The US is home to many fabulous beach destinations. Wherever you decide to go a beach holiday can be fun for the whole family. Just remember to pack along an umbrella, sunscreen and lots of H2O. Traveling with a crew of friends? Choose a beach that offers water activities or is the place to be at night. Bringing along Fido? We've got a great beach for your pal too. Romancers out there should keep their eyes open for the coasts that provide spectacular sunsets. Whatever your final destination may be you will enjoy discovering these national treasures.
During the summer months Sunset Beach is tranquility at its finest. Clear water, tide pools, seashells and soft, white sand line this long stretch of paradise. However, once the summer has gone it turns into a surfer's haven. With waves approaching 20-foot heights it is a favorite destination for surf competitions. Just be aware of the infamous Sunset Rip. Beginners should probably test their skills at a different location and watch the pros how it's done. They are reason enough to come to Sunset Beach. Make Honolulu your home base as you explore this fantastic beach.
Wilmington is a great city to visit but take the half hour drive and explore Carolina Beach. This is an all around fantastic place to enjoy a day in the sun. Located along the Atlantic Coast the beach here is packed full of water activities from deep-sea fishing to body surfing. Plus, the locals keep the sand clean making it ideal for families. Once the sun goes down though the parties get started. Spend time along Carolina Beach's boardwalk and choose your perfect restaurant. Relax at one of these Carolina Beach hotels.
The state of Florida can get overwhelmed with visitors but the beach located along Perdido Key seems to get overlooked... and that is great news for you. This is a swimmer's dream come true. The waves are just the right size to have some fun in the water, the sand is soft and there are usually lifeguards on hand. Make sure you pack along your snorkel and goggle and take advantage of the clear water. Plus, you can explore the nearby sand dunes or keep your eyes open for the dolphins in the distance. Visit HotelsByCity for a list of great Pensacola hotels.
Located about a mile from San Diego lies one of its best treasures. Coronado Beach is a great destination for the whole family. Your little ones can look for shells while the older kids will love body boarding in the gentle waves. The added bonus of coming here is that the beach is close to the community of Coronado and that means there are great places to fill up that tummy. Need another reason? Coronado Beach is considered one of the top beaches in the state. Click here for our great selection of San Diego hotels.
Stretching over nine miles lies one of the many fabulous beaches Cape Cod is famous for. Nauset Beach is a popular place with the board short- and bikini-wearing crowd. However, as you make your way along the shoreline you will come across fewer people. Thus, you can either join the people or simply enjoy a day of quiet solitude. The water can get a tad cold but the sand dunes and waves promise you a fun-filled day. This beach also has restrooms and a snack bar, which help make your day as stress-free as possible. Explore one of these South Yarmouth hotels with HotelsByCity.
This five-mile stretch of heaven is located between Port Aransas and Corpus Christi. Clear water and powder-like sand earned Mustang Island a spot on our top ten list. You can drive right to your spot and set up shop for the entire day. Mustang Island also comes equipped with showers and porta-potties. What makes this one of our favorites though are its glorious sunsets. True, your day will be filled with fun but what better way could there be to end it than by a glowing ball setting in the horizon? See the great hotel deals we have for both Port Aransas and Corpus Christi.
South Beach is infamous for its party scene. Known locally as Sobe, millions of partygoers come to this golden stretch of sand to strut their stuff and mingle with the crowds. It seems wherever you go there is a party to attend. Go to the beach, hit a club or hang around a trendy hotel and watch the night heat up before your eyes. Make sure you take a long nap after you get back from a day at the beach so that you can keep up with the throngs of people at night. Party it up at one of these fantastic South Beach hotels.
Huntington Beach is famous for its surfing, beaches, restaurants and shops. Here is another great reason to visit - Fido can come too! Make your way to the area known as Huntington Dog Beach and your best buddy will love this designated area. It is not uncommon to see a surfer and his dog surfing on the same board. Only in California... Unfortunately, many dog beaches are closing because owners aren't following the posted rules. Keep this one alive and clean up any messes that buddy's left behind. Click here for a list of Huntinton Beach hotels.
You could visit Jekyll Island year after year and still not discover all of its hidden treasures. One of the major reasons for this is that its coastline constantly changes because of tides and currents. Known for its rustic charm you can enjoy the great outdoors without the hustle and bustle of some other well-known beaches. You will probably see lots of sand dollars and other sea creatures here as well. Pack your own delicious lunch and dine with a water view at a designated picnic area. Visit HotelsByCity for our selection of Jekyll Island hotels.
This remote beach destination has had a few famous visitors in its past including the legendary Blackbeard himself. To get to Ocracoke Island you will need to board a ferry from Hatteras Island. The journey all adds to the splendor this beach has to offer. Once you arrive you will have miles of sand and surf that have been protected from overdevelopment. The surrounding beach town is also a hoot to explore. If you need to slow down and want to spend some quality time with your friends and loved ones Ocracoke Island is a fantastic choice. Stay at the Comfort Inn, located on Hatteras Island in nearby Buxton.