never watched the sun set at Grand Haven!
7. Dyer Prince Beach (Massachusetts)
Situated in Eastham, this beach sits along the Cape Cod Bay and gives those who visit it the chance to enjoy peace, quiet and reflection.
8. Garrapata Park (California)
Right on the shore of one of the most beautiful places in the Golden State, Big Sur, you’re going to love this secluded gem.
9. Dry Tortugas National Park (Florida)
You’ll have to take a boat or plane out of Key West to reach this island, but trust us when we tell you that it’s worth the expenditure.
10. Roque Bluffs State Park Beach (Maine)
Maine is a place with tremendous natural beauty, something that’s on full display at this state park’s beach.
11. Kiawah Island (South Carolina)
Just a ways away from Charleston, there is a total of 10 miles of coastline to walk on this Carolinian treasure.
12. Bandon State Natural Area (Oregon)
This beach may not be the best for swimming, but the terrain is simply otherworldly. A must see!
13. Dana Point (California)
If you’re looking for the Southern California beach vibe without all the tourists of a place like nearby Laguna Niguel, this is where you should go.
14. Cumberland Island (Georgia)
There’s one big reason to check out this beautiful stretch of sand… The wild horses!
15. Montana de Oro State Park (California)
The beach at this state park is going to be your normal California beach. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset with a loved one.