Summer is almost here, and America wants nothing more than to head to the beach, soak up the sun, and put 2020 in the rearview mirror.
Top 10 Beaches In America For 2021
#10 Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina
The sound of ocean waves, the starry night sky, or the calm of the salt marshes, you can experience it all.
Shaped by the forces of water, wind, and storms these islands are ever-changing.
The plants, wildlife, and people who live here adapt continually.
Whether you are enjoying the beach, kayaking the sound, or climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse there is something for everyone to explore!
#9 Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Located on the west end of Kiawah Island, Kiawah Beachwalker Park offers ocean frontage and a river view, along with the only public beach access on beautiful Kiawah Island.
With pristine waters and miles of sandy shore, Beachwalker Park is one of the most beautiful beaches on the South Carolina coast.
Compared to other Charleston beaches,Kiawah Beachwalk Park has fewer crowds but with all the conveniences you’re looking for, including picnic areas, parking, and shower facilities.
#8 Coronado Beach, San Diego, California
Coronado Beach in San Diego is a 1.5 mile long, wide sandy beach set against the backdrop of the iconic Hotel del Coronado.
Popular for swimmers, surfers, sunbathers, and beachcombers. The beach is very flat, making it great for skimboarding and walking.
Families arrive in the morning, toting umbrellas, beach towels, and picnic coolers for an all-day stay.
#7 Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin, Florida
One of the few untouched islands along the Gulf Coast, Caladesi Island State Park is accessible only by boat but is worth the extra effort.
Whether it is a stroll along the island’s pristine beaches or a kayak trip through the bayside mangrove forest, a trip to Caladesi Island is an unforgettable experience.
#6 Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Duke Kahanamoku Beach forms part of the famous Waikiki Beach. It is located at the front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon.
Named after Hawaii’s legendary Ambassador of Aloha – surfer and Olympic swimming champion, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku – our sparkling lagoon is the perfect place to lounge on a beach chair, take a tranquil swim, ride an aqua-cycle, try stand-up paddle yoga, or experience swimming as a Mermaid.
#5 Lighthouse Beach, Buxton, Outer Banks of North Carolina
Buxton, and the outskirts of Buxton along NC Highway 12, has more than its fair share of remarkable beaches, including Cape Point, Canadian Hole, Old Road, and Kite Point.
Each region seems to be designed with a particular and popular Hatteras Island beach activity in mind.
While Canadian Hole and Kite Point serve as sister settings for the area’s two biggest soundside watersports, windsurfing, and kiteboarding, Cape Point is a world-famous surf fishing locale, and Old Road is a retreat for beachgoers who love a little privacy.
#4 St. George Island State Park, Florida Panhandle
St. George Island Florida is a beautiful 22-mile barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico.
Home to the most unspoiled, serene beaches in the Sunshine State, St. George Island offers plenty of things to do for every visitor.
No high rises anywhere on this untouched island. Just a laid-back attitude, breathtaking beaches and unspoiled nature.
The uncrowded beaches are perfect for family-friendly activities—from swimming, fishing, and paddling in the clear gulf waters to shelling, castle-building, and relaxing on the sugar-white sand.
#3 Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks of North Carolina
When it comes to gorgeous beaches and laid-back charm, Ocracoke Island is often considered the gem of the Outer Banks.
Accessible only by boat, this small island has been separated from the rest of the world for centuries, and as a result, has one of the most unique beach atmospheres found anywhere along the coastline.
Fishing, shelling, and surfing are all exceptional here, and the town itself is a remarkable mixture of a touristy-beach town, a historic local community, and a laid-back coastal fishing village.
#2 Cooper’s Beach, Southampton, New York
Cooper’s Beach is a glistening beach that stretches along the southern shore of Long Island, beside the historic upmarket town of Southampton.
With its wide sandy beach backed by mansion-studded sandy dunes and attractive views of the Atlantic Ocean, Cooper’s Beach is very popular with city dwellers from New York.
Head to the concession stand on arrival and rent a beach umbrella and chairs to make yourself comfortable on the wide stretch of white sand.
#1 Hapuna Beach, Hawaii Island, Hawaii
Hāpuna beach is one of the best family beaches on the Big Island.
The white-sand beach is half a mile long, almost always sunny, and has a continuous shore break that is GREAT fun to play in for all ages.
The lack of rain (only 10 inches of rain annually), availability of shade (the beach is lined by trees and has a shaded picnic pavilion), and professional lifeguard on duty year-round further cement our love for this beach.