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Top 25 Beaches — United States

Yeah, we wish we were there, too. White sands, rugged coastlines, the works—these are the beaches that travelers dream of all year long.
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  • There is a small set of rocks that provided some of the best snorkeling we saw on the island! The water was crystal clear and the brightly colored tropical fish plentiful.
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  • Absolutely beautiful beach with silky quartz sand! Great beach for people watching, sunsets, breakfast/morning walk on beach and finding sand dollars.
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  • There was amazing snorkeling area, a small beach shielded from the waves for the little ones, and surfing all within a short distance of each other.
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  • Beautiful beach and a great place to look for moonstones and jade. When the tide goes out you can explore the tidepools ... magical!
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  • Kailua offers plenty of everything: sand, wide open space, fewer crowds, and a good park to go with it. This beach is awesome, coming from a guy who grew up on an island.
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  • I can understand why they did filming from 'The Walking Dead' here. The oak trees are enormous. A must-see sight that is great for photographers.
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  • This beach has the quintessential Pacific Northwest look. Smooth pebble beach, cool evergreen smelling air, waves on the ocean, and sea stacks out in the ocean.
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  • This beach is breathtaking and vast - both long and deep! Haystack Rock at low tide is incredible with all the tide pools and sea creatures. Make sure to bring a sweater, it can be cold and windy!
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  • This is a great spot to see lounging seals and pelicans--amidst a very scenic beach line.
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  • Surfers, kite surfing and turtles - what more can you ask for! We sat and watched the surfers and the turtles bob their heads.
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  • Glorious white sands, clear warm water, wonderful views, ease of parking. Great fun, miles and miles of beach.
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  • The soft sands are gorgeous and a beach walk is always good for my soul. Beautiful nature trail loop with informative placards and a nice playground, too, make this a wonderful park.
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  • Beach is well maintained, easy to get to, plenty of room, relaxing and fun - what's not to like. Oh and it is free - no beach fees or beach tags. 
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  • Gorgeous powder white sand along the coastal waters. Long driving available for vehicles. Park right on the beach near your favorite spot.
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  • Miles of white sand and gorgeous views! The ends are bordered by military property, and it is awesome to see the Navy Seals training and doing drills.
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  • Beautiful miles of sandy beach. Great for long walks on the beach. Nice walkways with bathrooms, showers, changing areas and decks to gather on.
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  • This beach is so gorgeous and accessible to everyone. There’s easy parking and a wonderful path to walk on along the beach with showers to clean off. You can hang out on the soft sand, go for a walk, snorkel, swim or paddle board in the clear, calm waters. It’s truly paradise!
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  • Spotless, peaceful, relaxing! Aqua waves, gentle breezes. What more can I say. No annoying seashells to hurt your feet.
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  • Wide open spaces and panoramic views of incredible sunsets make this the perfect place to come and relax. Maybe see some dolphins too!
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  • The surf was great and loved the fact that you could drive on the beach. We enjoyed a campfire one evening and played some guitar under the full moon.
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  • Nice vacation spot with many options as far as places to stay, eat and have fun. Calm water and of course the powder like sand and emerald waters.
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  • A great walking beach with white quartz sand, clear calm water, and seashells by the truckload. The most perfect place to watch the sun set over the ocean.
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  • This beach is impeccably clean, and has a smooth, sandy floor. At low tide the beach is probably the widest beach ever. At high tide you can walk out hundreds of feet and still be only waist high.
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  • The sugar fine white sand is a trademark of this fabulous beach. Perfect for a day in the sun. You might even spot a dolphin or two playing on the horizon.
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  • A gorgeous beach and fun vibe. If you want to have fun and meet a ton of people from all over the world, then this is your beach.
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