7 Domestic Beach Destinations To Put On Your Radar
These domestic beach destinations along the Atlantic, Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico can be a family favorite. These beaches are easy to reach and cover each pocket of the coastland. Are you ready to map out your next beach trip?
Westerly, Rhode Island
Rhode Island’s Westerly is a picturesque New England destination offering ample beach access. Misquamicut State Beach or Wuskenau Beach (New Town Beach) are the best spots.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island (HHI) in South Carolina is a family-friendly destination with plenty of vacation rentals and quiet gated communities. The waves are calm, and the beachfront is long, offering plenty of space for sunbathing and playing sand games.
HHI also has plenty of golf courses and shops across the island.
Jekyll Island, Georgia
Jekyll Island is a historic beach that was originally a getaway for the nation’s rich and famous. It’s still possible to tour the historic district and view homes from a bygone era.
Today, it’s a state park with plenty of oceanfront hotels and rental homes. There are plenty of outdoor activities such as bike trails, driving tours and a tennis center.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Florida’s St. Petersburg and Clearwater metro areas have pristine beaches on Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. You’re also close to Orlando if you want to visit a theme park.
There are several beach spots in Galveston, Texas, and each has its unique advantages. East Beach is often considered the best location as there are seasonal events and plenty of outdoor activities.
Coronado Beach, California
Coronado Beach is one of San Diego’s best beaches, with over 1.5 miles of sand. This island is also home to the famous Hotel del Coronado and many shops and restaurants.
Rockaway Beach, Oregon
Rockaway Beach in Oregon boasts seven miles of sandy beachfront access and Twin Rocks, two 100-foot sandstone rocks as old as time immemorial. You can also enjoy hiking trails, shops and festivals.
Whether taking a road trip or flying on a plane this summer, these beaches deserve a spot at the top of your travel list. Now it’s time to pack a bag, hit the sand, and don’t forget your swimsuit.
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