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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • The walkway along Wailea Beach offers breathtaking views of the Maui coast. Whether on a quick walk or quiet stroll, the beauty of the area abounds. You might even see whales right offshore!
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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 little cove is a hidden gem. There's a small natural reef about 30-50 yards in, and tons of marine life living on it. This was the best snorkel experience I have had.
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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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  • This black sand beach (produced by volcanic activity on the island) is otherworldly along the beautiful coastline.
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  • Very nice, flat beaches. The beach is very clean - we even saw a beach Zamboni used to groom it each morning. You can enjoy a very nice walk on the beach for miles.
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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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  • Very nice beach, very close to Daytona, yet a little less crowded. There are plenty of activities and dining choices within walking distance.
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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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  • This is a great spot to see lounging seals and pelicans--amidst a very scenic beach line.
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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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  • 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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  • Soft white sand, a gentle breeze, and the Gulf of Mexico. Enough said. There aren’t many shells to step on (thank goodness) which only adds to the allure.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The beach is very wide and clean and the boardwalk is amazing! People of all kinds having fun.
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  • Poipu beach is a good swimming and snorkeling beach. There are rocks forming a cove that protects the beach from the relentless waves of the Pacific.
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  • There is something for everyone here - young, old, single, married and families! The beach is clean and well maintained, allowing for long, relaxing walks.
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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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  • The beach is vibrant, full of life, colorful and has some of the most beautiful, unique views you will ever come across.
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