When planning your next vacation, you don’t have to travel outside the United States to find gorgeous beaches. Below are five of the best beaches in the U.S. that stretch their golden and crystal white sands for miles alongside their seashore.
Honokalani Beach, Maui
Honokalini Beach sits at the Wainapanapa State Park in Maui, Hawaii. The park resides a few miles from the Hana town. Its striking black sand originates from cooled lava that was shattered by the pounding waves. Tropical plants flaked between black lava cliffs offer many photo opportunities. When the sun shines on this jet-black sandy beach, you can see it glitter. Swimming is not allowed, but you can hike through the park, sea caves, and lava tubes.
Coronado Beach, Coronado, San Diego
Coronado Beach is one of San Diego’s most popular beaches during the summer. Its lustrous sands and Mediterranean-like climate invites travelers to Southern California every year. Visitors come to enjoy the surf and stay at the Hotel del Coronado. Visitors can relax at their California Cabanas and Ocean View Towers adjacent to the beach.
Grayton Beach State Park, Florida
Grayton Beach State Park resides in Grayton Beach, between Panama City Beach and Destin, Florida. Sugar-white sand stretch alongside the clear, ever-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. If you love to scuba dive, Grayton’s six underwater museums offer unique underwater photography and exploration. Visitors staying at the WaterColor In & Resort are walking distance to the park’s dunes.
Playa La Chiva, Puerto Rico
The Caribbean Playa La Chiva (Blue Beach) rests in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Enclosed by the National Wildlife Refuge, La Chiva offers visitors snorkeling. You can search for tiny reefs, corals, and fish swimming the clear water. Grass beds and lush green flora decorate the shallow coastline. You can stay at the eco-friendly El Blok hotel defined by its coral-like gray walls.
Venice Beach, California
Venice Beach comprises one-and-a-half-mile of sandy white-sand adjacent to the Venice Beach Boardwalk. This busy California beach is known for its street performers, Vendors, and stores made famous in Hollywood movies. Whether strolling the boulevards or taking a swim, Venice Beach entertains everyone. The Rose Hotel is within walking distance from the beach, restaurants, bars, and entertainment.