The United States is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of best places to travel in North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. It has variously hidden beauties and not to mention, gorgeous beaches!
It can be hard to find the top beaches of U.SA since there are so many to choose from best places to travel. But we bring to you the top 5 beaches of the U.S.A that you have to visit at least once in your lifetime.
1. Hanauma Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii
“Hana” is the Hawaiian word for “Bay” and “Uma” refers to the curves of the indigenous canoes. For many years Hawaiian Royalty used Hanauma bay for fishing and recreation. Voted as the best beach for beach vacations in 2016, Hanauma Bay is a must do for your Oahu island itinerary. It is one of the premier destinations on Oahu if you want to get acquainted with hundreds of tropical fish and marine life. It offers an overall great experience whether you are a beginner or an avid snorkeler and it’s for people of all ages. Hanauma Bay was declared a protected marine life conservation area and underwater park in 1967. It is closed to the public every Tuesday, on Christmas Day and on New Year’s Day to allow the fish a day of feeding without interruption.
2. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Florida
Siesta Beach is hands down one of the unique beaches of the world. Unlike beaches elsewhere that are made up substantially of pulverized coral, The sand of Siesta Beach is 99% Quartz (Silica Sand). Most of the Quartz sand comes from the Appalachian Mountains. Even on the hottest days, the sand is so reflective that it feels cool underfoot. This makes the beach a significant destination for the holiday throughout the year. Siesta beach is also great for volleyball and has clear warm water. This is the perfect beach for family outings.
3. Kapalua Bay Beach, Maui, Hawaii
Kapalua, another best vacation spots is located on the northwest coast of Maui, Hawaii. With its beautiful sand and protected bay, lined by palm trees and lava rock, Kapalua Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the state. It is minutes away from the historic whaling port of Lahaina. The calm water offers great swimming, and natural tide pools give children the opportunity to see sea creatures up close. It is a perfect beach for swimming and snorkeling in the clear, azure waters that are protected by two headlands formed long ago by lava flows into the sea.
4. Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, North Carolina
This flat beach bordered by natural dunes is breathtakingly gorgeous. The natural dunes combined with the ocean waves, clean water, and seabirds make this a great place for swimming. Ocracoke has a special beach atmosphere. It is known as the ‘pearl’ of Outer Banks. The lifeguard beach is the perfect place to go if you have a car and want to go to the beach as there is sufficient parking space. There are efficient lifeguards on duty and the beach is well equipped with shower rooms. And also, if you have a fascination with seashells, this is the place to go!
5. Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Coast Guard Beach is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore in Eastham, Massachusetts. The beach is one and one-half miles East of Nauset and Doane Roads (on road to a beach from Salt Pond Visitor Center). It is a prime swimming beach during the summer season. From mid-June to Labor Day, the parking area at this location is closed to all but park staff and visitors who are disabled. Access is provided by shuttle bus from the Little Creek parking area (across from the Doane Area). The parking is limited at the beach but there are seasonal restrooms and a wheelchair accessible ramp-way to the beach.