From the volcanic black sands of Hawaii to the powder soft beaches of Florida, you're going to add all of these beautiful beaches to your summer bucket list right now.
Just a 30-minute drive south of Portland, the town of Old Orchard Beach is home to seven miles of beach, an old-fashioned beach pier and , the only beachfront amusement park in New England.
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While the Northern California weather is often too chilly for sunbathing, Carmel Beach is one of the most scenic beaches in America to watch the sunset. Dogs are also allowed off-leash here, so feel free to bring your well-trained pup with you too.
The small town of Nags Head in the Outer Banks has 11 miles of beach so there's plenty of opportunities to nab a beachfront rental home for your family's summer vacation.
Lake Michigan is so large you'll forget you're nearly 1,000 miles away from the closest ocean while you enjoy the sandy beaches at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
There are so many beautiful beaches Hawaii, it's nearly impossible to pick just one. But this beach, located off the Hana Highway on Maui's east coast, makes this list for its unique black sand created by nearby volcanoes.
Located on a barrier island seven miles south of downtown Sarasota, this Gulf Coast beach is famous for its powdery white quartz sand that stays cool even on the hottest days of summer.
Unlike the nearby spring break destination of South Padre Island, you can actually enjoy solitude on this 70-mile long barrier island that is home to several different species of . Visit in the summer to watch the baby sea turtles hatch.
One of the country's oldest seaside towns, Cape May is located on the southern tip of the state of New Jersey and is home to one of the largest collections of Victorian homes in the U.S. after San Francisco.
Haystack Rock towers over the beach in this picturesque seaside town 80 miles northwest of Portland that is also known for its art galleries and restaurants.
Just 18 miles outside of Savannah, this barrier island is close enough for an easy day trip but beautiful enough to spend an entire week relaxing on the three-mile-long Atlantic beachfront.
While it's a bit of a walk to this beach nestled into the cliffs on the western point of Martha's Vineyard, the peace and quiet you'll find there is totally worth it.
With calm warm waters and 32 miles of white sand beaches, this Gulf Coast town just an hour south of Mobile is ideal for family vacations.
Just a 15-minute drive from downtown San Diego, this is one of the most iconic beaches in Southern California thanks to the classic Victorian architecture of the that has been drawing people there since it was built in 1888.