Being hugged by the ocean on three sides, it’s natural that America would have some of the most breathtaking seaside destinations on Earth. National Geographic has just published a round-up of the best beaches in the world, and six of those coastal gems are right here in the U.S.
These beaches offer everything from pearly sands and tropical flora to dramatic cliffs and jade-green waves. Check out the most spectacular beaches in the country, and start planning your next seaside escape.
Learn more about these iconic beaches when you watch the video below:
Planning an international beach day? Here are the other 15 beaches that National Geographic calls the best of the best. They probably don’t work if you’re looking for the “closest beach near me,” but they do deserve a spot on your travel bucket list nonetheless!
Playa del Amor, Marietas Islands, Mexico
Cathedrals Beach, Ribadeo, Spain
Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles
One Foot Island, Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Lazy Beach, Koh Rong Island, Cambodia
Shell Beach, Shark Bay, Western Australia
Lyme Regis, England
Noordwijk Beach, The Netherlands
Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
Pink Beach, Great Santa Cruz Island, Zamboanga, The Philippines
Pelican Beach, South Water Caye, Belize
Blue Bay, Mauritius
Cas Abao Beach, Curaçao
Piscinas Beach, Arbus, Sardinia
Corniche Beach, La Teste-De-Buch, France
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Beth C. |June 11, 2023
What are the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast?
The East Coast of the U.S. is home to some truly staggering beaches. The following is a list of the most beautiful beaches in the Eastern U.S.:
Bethany Beach, Delaware
Canaveral National Seashore, Florida
Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape May, New Jersey
Delray Beach, Florida
Folly Beach, South Carolina
Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
Block Island, Rhode Island
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Ocean City, Maryland
How many of the best beaches on the East Coast have you visited?
What are the best West Coast beaches?
The best beaches you can find on the West Coast include: