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China Beach, San Francisco
China Beach, San Francisco
A super little beach hidden under the cliffs of the Seacliff area of San Francisco. The beach's name goes back to the gold rush years when the beach was used as a...
Carpinteria Beach, California
Carpinteria Beach, California
Carpinteria Beach is just 12 miles east of Santa Barbara. The area is named after a native Indian tribe who used to build sea-going canoes in a 'carpentry shop'.The mile wide stretch of sand is well known as a very safe beach...
Andrew Molera State Park, California
Andrew Molera State Park, California
A wild, windswept beach in the heart of fabulously scenic Big Sur country. It's quite a hike from the parking lot to the beach, and be prepared to wade knee deep across the Big Sur river. The combination of pebbly river bed, soft city...
Anahola Beach, Kauai
Anahola Beach, Kauai
To find Anahola beach go north on Hwy 59 from Lihue. Turn right onto Anahola Road a few yards after mile marker 13. The beach park lies about Ĺ mile down the road. Itís said that the swimming on Anahola beach is the safest on...
Panama City Beach, Florida
Panama City Beach, Florida
Panama City Beach boasts of over 27 miles of fine white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. It's a great place to vacation. Just lie on the beach, taking in the rays, and venturing out for the occasional swim. Or try one of...
Kee Beach, Kauai
Kee Beach, Kauai
Kee beach is the last beach accessible by car on the Kuhio Highway, which winds its way west on the North shore of the island. The beach is protected by an offshore coral reef, so there's brilliant snorkeling in the crystal blue...
Makalawena Beach, Hawaii
Makalawena Beach, Hawaii
Drving north from Kailua-Kona along Route 19, make a left onto the unpaved access road to Kekaha Kai State Park (midway between mile markers 88 and 89). Drive for about 10 minutes along the bumpy road, and youíll come to a parking lot...
La Jolla Cove - CA beach
La Jolla Cove - CA beach
Pronounced with a Spanish tongue 'la-hoy-a', La Jolla is just 15 minutes from downtown San Diego. It's a small beach in an densely housed area, so gets very...
Daytona Beach, Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida
If you love hanging in your ride, you'll love Daytona beach. Beach driving has long been a tradition on Daytona beach. In the late 1930s several land-speed attempts were made here. Nowadays, there's still over 15 miles of beach open...
Green Sand Beach, Hawaii
Green Sand Beach, Hawaii
Green Sand Beach is located at South Point, the southernmost tip of the Big Island. Park your car at the end of road (a small branch off South Park Road - see the map). It's a 2 1/2 mile walk to the beach (unless you've got a...
Fort DeSoto Florida
Fort DeSoto Florida
Fort De Soto is an island set in the mouth of Tampa Bay. It's a State Park, and is very popular - there are lots of amenities and activities, such as camping, kayaking, and fishing. To drive there, take Hwy 682 out of St Petersburg...
Caladesi Island FL
Caladesi Island FL
There are no roads to, or on Caladesi, so you'll have to abandon your car to make the trip to this beautiful undeveloped island. Take one of the frequent pedestrian ferries from Honeymoon Island or Clearwater marina which sail to the...
Kailua Beach, Oahu
Kailua Beach, Oahu
A beautiful beach, with gorgeous turquoise seas, and fine white sand.The bay is absolutely brilliant for kite surfing, windsurfing and kayaking. If you haven't tried kite surfing before, sign up for a beginner's course. The...
El Matador, California
El Matador, California
From the small parking lot at the clifftop, a rough track takes you to several steep flights of steps, which lead to the sand. These stairs help to keep the beach from becoming too busy - but on summer weekends, there's still quite a...
Corona Del Mar Beach, California
Corona Del Mar Beach, California
Corona Del Mar State Beach lies just to the south of the better known Newport and Balboa beaches, but has its own distinct character, thanks to the rocky cliffs behind the south side of the beach.There's everything you'd want to...
Caspersen Beach, Florida
Caspersen Beach, Florida
Caspersen Beach is the most natural and undeveloped beach of all Venice's beaches. It's located at the southern end of Harbor drive, about a mile south of Venice fishing pier. The parking's free, and is connected to the beach by a...
Kua Bay, Hawaii
Kua Bay, Hawaii
Kua Bay (alternatively called Manini'owali Beach), the most northern beach in the Kekaha Kai State Park, used to be very difficult to reach, and only a few locals in-the-know would visit. However in 2005, the rough road to Kua Bay was...
Bahia Honda, Florida
Bahia Honda, Florida
A beautiful white sand beach which stretches for over 2 miles. The park facilities include super snorkelling trips to the reef (about 2 miles...
Bowman's Beach, Florida
Bowman's Beach, Florida
Sanibel Island is a beautiful 20 mile long barrier island off Fort Myers. The development of the island has been low-key, unlike some other areas of the gulf coast.Bowman's beach is one of the best beaches on the island. Warm...
Red Sand Beach, Maui
Red Sand Beach, Maui
A trecherous trail on slippery pine needles around one of the headlands of Kaihalulu bay leads to Red Sand Beach. Here an improbable wall of rocks offers some protection for the beach from the ocean. The ocean continually crashes against...
Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur
Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur
About a mile south of the entrance to Pfeiffer Big Sur State park you'll find Sycamore Canyon Road, a narrow single track road which leads down to the beach. The magnificent view hits you as soon as you walk out onto the...
Coral Beach, Isle Of Skye
Coral Beach, Isle Of Skye
A few miles past Dunvegan Castle, a short walk from the road brings you to Coral beach. It's not actually coral that makes up the creamy pink tinged sand, but fragments of red...
Abalone Cove, California
Abalone Cove, California
A short access road off Palos Verdes Drive South - just west of the junction with Narcissa Dr - leads down to the beachside parking lot. By the lot are the useful basic facilities of restrooms and showers. But donít bring your barbecue...
Baldwin Beach, Maui
Baldwin Beach, Maui
Baldwin Beach is a gorgeous white sand beach on Mauiís North shore, a few miles west of Paíia. Itís a short 6 mile drive along the Hana Highway from Kahului airport (traveling eastwards) to reach HA Baldwin State Park (its full name). ...
Ka'anapali Beach, Maui
Ka'anapali Beach, Maui
Kaanapali beach is Mauiís favorite resort beach and fronts lots of hotels including the Sheraton Maui Resort, the Kaanapali Shores, the Westin Maui, the Embassy Vacation Resort Kaanapali Beach, the Kaanapali Beach Resort, and the Hyatt...
Kapalua Bay, Maui
Kapalua Bay, Maui
Kapalua beach is a beautiful curve of sand in horseshoe-shaped Kapula bay, situated on the north-west corner of maui. To find the beach, drive north on Hwy 31 until just past mile mark 30, then make a left onto Office Road. Travel...
Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall
Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall
At the top of the steps leading down to the beach, take a moment to enjoy the wonderful coastline scenery. The steps, steep in places, have now been rebuilt - they used to be a little crumbly and dangerous. At the bottom, wander along...
Cahoon Hollow, Massachusetts
Cahoon Hollow, Massachusetts
A spectacular beach backed by moutainous dunes. On a summer weekend, you've got to arrive very early to find a parking space in the small sandy parking lot.The beach is not a favorite with swimmers, thanks to strong rip...
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Cannon Beach, Oregon
The beautiful, rugged Cannon Beach is over 9 miles long - the hardy can walk the whole distance. The most popular section is around the giant Haystack rock, which towers over the sands with a height of 235ft.Haystack can be...
Crescent Beach, Florida
Crescent Beach, Florida
Situated on the warm Gulf coast of Florida, Siesta Key is a barrier island off Sarasota. The island is over 7 miles long,and the Gulf facing shore forms an almost continuous stretch of fine beaches. Crescent Beach is a beautiful sweep...
Hapuna Beach Hawaii
Hapuna Beach Hawaii
A beautiful Ĺ mile crescent of golden sand between rocky black lava headlands. The northern end of the beach is overlooked by the up-market Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. The buildings slightly dent the pristine beauty of the beach (but...
Hideaways Beach, Kauai
Hideaways Beach, Kauai
Start from the far corner of the Princeville Hotelís public parking area. A 15 minute hike down a steep path and rough steps lined with a rope handrail leads down to the beach.Overcoming the slightly problematic approach is well...
Lumaha'i Beach, Kauai
Lumaha'i Beach, Kauai
If you're a fan of the movie South Pacific, you'll recognise Lumaha'i Beach instantly, for this is the beach where Mitzi Gaynor 'washed that man right out of her hair'. It must have been a very easy decision for the movie...
Laguna Main Beach
Laguna Main Beach
The city of Laguna Beach boasts of over seven miles of wonderfully scenic coastline. Expensive real estate may line the cliff tops, but the best places, the beautiful beaches and coves, are totally free. At just over a mile...
Main Beach, New York
Main Beach, New York
East Hampton is well known as a favorite stomping ground for the rich and famous, and prices for accomodation and parking can be steep, but it's a characterful, charming and scenic place to visit.Main Beach, nearest to the...
Makapu'u Beach, Oahu
Makapu'u Beach, Oahu
The beach sits just ľ mile from Makapu'u Point, Oahuís most easterly tip. Travelling north-east on Highway 72, continue past Hanauma bay, and about 3 miles later the road reaches a crest to reveal the islandís East coast. Itís easy to...
Makena Beach, Maui
Makena Beach, Maui
Two beaches make up Makena State Park, Big Beach and Little Beach. The beaches are separated by a lava headland Ė a short path crosses this, making it fairly easy to walk from one to the other. Immediately behind the beaches lies Pu'u...
Plage de la Gravette, Antibes
Plage de la Gravette, Antibes
A gorgeous town beach, facing south-west, sheltered from the sea waves by a breakwater. It's absolutely wonderful to swim round the enclosed bay - take your goggles, as there's plenty of marine life. Also worth a visit is the hidden...
Point Dume Beach CA
Point Dume Beach CA
For the most part Point Dume State Beach consists of wide and flat expanses of beach, overlooked by expensive properties. Luckily, for the most part, these real-estate eyesores are not visible from the sands. The northern end of the...
Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall
Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall
A beatiful beach of fine sand just a few miles away from Lands End. Steep granite cliffs make an impressive backdrop. Theatre lovers should book themselves into the nearby Greek style open air Minack theatre (remember to bring a...
Refugio Beach, California
Refugio Beach, California
To reach Refugio State Beach, drive about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara on Hwy 101, then make the turn left at Refugio Road (the beach is clearly signed). The beach is a magnificent stretch of fine white sand, that shelves gently into...
Torrey Pines State Beach, California
Torrey Pines State Beach, California
Torrey Pines Beach forms part of the Torrey Pines State reserve which is located between La Jolla and Del Mar. The midlle section of the beach (around Flat Rock) is the most scenic, inaccessible and undeveloped beach in all Southern...
Waimea Bay, Oahu
Waimea Bay, Oahu
Oahuís North Shore is famous amongst surfers the world over - in winter the waves can reach heights of 25 feet or more. When the surf is big enough, and the conditions good enough, Waimea Bay is home to the spectacular ĎEddieí surfing...
Sebastian Inlet, Florida
Sebastian Inlet, Florida
A wild, unspoilt beach over 3 miles long fronting the Atlantic ocean. The beach is split by two jetties, which protect the inlet which connects the ocean to the Indian River lagoon. The jetties are great to stroll along, and even...
South Beach, Miami
South Beach, Miami
South Beach is world famous as a party playground for the rich and famous. South Beach (aka SoBe) is on Miami beach, a barrier island connected to Miami proper by the MacArthur causeway bridge.The busiest part of the beach is...
Po'ipu Beach, Kauai
Po'ipu Beach, Kauai
The north of Kauai may have some of the most spectacular beaches on the island, (see Hideways Beach or...
Venice Beach, California
Venice Beach, California
Venice beach is a 3 mile stretch of beach just outside LA. But many just go to the boardwalk to people-watch, and, oh-boy, they're not disappointed. Take your pick from outrageous hairdos, head-to-foot tattoos, scary-looking body...
Waikiki Beach, Oahu
Waikiki Beach, Oahu
Waikiki Beach must be one of the most famous beaches in the world. When people think of the Hawaiian islands, the first image they bring to mind is Waikiki Beach (who hasnít seen Elvis on the beach in Blue Hawaii?) The...
Waipi'o Beach, Hawaii
Waipi'o Beach, Hawaii
Spectacular Waipi'o Valley is hemmed in by towering mountains, except where the valley meets the ocean. Here you'll find a mile-wide strip of black sand, the dramatic Waipi'o Beach.Unless you've got a robust 4 wheel drive...
Bathtub, Florida
Bathtub,  Florida
A very popular beach, and deservedly so, since a small reef (created not by coral, but by sand-eating worms!) about 100 feet offshore creates a lagoon of shallow warmer water, perfect for swimming. Behind the beach there is a wooden...
Great Bay, Scilly Islands
Great Bay, Scilly Islands
It's about a twenty minute walk by a narrow track from the quayside to Great Bay. Your first view of the beach is breathtaking - a wide double crescent of fine white sand with a definite castaway feel.From the beach, there's a...
Sand Harbor, Nevada
Sand Harbor, Nevada
Mark Twain, on visiting Lake Tahoe, exclaimed 'Every little pebble was distinct, every speckled trout, every hand's-breadth of sand'. The water quality might not be so amazing now (apparently itís deteriorated slightly due to global...
Hanauma Bay HI
Hanauma Bay HI
The characteristic horseshoe shape of Hanauma Bay HI was formed when the sidewall of a volcano cone collapsed, letting the ocean flood in.The bay is absolutely amazing for snorkelling - you can wonder at a huge variety of...
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