Located on the volcanic western Kohala Coast, Hapuna Beach State Park is a breathtaking oasis often described as one of Hawaii’s finest beaches. Offering such sights as migrating whales and white sand beaches, Hapuna Beach State Park has some of the most consistent conditions making it perfect for taking a dip with friends, exploring the sea via snorkelling, soaking up the sun while sunbathing and even going on a bodyboarding adventure.
Right at the most eastern point of the Hamptons, you’ll find Montauk’s Ditch Plains - a favourite spot with surfers that was once a lookout point for the Montaukett Native Americans. Surrounded by moorland and rich greenery, Ditch Plains beach used to be a well-kept secret but is now enjoyed all year round by those looking to brave the long break of waves. Boasting an impressive saltwater fishing record and open to dogs, surfers and sunbathers alike, this elevated hidden gem is the perfect panoramic beach for those who like to keep busy on their beach visit.
In 2018 the village of Montecito suffered mudslides that left much of the Santa Barbara coast devastated. Happily, the community came together and as of June 2019 re-opened many of their coastal jewels including Butterfly Beach. A relaxing quarter-mile-long stretch that’s a favourite with locals, Butterfly Beach is as popular now as it always was with sunbathers, sunkissed surfers and even dog-walkers. Montecito is an intimate place with a relaxed vibe that encourages a charming Californian lifestyle. Spot dolphins and whales across the water and enjoy a stunning sunset from the spacious shores of Butterfly Beach.
South Beach is the most famous stretch of shoreline Florida has to offer. Once the vacation destination of choice for Hollywood starlets and the ultra-wealthy in the 1920s, South Beach still proudly displays remnants of its colourful past with its art deco buildings in candy colours and iconic lifeguard huts. Stretching from South Pointe Pier to 21st street and beyond, South Beach plays host to sleepy areas perfect for couples, lively sections filled with families and surfers alike and a gay beach across from Ocean Drive. Vast and sweeping, this sandy Miami beach is a tourist mecca that you’ll find at its most peaceful before 9am.
Offering eleven miles of beautiful, unspoiled beach, Beachwalker Park is a must-see for anyone visiting South Carolina. Beachwalker Park is aptly named, allowing visitors to take a stroll down the boardwalk and explore a coastline lush with greenery from mighty oaks to fresh pines and vibrant yucca plants. Away from the busier Charleston beaches, you can take a dip in the sea, enjoy a picnic with the family or simply take in the fresh sea air from the comfort of the beach. You may even spot a dolphin or two!
Situated in Eastham Massacchusetts is Coast Guard Beach with its glacial bluffs and picturesque old Coast Guard station. Though the water only reaches 60-70 degrees even in the summer, revellers can take a quick dip or simply take in the white sand coral beach which is truly a sight to behold. Spot dozens of seals playing along the sand bar or spend time beachcombing for shimmering sea glass as a take-home souvenir of your time spent on this Cape Cod treasure.