North America

North America’s Top 5 Beaches

A favorite place is as subjective as your favorite ice cream, but this list is here to help get the ball rolling.



5. Old Orchard beach, Old Orchard, Maine, U.S.A.


Quiet in the winter and crowded in the summer, this beach town is small and nostalgic.  Lose yourself and take a walk down historic Old Orchard Beach.  Rent a cottage and visit the many shops located in town.

4. Sebastian Inlet, Florida, U.S.A.

A premier fishing and surfing spot in Florida are what lands Sebastian inlet state park as number 4 on our list of top North American beaches.  Even if you just want to relax, Sebastian has you covered- with a custom swimming area pictured above behind the inlet for lighter current and crystal clear water.  Also known as the gateway to the treasure coast of Florida, Sebastian is known for turning up lost treasure captured by the sea long ago during the colonial period.

3. Laguna Beach, California, U.S.A.

The Historic town of Laguna transcends California’s artistic character perfectly.  Offering stunning scenery and jaw-dropping viewpoints, Laguna is a must-see.  Cliffs sit over top sheltered beaches offering wind protection and a little shade if need be.  Music and art festivals happen regularly to complement the natural beauty that is Laguna.

2. Rodanthe, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Nicholas Sparks knows that Rodanthe is a magical place, and we agree!  The Outer Banks in general has a sort of isolated feeling- allowing one to escape the hustle and bustle of city-life for a truly natural environment.  With only a thin strip of land separating you from the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound, Rodanthe gives you that distant feeling without ever having to fly from the U.S. mainland.

1. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Unique rock formations? Check.  Beautiful weather year round?  Check.  Unique Culture?  Check.

Cabo San Lucas is anything but typical when it comes to North American beaches.  Consisting of large rocky outcrops with secluded beaches on both sides of the tip of the Baja Peninsula.  Scuba diving is another fun activity to do in Cabo San Lucas, and can be done at most locations around the peninsula.



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