It doesn’t matter if you are planning a day trip or a vacation, it is tough choosing the right beach in the United States. Planning a beach trip can sometimes be stressful. Whether you are on the west or east coat of the USA, hundreds of beaches are calling out your name hoping to be chosen. You may want a secluded beach with privacy so you can hear your inner thoughts. Your family may want amusement parks and fun rides to entertain them while at the beach. How can you please everyone?
Pleasing everyone is a hard task to live up to, especially when it comes to beach trips. With hundreds of options to choose from, beaches all have one thing in common, WATER! You can debate about where to go, but the best part of a beach is getting your toes in the sand while jumping into the salty water. The wonderful feeling of a cool water breeze flowing around you can be intoxicating. You will want to choose the right beach to satisfy your beach craving, but aren’t they all great? You can even make your vacation a road trip and visit as many beaches as you want.
Everybody has needs and wants, and this top 20 beach list is sure to help you find what you are looking for. So take the time and read on, you may be surprised at what you find.
20. WAILEA BEACH, HAWAII
No beach list is complete without Wailea Beach on it. This beach is the perfect public beach with a gorgeous view and plenty activities to engage in, such as snorkeling and surfing.
19. CLEARWATER BEACH, FLORIDA
With so many beaches to choose from in Florida, Clearwater beach is one of the best. You should pack plenty of blankets and food in order to countdown to the beautiful sunset on Clearwater Beach. Once the sun sets, the stars slowly come out to enjoy the night.
18. OCEAN CITY BEACH, MARYLAND
Take off your shoes and let the sand soak in your toes at Ocean City Beach. This beach stretches out for 10 miles. There are an array of activities to engage in while enjoying a great family beach day!
17. VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA
Virginia Beach is known as its own independent city that is full of life! People from all walks of life come out to this beach to have fun. Virginia beach is one of the most visited beaches in the United States on the east coast. The boardwalk is surrounded by restaurants, shops, and bike trails. You can take a stroll or ride on your bicycle and enjoy the warm breeze in your hair.
16. MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA
Myrtle Beach is known to have a string off beaches along a 60 mile long road. You can enjoy the amusement parks, shops, and wonderful view. There is something fun to do for everyone at this beach.
15. MARTHA’S VINEYARD BEACH, MASSACHUSETTS
You will need a boat, plane or a ferry to get to Martha’s Vineyard but it will be worth your time. You can go to Martha’s Vineyard to relax your worries away.
14. SIESTA BEACH, FLORIA
The word Siesta means afternoon nap and while at the Siesta Beach, you body will be so relaxed that you may find yourself napping while soaking up some sun. But don’t forget the sunscreen.
13. INDIAN BEACH, OREGON
Many people think that beaches should be surrounded by hot climate and warm water. At Indian Beach in Oregon you can enjoy a nice walk while admiring rock formations around the beach. You can also enjoy horseback riding at this beach in the United States!
12. CAROVA BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA
Coming in at number 12 on this amazing list of beaches in the United States is Carova Beach in North Carolina.
Although Carova Beach is found of the beaten path (literally), it is a beach that is worth visiting. Wildlife can run free through this beach but don’t get too close to them because you might get fined.
11. SALT CREEK BEACH, CALIFORNIA
At Salt Creek Beach you can enjoy a day of surfing, sunbathing or a great game of volleyball. Whatever your heart desires from a beach, Salt Creek Beach is the place to go.
10. HAMPTON BEACH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Hampton beach has a slew of food joints, arcade games, and warm fried dough stands along the shoreline.
9. COOPER’S BEACH, NEW YORK
If you find yourself with a little extra cash, head to Cooper’s beach in Southampton and live like the rich and famous for a while.
8. HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Huntington Beach is best known for its waves that are perfect for surfing. You can soak in the cool water while flying on the water on your surfboard.
7. LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Just because you may have heard of this beach from the MTV show, Laguna Beach, it doesn’t mean you should skip out on visiting. The beautiful warm breeze of the cool water will delight you and bonfires are a must. This is one of the most popular beaches in the United States due to the MTV show.
6. CANON BEACH, OREGON
This small beach is a gem in a sea of beaches. You can see wildlife roaming free on the beach all while taking in the natural beauty of the beach.
5. CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY
Cape May is known for being the oldest beach resort destination. But don’t let the word “oldest” stand in your way of visiting; Cape May has musical festivals year round to engage all types of crowds.
4. NANTUCKET BEACH, MASSACHUSETTS
Nantucket is a small island off the coast of Massachusetts that is filled with culture and history. This beach is secluded to ensure your privacy. It used to be the grounds for Military training during WW2.
3. CORONADO BEACH, CALIFORNIA
If you are in the San Diego area, head to Coronado Beach for a relaxing day of sunbathing and sparkling sand between your toes.
2. EAST HAMPTON BEACH, NEW YORK
At the Main Beach of East Hampton, you can enjoy a huge firework celebration that is highlighted by the wonderful view of the beach in its background.
1. REVERE BEACH, MASSACHUSETTS
Coming in at number one on the list of beaches in the United States you should visit is Revere Beach in Massachusetts.
Revere Beach is the oldest public beach established. It is worth taking a trip to this beach and checking out the view and the world famous roast beef sandwiches from Kelly’s Roast Beef.