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50 Best beaches in the USA

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USA, Florida, Key Biscayne island, Crandon Park beach
Key Biscayne is an island in the south of Miami. Crandon Park in the north has perfect tropical beach with palms and white sand. In the southern end of the island there is also another park (Bill Baggs Cape) with a beautiful lighthouse built in 1825. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (176 votes)

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USA, Florida Keys, Key West, Smathers beach, volleyball
Smathers beach - the best beach in Florida Keys islands. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (568 votes)
USA, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, Fort Jefferson, aerial view
Dry Tortugas - Fort Jefferson - beach in the National park in Florida Keys islands. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (278 votes)
USA, Florida Keys, Bahia Honda Key beach, view from old bridge
Bahia Honda Key - beach in Florida Keys islands. There is a good view of the old bridge from the northern beach. South beach is more extended with large sandbanks. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (29 votes)
USA, Florida Keys, Marathon, Sombrero beach, aerial view
Sombrero beach (Marathon) - good beach on the Marathon island located in the Florida Keys. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (163 votes)
USA, Florida, Hollywood beach
Hollywood is an excellent beach on the south-east of Florida in the United States. Unlike the iconic Californian discrict it's not just a homeplace of celebriites, but this is also the real Caribbean beach. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (66 votes)
USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale beach
Fort Lauderdale is a center of tourism in southern Florida. The beach here is much better than in Miami. Same time Fort Lauderdale is a major port for yachts and boats. There are lots of canals and marinas, so the city is often compared to the Italian Venice. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (171 votes)
USA, California, Hotel del Coronado, beach
Coronado - is a beach with iconic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. The beach itself is very good - with sand dunes and calm water. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (94 votes)
USA, Florida, Miami Beach
Miami Beach is the most popular beach in Florida, as well as in all of the USA. South Beach (SoBe) is the most luxury. Though the beach is good, don't expect too much. After all, this is a usual city beach, but with good clubs. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (197 votes)
USA, Florida, Clearwater beach
Clearwater is the most popular beach near the city of Tampa in Florida. In general, this is a typical urban beach comparable to Miami. You can rent a sunbed and parasol, or just stay in the shade of palm tree. Pier 60 is a popular spot for walking and for sunset. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (84 votes)
USA, California, Los Angeles, Venice beach, canals
Venice - is the best beach in Los Angeles. It has white sand, palm trees and a great promenade. However, the main attraction is a residential area with canals looking a little like original Venice. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (147 votes)
USA, California, Laguna beach, Main beach
Laguna - is a popular beach town located to the south of Los Angeles. There is a great Main beach, as well as few secluded coves. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (311 votes)
USA, Florida, Deerfield Beach
Deerfield Beach is a beach to the north of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. In general, it is a typical beach of Big Miami, - very good, but relatively quiet. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (42 votes)
USA, Florida, Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach is the famous beach of North Florida. It's not the most beautiful in the US, but the most funny. Due to the dense sand, car parking is allowed in some areas of the beach. It also attracts many bikers, creating a unique atmosphere of the real America. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (321 votes)
USA, Florida, Santa Rosa, Navarre Beach Park, clear water
Navarre Beach Park - the best beach in Santa Rosa island in Florida. The beach is centered located and not overcrowded. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (79 votes)
USA, Florida, Miami, Bal Harbour beach
Bal Harbour is a beach in the North Miami. It's remarkable for a pleasant walking zone among lush tropical vegetation. Not far from the beach there is a popular shopping area. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (59 votes)
USA, Florida, Fort Myers Beach
Fort Myers Beach is a resort town on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. The beach itself is very good, but sea water is muddy, - like most of the Gulf of Mexico. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (97 votes)
USA, Florida, Captiva island, north beach
Captiva are the islands in the west of Florida, mainly known as one of the best place in the US for the "second home". There are also many pretty secluded beaches. The islands were badly damaged by the hurricane in 2004, but everyting has been repaired many years ago. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (52 votes)
USA, Florida, Emerald Coast, Miramar Beach
Miramar Beach is a town in Florida. There's no active development - unlike most other resorts in the Gulf of Mexico. Of course, there are some high-rise condominiums, but there are also a lot of old fashioned three-story houses. In addition, Miramar Beach is not overcrowded with tourists, - especially in compasison with the neighboring Destin. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (4 votes)
USA, Florida, Santa Rosa, Pensacola beach, wet sand
Pensacola - is a beach in the island of Santa Rosa in Florida. The place is quite good, but there are always a lot of people. Also high-rise buildings spoil the landscape a bit. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (83 votes)
USA, Florida, St. Pete Beach
St. Pete Beach is located in the south of St. Petersburg in Florida. It's not the best beach in the Tampa country, but anyway it's pretty good. While the northern coast is packed with high-rise buildings, in the south you can find many places unspoilt by the city. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (29 votes)
USA, Florida, Miami, Virginia Key beach
Virginia Key is an island with wild beaches in the heart of Miami. Most of the beaches are not very good, but there are also cozy areas with palm trees. Many bike trails were opened in 2011. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (111 votes)
USA, Florida, Tampa, Caladesi island, beach
Caladesi is an island in Florida on the Gulf Coast. It is a national park with a beach and interesting walking trail. Despite some awards the beach is not so beautiful as popular beaches of Tampa. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (58 votes)
USA, Florida, Delnor-Wiggins beach
Delnor-Wiggins is a beach in the north of Naples in Florida. There are no palm trees, but anyway it's a great place to relax, which is often nominated as the best National Park for a beach holiday. Entrance fee is $2 per person. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (17 votes)
USA, Florida, Sarasota, Siesta Key island, beach
Siesta Key is an island in the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. The beach was nominated many times as "The best beach in the USA". The real advantages are only fine white sand and huge free parking. As for the disadvantages, it's usually a lot of people, landscapes are mediocre and water often has an unpleasant smell. We recommend to check the quality of sea water before coming here. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (161 votes)
USA, Florida, Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach is a beach in the northwest of Florida. White sand and Spring Break parties are the main features of this place. Unfortunately, construction boom has greatly spoiled the landscape. Shell Island located just to the east is a much more secluded spot. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (141 votes)
USA, Florida, Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach is a beach in the northern suburbs of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The city beach itself is beautiful with palm trees and white sand. However, ugly high-rise buildings along the coast spoils the landscape. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (55 votes)
USA, Florida, Fort De Soto Park beach
Fort De Soto Park is a conservation area in the west of Florida in the United States. The beaches here are pretty good, though it's not like the real tropical paradise. The main attractions are a bird watching, the Dog beach and picnic areas. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (74 votes)
USA, California, Santa Barbara, East Beach, palms
East Beach - is the most popular beach in Santa Barbara, California. The beach is nice, but it's remarkable only for the volleyball playgrounds. Moreover there are even some major volleyball competitions in summer. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (80 votes)
USA, Florida, Sanibel island, beach, lighthouse
Sanibel is an island in the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. It's a popular tourist destination due to good beaches, wildlife sanctuaries and lots of rare shells. The old lighthouse in the south-east of the island is the main local attraction. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (32 votes)
USA, Alabama, Fort Morgan beach
Fort Morgan is one of the best beaches of Alabama. It has nice white sand, clear water, and it's still free from the mass development. There are also notable attractions, - historic Fort Morgan and the mysterious ship wreck. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (38 votes)
USA, Florida, Bonita Springs beach
Bonita Springs is a recreation area on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. The two main beaches (Bonita Beach and Barefoot Beach) are not spoiled by mass devepolepemt. Sadly, but these are not very beautiful, even in comparison with the neighboring Fort Myers beach. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (21 votes)
USA, San Francisco, Aquatic Park beach
Aquatic Park is a city beach in the heart of San Francisco. Perhaps, the water is not the clearest, but unlike the west coast there are no waves al all. And after that, views of the bay and city are very pleasant, and there are a lot of interesting attractions nearby. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (8 votes)
USA, California, Stinson beach
Stinson is a long beach to the north of San Francisco. Due to the good location in Bolinas Bay, there are usually no strong waves. However, this is the open ocean, so swimming is dangerous anyway. Around the beach there are mountains with spectacular hiking trails. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (19 votes)
USA, Florida, Emerald Coast, Destin beach
Destin is a beach in Florida remarkable only due its central location in the Emerald Coast. However, this is a popular destination, which gets 5 million visitors per year. Legend says that Destin has the whitest sand in the World. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (62 votes)
USA, Florida, Sarasota, Longboat Key beach
Longboat Key is an island to the north-west of the Sarasota city in Florida. Miles-long beach is one of the longest in the United States. The northern part of the island is relatively wild and secluded, while the southern end is built up by high-rise hotels with a variety of entertainment. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (9 votes)
USA, Alabama, Gulf Shores beach
Gulf Shores is a nice beach on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. There are a lot of high rise buildings with crowds of people. However, if you walk a bit to left or right, you can always find a relatively quiet place. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (50 votes)
USA, Florida, Palm Beach Shores
West Palm Beach is a town in Florida in the Palm Beach district. Most of the beaches here are rather mediocre, including the nearby areas from Juno beach in the north and down to Delray beach in the south. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (208 votes)
USA, California, El Matador beach, east
El Matador - is a wild beach in the rocks of West Malibu. This place is more suitable for spectacular photo sessions, than for swimming. It's usually a lot of people in summer. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (108 votes)
USA, Florida, Naples, Vanderbilt beach
Vanderbilt is a beach of the North Naples in Florida. This is a typical city beach with white sand, grass and high-rise buildings near the coast. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (43 votes)
USA, California, Channel Islands, Santa Cruz island, Potato Harbor
Santa Cruz - is the largest of Channel Islands National Park. It is an ideal eco destination. There are beautiful mountains, beaches and lots of animals. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (54 votes)
USA, California, Malibu, Zuma beach
Zuma - is the most popular beach in Malibu. You can swim comfortably here in summer, and surf in winter. There are strong currents in some parts of the beach, so pay attention to the signs. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (60 votes)
USA, California, Channel Islands, San Miguel island, sea lions
San Miguel - is one of the small of Channel Islands National Park. The most interesting here is a huge colony of sea lions. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (39 votes)
USA, Louisiana, Grand Isle beach, grass
Grand Isle is a popular island in Louisiana. Long coastline includes wild areas, as well as developed beach. This place is good both for various water activities and for bird watching. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (12 votes)
USA, Florida, Gasparilla, Boca Grande beach
Boca Grande is a town on Gasparilla Island in Florida. The beaches are rather mediocre by the standards of Florida, but ocean fishing is of a world class. The island is also known for its rich historical background. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (66 votes)
USA, California, Santa Monica beach, view to west
Santa Monica - is a beach in the north of Los Angeles. In general, it's a usual city beach, but quite pleasant and well developed. There is an amusement park ( Pacific Park ) on the beach. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (493 votes)
USA, Mississippi, Ship Island, beach
Ship Island is a barrier island in Mississippi, USA. Southern beach faces the open ocean, so the water is clear and even slightly blue. There are no trees on the island, so it is better to rent a parasol ($15) and chair ($5). Near the main pier there is also Fort Massachusetts of 19th century. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (9 votes)
USA, Alabama, Dauphin island, beach
Dauphin island is a barrier island in southern Alabama. The east end has a lot of trees, while the west end is just a long sandspit. Almost all interesting beaches take admission fee, though these are quite mediocre. The island has also Fort Gaines of the Civil War period. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (11 votes)
USA, Alabama, Orange Beach, wet sand
Orange Beach is the easternmost beach of Alabama. The sand is white, but that's the only good thing about this place. The beach strip is very wide and has no trees, sea water is not clear, and besides there are ugly skyscrapers located along the entire coast. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (27 votes)
USA, Louisiana, Holly beach, water edge
Holly is a beach on the west coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing special, but if you don't want to travel very far, it's quite Ok. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (41 votes)
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[2017-07-25] Anastacia

George! Maybe Walmart parking? These will propably have free space...

Read official web-site for the Eclipse:

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[2017-07-25] George

Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. Where to spend a night? The problem is that all hotels and campsites are booked :(


[2015-03-27] neil

You may take a free ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island. It will pass not far from the Liberty Island.


[2015-03-27] Denzel

Is it possible to visit Statue of Liberty in New York without a tour?


[2015-03-06] Joshua

Monument Valley. It's not too far from Las Vegas


[2015-03-06] Sevara

Las Vegas and Grand Canyon nearby. What else to see there?

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