There’s nothing more wonderful than settling in to unwind along the waterfront. A particularly peaceful beach can truly rejuvenate the spirit and refresh the mind, and the United States is home to its fair share of stunning shorelines. When you’re searching for a few hidden gems to explore, delightful beaches throughout America make great options. Here are six of the best hidden gem beaches in the USA!

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We’ve listed just six of America’s most delightful hidden beaches, but we want to hear from you! Have you ever been to any of these exciting locales? Are there any other underrated spots throughout the United States that we should know about? Which beaches do you think are among the best hidden beaches in the United States? Be sure to drop us a line and share your best suggestions in the comment section below!

If you’d like to explore hikes around any of these hidden beaches, you can find some great trails by going to the AllTrails website.

If you’re still in the mood for more U.S.A. adventures, take a look at this video about our National Parks:

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More to Explore

More to love about the U.S.A.

Where can we find other beaches in the United States?

  • The Bandon State Natural Area in Oregon features a spectacular beach with interesting sea stacks and excellent beach-combing opportunities.
  • Kauapea Beach in Kauai, Hawaii, is a very under-the-radar beach, so much so that it’s often called “Secret Beach.”
  • Kiawah Island in South Carolina features 10 miles of pristine coastline for swimming, sunbathing, and more.

 

Read on to learn more about some of the many other wonderful beaches in the United States.

Where can we find the best hotels and resorts in the United States?

  • The Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, features a full-service spa, an upscale restaurant, and a private beach with complimentary butler service.
  • The Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, is set on a pristine stretch of Miami Beach and features beachfront pools, cabanas, dining, and more.
  • The Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, features classic Mediterranean architecture, luxurious suites, bungalows, casitas, and villas.

 

Read on to learn more about some of the many excellent hotels and resorts in the United States.

Where can we find some of the best scenic drives in the United States?

  • Route 66, also known as “The Mother Road,” is truly scenic along its 2,400 miles crossing eight states.
  • The Great River Road National Scenic Byway follows the course of the Mississippi River for 3,000 miles from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • The Park Loop Road is a 27-mile scenic drive around the east side of Mount Desert Island in Maine's Acadia National Park.

 

Read on to learn more about some of the many other wonderful scenic drives in the United States.