North America has pretty much everything as far as landscapes go – in fact, it has so many different beautiful places to go that you rarely need to travel outside of the country to get your fix of natural splendour. From the mountains to the valleys, North America is a wonder to explore – but perhaps the gem in its shining crown has to be its plethora of stunning beaches. While beaches might usually be better associated with tropical islands and the Mediterranean, North America is proving to be fierce competition for these more traditional paradise beach destinations. Are you ready for the ultimate North American beach holiday? Read on to see our top 5 beach picks.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
If you are going to travel somewhere this summer, there are worse places you could choose than the glorious Myrtle Beach. This hub of activity along the East coast of the USA is perfect for kicking back and soaking up some of the sunshine that beats down on its golden sand for a blissfully long portion of the year. Here you will find a variety of restaurants, amusement parks and musicians sending their dulcet tunes out into the airwaves.
Located on a tiny little island just off the coast of mainland America, Nantucket is a fairytale destination with several gorgeous beaches to choose from. Each of its beaches caters to a different demographic with families usually choosing to relax on Children’s Beach and young adults heading to the more lively Nobadeer. Alternatively, join the artists at Brant Point and have a go at painting the island’s famous lighthouse.
If you are looking for a party or a taste of the high-life then Miami is the place to go. Known as ‘America’s Riviera’, this section of the country is unlike anywhere else on the continent. Here, you will see glamorous women in designer bikinis and men dressed to nines sipping on expensive cocktails in fancy clubs. But, Miami is more than that; there are also museums, galleries, fusion cuisine restaurants and everything else in between to keep you entertained.
Kauna’oa Bay, Hawaii
It is impossible to think about Hawaii without envisioning its sparkling white powder sand beaches and glistening turquoise water. Kauna’oa Bay is the epitome of Hawaiian beauty, making it fully worth the time it takes to travel to this outstanding specimen of a beach. Whether you want to have a go at some water sports or simply want to lie in the sand and work on your tan, Kauna’oa is the place to be.
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Slightly different in appearance to your average beach because of its red sandy shores, the picturesque beaches on PEI will transport you right back to the time of Anne of Green Gables. If you are on vacation and want to switch off and disconnect for a bit then Prince Edward Island is the ideal destination. Let your worries and cares dissipate as you stroll along the beach, filling your lungs with blissfully fresh air as you go.