By: Kristen Marrs
America has some gorgeous beach atmospheres that bring tourists and travel enthusiasts alike. We’re sharing our favorites! America the beautiful. There is an abundance of amazing nature to check out when you’re feeling the bite of wanderlust. If you’re feeling the need to find somewhere beautiful to relax this summer, consider some of these, the most prismatic, unique beaches in the country.
If you’re wondering where Moonstone Beach got it’s name, all you have to do is put your feet in the...sand? Here, you won’t find powder fine sandy coastline, but you will find smooth, shiny as glass, pebble beaches. The surfing is pretty decent here, or kick back and watch for whales and elephant seals for fun.
Wai'anapanapa State Park
Located on the island of Maui, the beach at Wai'anapanapa State Park has some spectacular black volcanic sand. Craggy, natural volcanic rock formations, lush green foliage, and wild, cerulean water makes this one of our favorite beaches in the United States. Don’t miss the fresh water caves and lava tubes for a one of a kind adventure!
Not all beaches are about swimsuits and flip-flops. Rialto Beach in Oregon has some of the most off-the-wall, quirky nature for enthusiasts to explore. You’ll find tons of driftwood and “sea- stacks”, as well as bald eagles and stars. In fact, Olympic National Park is one of the best places to stargaze on the west coast!
Siesta Key, Florida
Read any “Top Beaches” List on the internet, and chances are you’ll find Siesta Beach on there. Voted “best sand” by a number of organizations including Trip Advisor, Siesta Beach is quiet, family friendly, and full of sea turtles. From May 1 - October 31, Loggerhead Turtles often leave behind eggs to hatch, and you can take a break from the warm, clear water and soft sand to watch them journey to the sea!
Jekyll Island, Georgia
There’s a reason that Driftwood beach is among one of the most photographed in the country. Nicknamed “The Boneyard”, this beach on Jekyll Island has some centuries old trees preserved on its shore. And for Pop Culture fans, you might even recognize it from a show called “The Walking Dead” who recently filmed parts of an episode there.
Have you been to any of these beaches this summer? Take a picture of you wearing your buddha pants and share them with us!