[11 July 2014 Last updated at 09:53]

Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the US

Looking for the ultimate beach getaway in the US?

If you're planning a beach summer vacation in the US, you'll be glad to know that you won't find a shortage of beaches in the US to choose from. In fact, there are so many beautiful beaches in the US that it’s almost impossible to pick ten of the best.


However, after much deliberation with the team at Mytravelguideposts.com, we've come up with a top 10 list where we’ve rounded up what we think are ten of the most beautiful beaches in the US.

In no particular order, find below the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the US this year:

Marconi Beach

Marconi Beach is located in Wellfleet along the famous Cape Cod National Seashore, which is one of the top 10 attractions in Cape Cod and it definitely boasts some of the best beaches in the Cape!
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The beauty of Marconi Beach lies in the visually stunning sand cliffs, and the few crowds that Marconi Beach draws (even during the summer months). Marconi Beach boasts soft sandy beach, high tides for body surfing, and nice wading pools for the kids.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is located in Key Biscayne, just minutes away from downtown Miami.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ranks on our list of top 10 most beautiful beaches in the US because of the lovely mile-long sandy beach which offer stunning views of the sky and ocean in the distance.
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There are also lots of lush walking and biking trails, plenty of wildlife to observe and a historic lighthouse that you can climb and get great views of the area around!

Kure Beach

Kure Beach is located in the southern tip of North Carolina (see interesting places to visit in North Carolina), just minutes away from downtown Wilmington NC.

Beaches in North Carolina don’t come as beautiful as Kure Beach, which is definitely one of the best beaches in the state!
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This beach boasts a beautiful family friendly-feel without the large tourist crowds and hotel resorts other nearby beaches such as Hilton Head brings. The waters are warm and crystal clear, while the sand is...well, soft and lovely!

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is located along the Oregon Coast and it’s one of the hidden gems on the state of Oregon.

Cannon Beach is a just a short drive west of Portland, which makes it an ideal beach destination if you’re planning to visit Portland.
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Cannon Beach truly leaves up to its postcard picture accolades boasting beautiful beaches and intriguing sea-stacks offshore such as the famous ‘Haystack Rock’(pictured), which you can access during low tide.

La Jolla Beaches

California is truly home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world, and La Jolla Beaches in San Diego are certainly some of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the US hands down!
La Jolla Beaches beauty lie in their variety of ocean front that ranges from rugged to sandy coast line. Three of the most popular beaches in La Jolla include Windansea (great for surfing), Boomers Beach (great for body surfing), and La Jolla Shores (great for open water swimming).

Grand Haven Beach

A top 10 list of most beautiful beaches in the US wouldn’t be complete without including Michigan's beaches!

Lake Michigan beaches, in particular, such as Grand Haven are the quintessential of beach towns in America (i.e. beautiful boardwalk, lighthouses, and a historic downtown area)
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Grand Haven Beach boasts natural beauty by the bucket loads, as well as the famous Gran Haven Musical Fountain show of water and lights, which is one of the best water shows in the nation.

Tybee Island Beaches

Tybee Island is one of Georgia’s most popular barrier islands as it boasts miles of white sandy beach and plenty of historic sites such as old forts and the historic Tybee Island Lighthouse, which is open to visitors.
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Tybee Island beaches are also some of the most unspoiled, most beautiful and most pleasant beaches to visit in the US. Tybee Island beaches are truly great to visit with family and the best thing is that you’re just minutes from downtown Savannah.

Tybee Island is the perfect place for travelers to kick off their flip flops and adjust their attitude. Tybee is an affordable year-round destination that's perfect for romantic escapes, family vacations and girlfriend getaways.

Southern Living recently named this sun-kissed island one of America's "Perfect Little Beach Towns." This laid-back island has also been honored by Parents as one of "America's Best Beaches for Families" and by Fodor's as one of the "Best Beaches on the East Coast."

One of America's great beach towns, Tybee is home to the nation's most intact historic lighthouse complex, five miles of sandy public beaches, award-winning seafood restaurants and much more. 

This family-friendly destination delights travelers from near and far with its Southern charm and scenic beaches. It's the ideal place to spend quality time with family, ride bikes to the local ice cream parlor and dig your toes in the sand. Active travelers enjoy a wide range of watersports, from kayaking to kiteboarding.

Hanalei Beach


Hanalei Beach in the Island of Kauai is one of the most breathtaking beaches in Hawaii and also one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the US without a doubt!
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Hanalei Beach doesn’t just boast miles of white sand beach and crystal clear waters, but it’s also surrounded by majestic mountains which offer stunning cliff scenery.

Besides the lovely beach scenery, Hanalei Beach is known to draw world-class surfers to its shores, so if you’re lucky you may catch a surfing competition.

Ogunquit Beach

The coast of Maine is primarily known for its unspoiled and rugged shores and lobsters of course! Having said this, Maine is also a popular beach destination in the US that also boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
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Maine’s popular beaches such as Ogunquit Beach are, without a doubt, on our list of top 10 most beautiful beaches in the US, which isn't surprising. (see best beaches in southern Maine)

Ogunquit Beach boasts soft and stunning white sand beach, picturesque scenery and a charming historic downtown home to many art galleries and lovely boutique shops.

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