NatureUnited States of America
We all know the big names like Myrtle Beach and Cape May, but here are 10 alternative suggestions for a beach break in the USA.
Dry Tortugas, Florida Dry Tortugasis so peaceful that you'll have to pinch yourself to believe that you're still in buzzing Florida. Water sports aficionados will be kept busy by the bounty of snorkeling and diving on offer, whilst history buffs can explore Fort Jefferson, a building steeped in history which once held political prisoners.
Carova Beach, North Carolina
One of North Carolina's hidden gems,
Carova Beachcan only be accessed by boat or a 4x4. Its lack of paved roads cause it to emanate an otherworldly ambiance - just wait until you see the some 11 miles of sprawling coastline, too.
Enderts Beach, California
It never fails to amaze us how so few people are in the know about
Enderts Beach. Nestled away in Redwood National Park, the some 37 miles of coastline are fringed by a sea of imposingly striking evergreen trees. A quirkier alternative to perhaps more postcard-perfect rivals, Enderts Beach is an offbeat choice for nature lovers in particular.
Roque Bluffs, Maine
Rugged scenery and untouched landscapes make
Roque Bluffsone of the most unspoiled beaches in the USA. Between having a dip in Simpson Pondand stumbling across a quaint half-mile pebbled bay, this cove is a glimmering jewel in magnetic Maine's crown.
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia
Crouching in the shadows of big names like Virginia Beach,
Sandbridge Beachoffers sublime sands and hidden coves away from the crowds. Whether you're admiring the caster-sugar dunes or exploring the area's marshes and open waters, Sandbridge Beach is a feast for the eyes.