Besides mountain, beach is another top destination to adore the nature. As the civilization grows, pristine beaches are getting harder to embrace unless you are one of those big shots who can pay for a private island experience somewhere in Caribbean or Oceania.
But don’t worry as wonderful beaches are still easy to find out there in the country. Here are some of them:
1. Venice Beach
Located in Los Angeles, California, the Venice Beach has blue Pacific Ocean water perfectly kept by the sand. Beach games like volleyball or tossing a Frisbee can be done on the three-mile-long beach. If you want some extreme experience, surfing the 5-to-7-foot waves will be a good option. For another option, go to the Venice Beach Boardwalk where you can enjoy street performers walking on the shattered glass and ask fortune tellers to reveal your future love.
2. Siesta Key
Walking along the 8-mile long Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida, to admire the scenic views has to be included in the list of “Things to do before I die”. Last year, this beach was rated as no.1 beach in America according to Dr. Beach. You will rarely find the beach in an overcrowded situation thanks to the great width of the sand. Up on the land, you can follow the instruction from yoga master in the morning. Meanwhile, caves and coral are waiting to be explored underwater.
3. Hanalei Bay
Hanalei Bay is located on the north shore of Kauai Island, Hawaii. Ever watched the South Pacific? The Hanalei Bay is known as Nurses Beach in the film. Local surfers always flock to the beach every day. However, swimming is prohibited because of the currents and drop-offs. Instead, strolling along the beach and taking some pictures might be a great option.
4. Virgin Islands National Park
Mother Nature has given us lots of thing to enjoy, but we egotistically destroy the gift one by one. Virgin Islands National Park is one of the government’s efforts to preserve the breathtaking nature in the country. You can do many things while in the beach, including camping, kayaking, snorkeling, or simply strolling along the clean sandy beach to discover the beauty of the nature.
5. Cannon Beach
This one of many Oregon’s beaches is a wonderful place to have a date surrounded by quiet yet romantic atmosphere. You don’t want to swim here if you see the sand, but it is perfect for lazy walking in the afternoon. If you have a chance, and know how to do it, fly some kites with your lover in the morning. And don’t forget the scenic view of the ocean from the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse.
6. Ladies Beach
No, it is not a beach where a guy cannot enter to catch some experience. Located in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, the Ladies Beach offers high-end facilities especially for the prosperous people. You can access the beach by ferry from Woods Hole or by air from Hyannis. There are a number of packages designed to meet your demand.
7. Horseshoe Beach
Everyone can come to the Horseshoe Beach in La Jolla, California, to worship the sand and sun. Besides the beach related activities like surfing, swimming, and sun tanning, you can also take a stroll to the shop complex where you can find many great restaurants and shops to buy some souvenirs.