Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Best Beaches for this Year's Summer Vacation

Summer is coming and it is getting time to head to the beach! Before you go it can be good to do a little research and check out a few beaches and all they have to offer so you can find one that will be best for you and your family or friends!
Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina is a lesser known beach but according to Forbes it rates as one of America’s best beaches. The reviews boast clean water and a place where you can find fantastic seafood. There is PGA golf courses nearby, and the beach itself is great for kayaking, bird-watching, interpretive tours, and cycling.
A New England favorite is Cape Cod in Massachusetts, which is noted for being the summer retreat for New Englanders everywhere. It has a charming small town atmosphere with that quintessential New England feel, but it is cheaper than Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. The Cape has 115 beaches, and a 40 mile stretch of unspoiled sandy beach in the Outer Cape Cod. They also take safety seriously as they test their waters regularly to keep guests healthy.
The Outer Banks in North Carolina is a popular destination for people of all ages. It is historically significant for being the place where the Wright brothers took their first flight, Blackbeard fought his last battle, and the Lost Colony was lost. But today it is enjoyed for its barrier islands where people windsurf, fish, ride ATVs, enjoy the warm waters and local nature. There are also some secluded beaches and wonderful lighthouses for a romantic getaway.
Laguna Beach in California is a beautiful place to visit and enjoy. They are said to have some of the most beautiful beaches in California and they have seven miles of “picturesque Pacific coastline.” They have impressive tide pools where you can get a close up look at marine life while still on dry land. Their diving is exceptional and you will see an array of sea life including fish, anemones, and even octopus. There are great places to eat along the way and plenty of luxurious and affordable Laguna Beach Hotels if you want to stay for a while.
The mainland isn’t the only place in the states with fabulous beaches. Hamoa Beach in Maui, Hawaii is a great escape too. It can be a bit of a trek to get there but once you are there you can experience a place “rimmed by cliffs, covered by coconut palm trees and beautiful flowering vegetation”. One of the unique things about this beach is that when you are in it you are actually inside a breached volcanic crater and you can find a mixture of coral and lava sands under your feet.
Summer is a great time to get away and have some fun. And spending some time at the beach is fantastic because you can enjoy activities on the shore or in the water, and you have a cool spot to get wet in when the summer sun gets too hot.


Ellen said...

I'd love to vacation on the beach this summer. It's one of the things I miss being in Vermont. If I could, I'd definitely choose Martha's Vineyard. Yes, it's expensive. But it is so gorgeous!

Marina@EBMR said...

Ooooh this is more affordable that Nantucket and Martha's. Now that makes this lucrative!