1. Maui, Hawaii
Kaanapali Beach. Travelers flock to Maui for its bounty of beautiful island beaches. The expansive shores of Wailea Beach and Kaanapali Beach are classics that shouldn’t be missed, while smaller Napili Beach and Hookipa Beach Park are better for those seeking a more low-key experience. Whether your beach style is big or small, you cannot leave this Hawaiian island without visiting Waianapanapa State Park, a protected area that boasts striking black sands and lush tropical foliage throughout.
2. Kauai, Hawaii
#2 in Best Beaches in the U.S. Kauai’s many wild, untouched landscapes mean visitors can expect to enjoy unique beach experiences while on this Hawaiian island. For unforgettable views of the famous Napali coastline, hit up Polihale State Park, Tunnels Beach, Ke’e Beach and Hanalei Bay,
3. Destin, FL- #3 in ‘best beaches’ in the United States. Situated on the Florida Panhandle. Situated on the Florida Panhandle, Destin boasts miles of picturesque white sand beaches. The shores at Crystal Beach Park are a pristine spot for swimming and lounging, while Henderson Beach State Park and Grayton Beach State park offer nature trails on top of beautiful white sandy shores. And thanks to a thriving underwater population. Destin is often called the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”
4. Outer Banks, N.C.
#4 in Best Beaches in the U.S.
Beaches in North Carolina span 100-plus miles, meaning there is plenty of room for you and your family to spread out. The shores at Hatteras Island are ideal for fishing and boating. Meanwhile, the beaches offer optimal conditions for surfing skimboarding, as they see more waves than the beaches further south. See all the Outer Banks light houses (my photos) HERE!
5. Laguna Beach, CA
Best Beaches in the U.S.
Located about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, Laguna Beach offers miles of unique beach terrain, ranging from caves to tidepools to seaside bluffs. Popular shorelines for swimming include Main Beach and Crescent Bay Beach.
6. Sanibel Island
Best Beaches in the U.S. 2021
This secluded Fort Myers is considered even more low-key, quiet and quaint than its Gulf Coast neighbor, and that’s saying a lot. Casual is the order of the day on Sanibel Island; a shabby chic vibe permeates the Periwinkle Way galleries, restaurants and shops; seashells cover every sandy and linoleum surface. In fact, abundant seashells have become this island’s (and its smaller sister Captiva’s) claim to fame!