As summer graces us with its warmth and serenity, we pull the covers off our barbeques and gear up for another season of baseball. But if you have travel plans in sight, make sure you check out one of the top six beaches in the U.S. during your getaway.
1. Manele Bay, Hawaii (top)
Hulopo’e Beach is situated on the island of Lana’I, and is widely deemed to be one of the most idyllic beaches in the entire world. It’s picturesque setting, long swaths of tempting sand and the convenient location of the Four Seasons Lana’i at Manele Bay make it very desirable. 70-degree water welcomes snorkelers year round, with a marine preserve and frequent dolphin sightings.
2. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach is just a splendid location. Lined with beaches on the shore, and adorned with water parks, cafes, shops, restaurants, a thriving night life and more. Silky, all-white sand and crystal clear waters routinely attract thousands of visitors per year, and are ideal for fishing, snorkeling, bathing, surfing and sailing.
3. Nantucket, Massachusetts
The bedroom community of Nantucket features an oceanic backdrop that’s a sight for sore eyes, indeed. Calm waters, umpteen amounts of sand, and plenty of bayside activities can enable you to toss aside your stresses and just kick back, New England style.
4. Kauna’oa Bay, Hawaii
When most people think of Hawaii, they usually think of the sights and sounds they’d love to be immersed in at Kauna’oa Bay. Located on the Big Island, it’s a postcard’s best dream come true. Calm, welcoming waters and a never-ending amount of white sand will have your work worries gone with the wind.
5. Clearwater Beach, Florida
A top vacation destination in Florida, Clearwater beach is every bit as good as it sounds. Three miles of pristineness welcome you, with white sand and clear waters beckoning all around. A variety of activities are available on the beach, too, from sports to water activities, fishing, museums, aquariums and more.
6. Coronado, California
With about 1.5 miles of perfect beach, Coronado is a top tourist destination. Situated along Ocean Boulevard, you will find surfers, snorkelers, live entertainers, families and plenty of things to see and do while soaking up the sun all day in a way that can only be had in sunny California.