Florida isn’t the only state in the U.S. that has awesome beaches to check out! The U.S. has a long list of underrated beach towns just waiting to be discovered; from quaint beaches in the Pacific Northwest to hidden secrets found along the East Coast, check out some of the coolest locations in the states.
The West Coast has always been a popular destination for adventure seekers and beachgoers, but there are many underrated locations that haven’t caught the attention of mainstream media. Cannon Beach, Oregon is a great place for hikers and campers alike to relax and appreciate the natural landscape, made famous from a landmark called Haystack Rock. Down the coast are two gems found in California: Avila beach and Cayucos, both revered for their untouched beauty and freedom from overcrowding. Avila beach is home to relaxing hot springs while Cayucos is known for its resort town charms. Across the ocean lies Lanai, Hawaii, a respite from the many touristy, crowded beaches Hawaii is known for. Lanai has all the pristine white sands and Instagram-worthy shots without all the people!
Travel across the United States to the East Coast and find some of the best beach towns. Ogunquit, Maine is home to a beach whose name means “beautiful place by the sea,” and the name certainly does it justice. This beach town has a little something for anyone from water activities to culinary treats and antique shopping. Moving south is Chatham, Massachusetts just south of the popular destination Cape Cod, where shopping enthusiasts unite. Need something even more remote? Check out Block Island, Rhode Island, which is only accessible by boat or small plane!
New Jersey’s Asbury Park is a great beach location to check out some live music or enjoy fresh seafood at Point Pleasant Beach’s annual seafood festival. Delaware may be small, but Bethany beach has all the best qualities of a quaint seaside town with an adorable boardwalk with unique shops. Southern East Coast beach destinations like Jekyll Island, Georgia, and Nags Head, North Carolina capture an adventurer’s attention known as great places to bike.
Check out these underrated beach towns in the U.S. and experience the unique charm that each has to offer!