The United States is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world for having New York, Central Park, natural parks such as the Grand Canyon and also for its beaches.

This is the list of the 27 best beaches in the United States, sandbanks that combine beautiful crystal clear waters and white sands.

1. Clearwater Beach

Let’s start our list with a beach where the famous annual Jazz Festival is held: Clearwater Beach.

One of the most famous beaches in the United States in the Gulf of Mexico for its white sands, crystalline waters and its abundant offer of activities to do with the family, as a couple or alone.

In addition to sunbathing, you can take a boat ride along the coast, see dolphins and attend the annual Jazz Festival, one of the best in the world.

Clearwater Beach has restaurants, fast food outlets, beachside nightclubs, public restrooms, and parking.

2.La Jolla

Belonging to the coasts of California, specifically San Diego, La Jolla is one of the most exclusive beach and towns in the area with opulent houses, resorts and luxurious establishments.

Among other beaches you will find Black’s Beach, the main nudist beach in the country. In the other sandbanks you can surf, snorkel, feed the pelicans and walk along the seashore.

It is believed that it was the Spanish who arrived on the coast in 1886 who gave it this name. It is not yet known why it is written with “J”.

3. Coronado

Four of the calmest beaches on the California coast (Coronado City Beach, Tidelands Park, Glorietta Bay Park and Centennial Park) are perfect for swimming, snorkeling and lying on the sugar sands, a form of sand that shimmers in the sun. sun as if it were frosty.

To get to the beaches you must pass by the famous statue, “The Kiss”, which recreates the encounter between an American sailor and a nurse during World War II.

Its proximity to the city of San Diego provides lodging facilities and restaurants.

4. Hanakapai Beach

You can only get to Hanakapai Beach, in Hawaii, by walking along a path that starts at Kee Beach, a fairly crowded beach where you need to get there early to park your car.

From there you will walk 1 or 2 hours of steep trails crossing a river. Once on the beach you can continue the tour to the cliffs that surround the area.

Swimming is prohibited at Hanakapai Beach, especially in deep water as it is a beach with strong currents and unpredictable waves. The sandbank is restricted after 6 in the afternoon.

5. Malibu

The famous Malibu is one of the most famous beaches in the United States, an obligatory stop when traveling along the Pacific Coast Highway, the main road that borders the state to the west through Los Angeles.

The city on the shores of Arenal has houses, villas and luxury residences with large and beautiful resorts, enough attractions for Hollywood stars such as Julia Roberts, Leo DiCaprio, Bruce Willis and Cindy Crawford to buy one of their mansions there.

As a beach, it is made up of a set of coasts such as Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu State Beach and Topanga State Beach, all of which are difficult to visit due to the number of people who frequent them.

Despite the crowd, it continues to be one of the best options for surfing, walking on the sand and having a drink while you sunbathe. Arrives early.

6. Kalolach Beach

A characteristic of the waters of Kalolach Beach is that they are cold almost all year round, which makes it a perfect sandbank for enjoying the view, the cliffs, camping and walking, but not for swimming.

Located in the southeast of the Olympic Peninsula, the beach is part of the Olympic National Park, a protected area and habitat for hundreds of marine species such as otters that can be seen on the coasts.

Your hostel offers cabins and rooms for vacationers who must book months in advance.

7. Sea Camp Beach

One of the largest beaches on Cumberland Island, specifically at the exit to the Atlantic. Part of its charm is that it is almost virgin in terms of extension and tourist development.

In the sand you will possibly find seashells and even shark teeth, an attraction that is added to stargazing, fishing, the possibility of feeding the birds and boat trips to see other parts of the island.

8. East Beach, Santa Barbara

California will always be on the list of best beaches in the United States. In this case we are going to Santa Bárbara, at the eastern end of a sector of almost four miles of beaches that border the city.

This sandy area is conditioned for the greatest pleasure of its visitors. It has picnic tables, volleyball courts, a playground, space for exercise, and showers. Also shops for food and drinks and trails for hiking and biking.

9. Hanauma Bay Beach Park

Hanuama Bay is an underwater park and protected area for the conservation of marine life for 52 years, created by a volcanic cone in Hawaii.

It is the preferred park for professional diving and swimming in the United States, due to the curved shape that the volcano gives it. A very crowded beach that quickly fills up its parking lot, so it’s best to get there by public transport.

Hanauma Bay Beach Park has bars, souvenir shops, and places to rent water sports equipment.

10. Pensacola Beach

Pensacola is one of the most beautiful bays in the state of Florida and one of the favorites for tourists due to the combination of colors between the crystalline blue of the water and the beige of the sand.

Although it is a beach with a lot of activity surrounded by venues, restaurants, bars and nightlife establishments, one of its greatest attractions are the sunsets.

At Pensacola Beach you can practice swimming, windsurfing, kayaking and yachting from the coast to the Florida Keys.

11. South Beach

South Beach, in Miami Beach, is one of the busiest areas in the state of Florida where much of the area’s nightlife is concentrated.

It is a beach built by man who took land from the sea to make the line that delimits the coast, a border bordered by some of the most important hotels, restaurants and resorts in Miami.

It is one of the favorite beaches for jogging in the morning and one of those that has the largest number of marriage proposals at sunset. In its crystalline waters of the Atlantic you can practice snorkeling, swimming, diving and sailing sports.

12. Malaquite Beach

One of the longest beaches on North Padre Island, Texas, with almost 5 miles of stretch of white sand and crystal clear waters.

It is not a very crowded beach, which makes it attractive to visit with the family and to practice windsurfing and kayaking.

Near the beach is a visitor service center with exhibits on local history, a souvenir shop, a small cafe, and a camping area.

13. Van Damme Beach

Located along the Little River, Van Damme Beach is part of the more than 1,000 hectares of Mendocino coastline. It is the key point of Van Damme State Park and a favorite destination for professional divers in the United States.

It has kayak services and guided tours to the caves on the beach. You can pay for a complete tour that includes the sandbank, water sports, and a tour of the river canyon.

Part of its services are a camping area and free parking.

14. Fort Lauderdale Beach

The area of ​​Fort Lauderdale known as the “American Venice” is one of the favorite destinations when it comes to Florida, for its 165 miles of beaches and canals with some of the warmest and crystal clear waters in the world.

It is one of the most important coasts in the country as it is the port of arrival and disembarkation for more than 45 cruise ships. It is included in some of the most important resorts in the state and surrounded by an important hotel line.

Its main attraction may be the trips on yachts and boats to some of the other keys in the state.

15. Nags Head Beach

With more than 10 miles of beach, Nags Head Beach is known as a quiet, family-friendly beach, perfect for swimming, waiting for the sunset, or taking walks on the hot North Carolina sand.

In its waters you can also dive, kayak, see dolphins and with a special permit, fish. Nearby you will find the largest natural dune park in the US, Kockey Ridge, from where you will enjoy excellent views of the bay.

16. Ocean City

This coast of about 10 miles of clean sand and crystalline waters is one of the best destinations both for surfing and for visiting with the family. It has a special section where the biggest waves break, this being the area for surfers.

The rest of the coastline is surrounded by shops, umbrellas, and spaces to spread out a mat, swim, and practice kayaking or snorkeling.

Ocean City operates from 6 am to 10 pm. It has patrol service, public bathrooms, showers and from 10 am to 6:30 pm, lifeguards. In the summer, family events such as bonfires, musical shows and walks are held.

17. Ocracoke Beach

Excellent destination to relax and enjoy the beach in more than 10 kilometers of sand, most of it still virgin. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, you can surf, kayak, fish, walk and learn about the famous shell hunt that adorns the sand.

Reached via Highway #12 or by kayak through Pamlico Sound, this North Carolina island is a habitat for a wide variety of wildlife and a sea turtle release area.

Some segments of the beach are closed during the year due to the nesting of birds and turtles.

18. Kauna’oa Bay

Small crescent-shaped beach on the Big Island, Hawaii, one of the quietest in the area. Due to its moderate waves, it is perfect to take the family to sunbathe on its white sands.

It has almost no stores or vendors, so you must bring food and drink.

19. Ogunquit Beach

Ogunquit Beach, in Maine, is for surfing and at the same time lying on the sand to sunbathe or read a book. It has chairs, tables, umbrellas, bathrooms with showers, private parking, among other public services.

Swimming competitions are held in its waters and during the summer there are lifeguards throughout the day.

Ogunquit Beach is a large peninsula that has been the border between the waters of the Atlantic and the Ogunquit River. In the center of the beach is a bridge that crosses the river and gives the name of Footbridge Beach to the surroundings.

20. Santa Monica State Beach

One of the most famous beaches in California for being the location of numerous scenes from movies, series and documentaries. Renowned for the famous pier in the background with the amusement park, it is one of the most visited beaches in the United States per year.

In addition to its amusement park, Santa Monica has small curio shops, restaurants, important commercial premises, well-known brand stores, hotels, bars, and nightclubs.

In its many miles of sand and coastal path you will find parking for almost all its visitors.

21. Saint Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach is one of the largest public beaches in Florida with a significant portion of it still virgin, which unlike most of the state’s sandbanks packed with tourists, resorts, boats, locals and parties, retains the idea of a quiet beach to lie back and sunbathe.

Its shallow waters are ideal for children. As for sports activities, windsurfing, kitesurfing and paragliding over the coast stand out.

22. Siesta Beach

One of the longest and widest beaches in Siesta Key, Florida, with very fine sand and crystal clear waters accompanied by free bathroom services, showers, tennis and volleyball courts, children’s games and parking.

The Crystal Classic is held there, the competition for the construction of giant sand figures that, due to the type of beach, look like marble sculptures.

At Siesta Beach, originally named Sarasota Beach for the county, you’ll also find food outlets, bars, and an area for picnics and barbecues.

23. Palm Beach

A Florida gem, that’s Palm Beach. Exclusive beach of more than 70 kilometers of white sand and crystalline waters, surrounded by important hotel complexes, the best restaurants, shops and expensive but quality services.

In it, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming and fishing are practiced, in an enviable landscape due to the large number of palm trees and blue waters.

24. The Cove Beach

One of the most famous beaches in Cape May, in New Jersey, which stands out for the peculiar gray color of its sand accompanied by calm waters and a festive and very touristy atmosphere.

It is a favorite of beach lovers for kayaking or just lying down to sunbathe. The activities that can be carried out vary according to the season of the year.

The waters in winter are too cold to bathe in, but the landscape is still fantastic for walking on the sand and watching birds that live on the coast.

On some nights, shows are usually offered, such as a flag show or the sighting of a picturesque lighthouse on the other side of the bay, which attracts many visitors.

25. North Manitou Island

Island in Lake Michigan, so it is a freshwater beach where you can camp between 6 and 10 meters inland.

In its camping area you can make bonfires and plan fishing and hiking tours, the favorite activities on the island. You can also hunt but in designated areas.

North Manitou Island preserves old constructions such as buildings and other locations, none of which are habitable or operational. You can only reach it by boat.

26. Half Moon Bay

Less than an hour from San Francisco is Half Moon Bay, a beach with warm waters and a pleasant climate to relax, take walks on its yellow sand, play golf and horseback riding.

The arenal has shops and galleries that are nourished by the view of the Pacific. You will also find some of the best waves in the country to surf, especially in Maverick silver, with waves of more than 10 meters high.

27. Aquinnah

Beach with calm waters surrounded by clay cliffs, famous for walking, climbing and jumping into the sea from the cliffs.

This small city bathed by the coast and hidden on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, is an excellent option to enjoy a combination of beach with green landscapes and incredible cliffs.

The route is exhausting due to the amount of stones and cliffs in the area. However, you can stop at any segment of the coast and enjoy the incredible view.

What are the most beautiful beaches in the United States?

  • Pete Beach.
  • South Beach.
  • Siesta Beach.
  • Fort Lauderdale.
  • Pensacola Beach.
  • Clearwater Beach.
  • Hanauma Bay Beach Park.

What are the best beaches in California?

California is one of the states with the largest number of beaches. Some of the most important are:

  • Coronado.
  • The matador.
  • Zuma Beach.
  • Venice Beach.
  • Santa Monica State Beach.

What is the best beach in Hawaii?

One of the most famous beaches in all of Hawaii is Waikiki Beach.

United States beaches in the Gulf of Mexico

The coast of the Gulf of Mexico offers you the following options in Beaches in the United States:

  • Siesta Key, Florida.
  • Gulfport, Mississippi.
  • Emerald Beach, Florida.
  • Orange Beach, Alabama.
  • Galveston Island in Texas.

Western United States beaches

  • At Push.
  • Galveston.
  • Ruby Beach
  • Zuma Beach.
  • Venice Beach.
  • Cannon Beach.
  • Manzanita Beach.
  • South Padre Island.

Most popular beaches in Florida

  • Lover’s Key.
  • Palm Beach.
  • Siesta Beach.
  • Sanibel Island.
  • Daytona Beach.
  • Cape Canaveral.
  • Fort Lauderdale.
  • Pensacola Beach.
  • Clearwater Beach.
  • Panama City Beach.

These are the 27 best beaches in the United States, enough variety to choose between the traditional, the adventures and the luxurious. Some girls, others spacious, but all beautiful and attractive to visit.

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