Sick of hearing about the same boring beaches people travel to each year? Us too! That’s why we’ve uncovered the top 10 hidden locations in America that promise a new experience for beach lovers. Let’s dive in…(so punny)
1. Wildcat Beach in Point Reyes Station, California
This destination certainly takes a bit of time to find but the five mile hike is worth the effort! Featuring plenty of waterfalls and trails perfect for hiking and mountain biking, the only downfall to this hidden beach of that it is not dog friendly. Sorry Spot! or Fluffy…Fido…(just insert your dogs name here.)
2.Dry Tortugas, Florida
This quaint group of islands in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the Florida Keys best kept secrets. Full of snorkeling, camping destinations and birding, this 68 mile-long National Park of bright blue waters is a vacation you’ll never forget.
3.Kauapea Beach in Kalihiwai, Hawaii
Best known for its seclusion, this secret beach off the north shore of Kauai has beautiful swimming and surfing conditions almost year round and even features a gorgeous waterfall that falls into the Pacific Ocean . Accessibility is difficult and requires some trekking off-road but no secret destination would really be compete without a little effort, would it?
4.Bulls Island in Awendaw, South Carolina
This almost 5,000 acre island protecting the mainland is only accessible by boat and is complete with a “boneyard beach” featuring years of washed up driftwood from dead trees that make this destination appear equally as beautiful as it does eerie.
5.Second Beach in La Push, Washington
If you’re new to hiking and looking for an easy trekking vacation, this scenic beach trail is perfect. It’s flat, short in distance, beautiful and best of all, fairly secluded. This is great destination for someone seeking peace and quiet.
6.Assateague Islands in the Atlantic Ocean near Maryland
You know those corny romance movies where the middle-aged newly weds are riding horses on the beach in linen pants? If you’ve ever wanted to know exactly what they felt like in that moment, you should visit Assateague. If wild horses aren’t really your thing, don’t worry! There is plenty more to do like kayaking, camping and enjoying all the wildlife this island has to offer.
7.South Manitou Island in Leland, Michigan
If you’re a camping lover, this island destination is meant for you! Accessible by ferry, this 3 mile long island is known to be one of the oldest islands in the world-over 500 years old! Not many people know about Manitou Island but the people that do, always come prepared to camp. This island is full of history and knowledge and even offers island tours for curious campers!
8.Cumberland Island in St. Marys, Georgia
Another hidden beach full of history, Cumberland Island is the largest sea-island in Southeastern America. If you love a side of historical knowledge on your beach vacations, this Native-American and Colonial Settlement location has so much to teach you!
Complete with fishing piers and bountiful birdlife, this secret city on the coast of Texas is a charming beach town perfect for your next southern vacation. Also known to be one of the cleanest beaches in Texas, the quaint town of Rockport is full of regular beach activities like swimming, skiing and enjoying fresh seafood.
10.Brandon State Natural Area in Oregon
Another hidden beach with horses, Brandon State Natural Area is a scenic state park in Oregon that is not visited often but always appreciated when it is. With gorgeous views and a side of solitude, this secluded destination is a lovely vacation option for photographers.