Beaches are a must for everyone during summer time. Be it people who are fond of vacationing or sunbathing, or maybe water-sports, beaches are a favorite for family outings as well as chilling with friends or maybe even solo. And Americans especially, love beaches as it is easier to plan a trip to a beach than to a hill station or maybe going for hiking. And Americans are all about easy-to-use solutions.
There are a number of extraordinary beaches which will take your breath away with its sheer beauty and serenity of its existence away from the cacophony of the real world. The list below gives the portrait of some of the best sand dunes stretching before clear foamy and crashing waters in the continental US as well as the USA Mainland.
Sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore, Michigan
The name seems apt when you see the beach for yourself. The sweeping sand dunes stretch like desert and are appropriate for kite surfing by the day and star-gazing by the night. The dune climb gets you to a 35-mile long lakeshore where sporting activities like paddling and kids making sand castles both can be seen. While returning in the evening you’re advised to keep a lookout for otter, black bear, bob cat or beavers.
Green sand beach, Papakōlea, Hawaii
You get to hike through the mountainous terrain of the Big Island of Hawaii across the seaside cliffs to reach the end of the trail where the mountain edge meets the sea to create bright white foam puddles where the turquoise water crashes into the side of the arching cliff. The unique color of the water comes from a chemical named the Olivine, which is the same mineral that makes up Peridot.
Manele Bay, Hawaii
This Hawaiian beach, Hulopoe Beach is a place you will find loads of adventure sports lovers kayaking, snorkeling and swimming around between the towering rocks strewn across the water. Rent a kayak or get your own and start right away. It is a good place for photography passionate as well.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The ultimate vacation hub of East coast, the Myrtle Beach is a South Carolina’s 60-mile grand stand. Amusement park and Water Park, restaurants and live entertainment pints are the main attractions of the area.
Assateague Island national seashore, Maryland
The beautiful 37-mile stretch of beach has 150 campsites, 79 horses and in October migrating Monarch butterflies enhance the beauty of the place even more. Though anytime you will feel like a brave-heart, wild beast yourself when you’re sunbathing by the side of wild horses, the park’s chief, Liz Davis apparently is tilted towards the idea of an autumn visit.
Homer spit, Alaska
At twilight the whole of the landscape with the water and the mountain takes on a soft icy blue casing which will surely overwhelm your senses in this winter land of America. You can park yourself with a waterfront tent and pass your time by fishing. If you want to savor your catch you can go to any of the nearby restaurants and devour it by all means. Also, try out the late-night summer paddle under the Alaska midnight sun which is a good option for couple looking for romantic getaways and adventurous souls.
Ke’e beach, Kauai, Hawaii
Mountain encompassed of rain forest and surrounding the waterways is the sight you want to sit in front of for hours? Is it one of the things in your bucket list that you’ll like to do? It sure is mine and for that Ke’e beach in the Hawaiian ‘garden island’ of Kauai. You can snorkel around in this breathtakingly beautiful beach with coral reefs and expansive panoramic view of the nearby Na Pali Coast.
Clearwater Beach, Florida
Clearwater Beach truly lives up to its name and attracts families as well as couples on this pristine white sand beach. The beach has Gulf of Mexico to the west, and tranquil Tampa Bay to the east.
East Hampton, New York
Away from the hustle and bustle of the thriving NYC, the gorgeous white sand beach of East Hampton with its roaring waves and little class of lily ponds here and there, it is a perfect escape from the noise and madness of the city. Thus, it is understandable why it is one of the most visited beaches in the US.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina
It stretches for about 72-miles by the Atlantic coast on the Outer Banks. The beach is a narrow strip of land that extends towards the Ocracoke Island from the Nags Head.