Best Beaches to Visit in America

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When it comes to vacations, beach visits are among the most popular with Americans. There’s just something so soothing about sitting on the beach, feeling the sand between your toes, and listening to the sound of the waves crash. Although beach vacations are extremely popular, not all beaches are created equally. There certainly are some beaches that stand out from the pack and have asserted themselves as premier destinations. So what exactly are these great beaches? Here are the best beaches to visit in America.


Out of all of the popular beaches in the United States, Malibu is probably one of the most famous and well known. The beach attracts all sorts of celebrities, ranging from movie stars to superstar athletes. Malibu has some beautiful sights and weather, making it the perfect place to kick back and relax. In addition, the area is known for its great waves and perfect surfing conditions. As a result, surfers from all over the world come to the area in order to experience these perfect waves. Being in Malibu will have you feeling like an absolute star, which is just one of the many reasons why it is one of the best beaches to visit in America

Fort Lauderdale

Florida has some great beaches, but some of them rise above the competition and are truly amazing places to visit. One of these great Floridian beaches is Fort Lauderdale, an absolutely classic option for a beach vacation. Here you can experience everything that Florida has to offer, the classic Florida palm trees, the beautiful white sandy beaches, and the crisp warm weather. The area has some great restaurants and shops to go along with its great beaches, making Fort Lauderdale one of the best beach spots on the East Coast. Fort Lauderdale houses for sale are some of the most in-demand real estate in the entire state, and it’s mostly because of the area’s great beaches. If you’re looking to visit a great Florida beach, then Fort Lauderdale should be at the top of your list.

Ocean City

When people think of beaches in the United States, they commonly think of Florida beaches in the southeast and the great beaches on the West Coast. However, one of the nation’s most popular beaches is actually Ocean City, Maryland. Ocean City has around ten miles of beach for visitors to enjoy, as well as several miles of boardwalk. Ocean City is also an extremely family-friendly beach, making it the perfect beach to bring the whole family to. If you live in the Northeast and are looking for a great beach getaway, then you can’t go wrong with picking Ocean City.


Hawaii is known for its absolutely gorgeous beaches and perfect weather. One of the state’s most famous beaches in Maui, a beach that draws thousands of visitors every year. Of course, the beautiful sandy beaches are the main attraction for visitors, but that is not the only great quality that Maui has. Maui has some great attractions as well as some breathtaking views. The geography around the beaches is absolutely stunning, and makes relaxing on the beach absolutely blissful. If you want to see some amazing beaches, then visiting Maui would be the perfect place for you.

25 thoughts on “Best Beaches to Visit in America

  1. thewestlainewanderer May 14, 2020 / 1:58 pm

    Cheers for the recommendations! Definitely will visit some of these next time I’m in the states! Greetings from London.

  2. EvBeing May 15, 2020 / 9:48 am

    Interesting to know !Hope to make it to Malibu one day 😀

  3. nortoncharity May 15, 2020 / 10:40 am

    Oh I love going to the beach! I haven’t been to any of these before, but would love to go sometime!

  4. aspoonfulpofvanilla May 17, 2020 / 8:11 am

    Thank you for the recommendations! Hopefully, I will get to visit some of them soon!

  5. Megbeth Travels May 17, 2020 / 9:51 am

    One of my favourite bands is from Fort Lauderdale, so I’d probably go there first and be a bit of a tourist!

  6. thebunniespatch May 17, 2020 / 11:21 am

    My family has been visiting OC,Md since I was kid. Would love to visit the others you mentioned! 🐚

  7. emilyadventuring May 19, 2020 / 9:15 am

    Thanks for these recommendations – they sound great! I’ll be sure to add them to my bucketlist! x

  8. Caskbeerandbreweriesblog May 20, 2020 / 1:52 pm

    These beaches sound gorgeous 😁 I do like the sound the Malibu beach, I wonder if it’s the best one to go to indulge into a Malibu and Coke 😁🍻

    • markstraveljournal May 20, 2020 / 6:21 pm

      Drinking a Malibu in Malibu would be sublime…thanks for the comments

  9. lindapurcell724gmailcom May 22, 2020 / 9:19 am

    Great suggestions. I could add a few more. Wish I felt comfortable enough to get out to them. Might be awhile for me.

    • markstraveljournal May 22, 2020 / 9:35 am

      Yes, there are many more all around the world. That’s another post coming soon. A quiet beach is the best choice right now. Thanks for the comments.

      • lindapurcell724gmailcom May 22, 2020 / 9:38 am

        I live in Atlanta so the closest beaches are pretty far. They are also pretty crowded. The beach is my happy place anywhere in the world. I miss it the most.

  10. Charity May 22, 2020 / 9:41 am

    I’m so ready to go to the beach this summer. We have a Charleston trip planned and I hope we are still able to go!

  11. Sonia Hash May 24, 2020 / 10:08 am

    Great article! I have always wanted to go to Hawaii! I hope I will have the chance to see its wonderful beaches sometimes in the nearest future! Maui is on my list, that’s for sure!

  12. RebeccaReads__ May 30, 2020 / 10:10 am

    I’ve only been to America once, which was when I got married in Las Vegas, obviously no beaches there!

    I’d love to go to Maui beach it sounds beautiful

  13. Diffusing the Tension June 14, 2020 / 12:47 pm

    The only place I’ve been too on this list is Ft Lauderdale but didn’t make it to the beach there. Hawaii is definitely on my must travel to list though.

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