There’s no denying that America is home to some of the best beaches in the world. We have the best of both worlds. From the forest and mountainous oceans on the West Coast and the tropical oasis on the east coast. Regardless of what type of beach experience you’re hoping to find, there are a few that are truly unlike any other. And the ones that we consider to be amongst the best in the country. Take a look and see our pick for the Top U.S. beaches and tell us if you agree.

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is one of California’s most famous and beloved beaches! There’s so much to do here that you just won’t want to leave. Ranging from the stunning ocean views to the fun boardwalk. There’s even a full amusement park on the boardwalk that offers several games & rides right on a mile-long stretch of the shoreline. 


Nantucket is located right off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and is a tiny little island that is a well-known summer destination. Famous for its stunning beaches, many people flock to Nantucket each summer not only for the beaches but for the charming little Town of Nantucket. Here you will find several unique restaurants, high-end boutiques, museums, churches and so much more. 


Beach in Coronado, California

The classic Coronado is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Located off the coast of San Diego, California, Coronado Island can be easily accessed by car or water taxi. Enjoy a day or weekend in Coronado whether you want to spend the day at the beach, indulge is the history of the island, or walk around the quaint shops while gazing at the beautiful San Diego skyline. 

Sanibel & Captiva

Sanibel & Captiva, Florida

Florida beaches are just beautiful altogether – one is more beautiful than the next! However, when it’s time to narrow down the options for which is the best Florida beach in America, there’s no doubt that Sanibel & Captiva Island take the cake. Situated on the Gulf side of Florida right off the coast of Fort Myers are Sanibel & Captiva. If you want to travel with your family or just a romantic getaway for you and your significant other, this is a perfect destination to visit. 

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach

Last, but certainly not least, is a quaint beach on the east coast located in South Carolina. None other than Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach is a popular summer beach destination and is a perfect place for families to rent a house overlooking the ocean. 

Do you think these are the best U.S. beaches? We’d love to hear from you – tell us your thoughts in the comments!

Top US Beaches