It is difficult to draw up a complete list of American beaches because there are so many places to visit in the USA. In this article, we will simply try to give you an overview of the most famous beaches in the hope that it will save you a tedious search time.
There is no shortage of “beautiful” beaches in the United States. No less than 19,000 km of coastline with beaches that are suitable for swimming, and others that are not. We could even compile a top 10 list of the best beaches in every state in the U.S. (the ones that aren’t on the coastline, of course).
The Americans have an expert by the name of Stephen P. Leatherman, known as Dr. Beach, who evaluates the most beautiful beaches in the country based on various criteria such as the beauty of the beach itself, the sand, the temperature, the quality of the infrastructure, etc. Yes, in their house, it’s no joke!
The most famous beaches of the USA
Among the 50 states of the United States, Hawaii holds the first place for gathering the most beautiful beaches in the country. Hanauma Bay Beach Park, located on the island of Oahu, was even voted “Best Beach” in the United States for 2016.
It has everything to please: blue sky, white sand, coconut trees and calm sea; all in a natural and green setting. Diving and snorkeling are very popular here because of the quality and clarity of the sea and the existence of a coral reef populated with multicolored fish. In Hawaii, again, we have some honorable mentions such as Kapalua Bay and North Shore Oahu that are worth a visit.
Florida has three interesting beaches, including Caladesi Island State Park, Siesta Beach, Langdon Beach. There, the beaches are characterized by a crystal clear sea and soft white sand. They are ideal for swimming.
California is also full of famous beaches such as the famous Malibu Beach, Venice Beach, Laguna Beach, etc.
When should I go?
The best time to go is from July to September. The beaches are much more frequented, however, because of the good weather. In the United States, this period corresponds to the high tourist season and it will be necessary to plan a minimum budget because of the rise in prices.