The Best Beaches in the US

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The Best Beaches in the US

The US is certainly one vast country with a wealth of natural attractions, plenty of things to do and many beautiful beaches to suit everyone.
A top 10 list of best beaches in the US would not make justice to all the nice beaches in the states, since the United States does have so many beautiful beaches worthy of being included in any top ten.

There is no doubt that any list of top 10 beaches in the US would have to include beaches such as Crystal Cove Beach, Daytona Beach and Miami Beach.

Having said this, the beaches in Florida and the beaches in southern California aren't the only ones since you'll find some of the most beautiful beaches in the US in places like southern Maine and Lake Michigan. Consider also beautiful SC, where you can find great weather and affordable north myrtle beach rentals.

Therefore, I am including on this post beach destinations in the US that would give Florida and California a run for their money!


In no particular order, we've rounded up a list of some of the best beaches in the US that you should definitley consider for your next beach vacation:

The Best Beaches in the US  

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Hammonasset Beach State Park is located on the coast of Connecticut; around 40 minutes drive from Hartford attractions.

Hammonasset Beach state park overlooks the Long Island Sound, and it is perhaps one of the best beaches in the US.

The state park has hundreds of campgrounds, a two-mile long beach and plenty of amenities such as showers, toilets, grilling and picnicking areas.

Old Orchard Beach 

Old Orchard Beach town is one of the most popular beach destinations in Maine, and it is only a short drive from the beach town of Ogunquit in Maine.

Old Orchard Beach is one of the best beaches in the US and a great vacation spot for families, as the town boasts an amusement park and many fun attractions such as arcades and bumper cars. (see best beaches in southern Maine)

Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod Peninsula is home to over fifty of the best beaches in the US such as Cape Cod National Seashore, which boasts a 35-mile long sandy beach where you can enjoy beach camping and hiking.
Top beaches in Massachusetts
If you’re traveling with the family to Cape Cod Massachusetts, things you can do here include: mini golf, go-karts and cycling.

If you’re a fishing enthusiast, Cape Cod has many angling opportunities for bluefish and bluefin tuna amongst other fishes.

Atlantic City NJ Beaches

Atlantic City New Jersey Beaches are some of the best beaches in the Mid Atlantic region, offering a great beach vacation getaway to suit everyone. (see vacation spots in New Jersey Shore)

With life guards on duty every day, Atlantic City NJ Beaches are also some of the safest beaches in the US.

If you travel to Atlantic City NJ with the family, you’ll enjoy the boardwalks and piers such as Ocean Pier, Steel Pier and Steeplechase Pier where you can enjoy many pier attractions.

If you love wind sports, there are many great surf spots near Atlantic City such as States Avenue, Crystals and Brigantine Jetty.

Saugatuck Dunes Beach State Park

If you are looking for a beach destination in the Midwest region, Michigan offers some of the best beach vacation spots in the Midwest.

Saugatuck Dunes Beach State Park is characterized by sand dunes, and if you love beach hiking there are over 10 miles of hiking trails overlooking the scenic Lake Michigan.

Lake Erie PA Beaches

Located on the northwest of the state, Erie Pennsylvania is, perhaps, one of the most overlooked beach destinations in the US but for those in the know, Erie Pennsylvania is one of the best kept secrets in the country.

One of the biggest attractions in Erie PA is Presque Isle State Park, which has alone over 10 beaches.

At the state park, you can enjoy bird watching, snorkeling tours, hiking and plenty of fishing opportunities.

Oregon Coast Beaches

If you are looking for a beach destination on the Pacific North West, the Oregon Coast boasts more than 70 state parks offering plenty of recreational opportunities.

The Oregon Coast stretches from the Columbia River to the border with California and boasts some of the best beaches in the US.

If you a bird enthusiast and love flora and fauna, you’d be glad to know that the Oregon Coast is home to a variety of bird species which you can spot when taking strolls along the beach shore line.

See. Beach Vacation Spots in Florida
Best Beaches in Western Michigan
Best beaches in southern Maine
Best Beaches in Maryland
Best Beaches on Lake Michigan
Places to visit in Long Beach California
Places to visit in New Haven CT
Places to visit in Cape May
Places to visit along the Oregon Coast
Places to visit in Hilton Head
Interesting places to visit in Rhode Island

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