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There are some incredible beaches in North America and we have picked the 10 best beaches in the United States which you simply must visit. These top ranked beaches are located all over the US, from New York to California and even including the Hawaiian Islands, so you should find one not too far away, that you are able to travel to.

The 10 Best Beaches In The United States

Best Beaches In North America: Cooper’s Beach In The Heavenly Hamptons

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If you live in NYC, it is necessary to escape the city at times. Two hours (without traffic…which can be rare) from Manhattan are the heavenly Hamptons. Stretching expanses of pristine beaches, sea grass dunes and a constant sea breeze… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Polihua Beach, Lanai, Hawaii

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Lanai is a private island off the coast of Maui which is so exclusive that you wont be bothered by crowds simply because not enough people go there to fill up the beaches. For an off-the-beaten-path beach, Lanai offers the… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Pfeiffer Beach In Big Sur, California

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Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur is definitely off the beaten path. Located just south of Big Sur Station on Highway 1, take the narrow Sycamore Canyon Road (with no signposts!) which winds down to the shore. There is a parking… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Cowell Ranch Beach, California

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Cowell Ranch Beach On Half Moon Bay is one of the best beaches in California. It sits south of Half Moon Bay State Beach on California 1. This can only be reached from a small car park by a yellow… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Bowling Ball Beach, California

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Bowling Ball Beach in Mendocino County, California is a secluded, quiet beach on the West Coast. Bowling Ball Beach is a part of Schooner Gulch State Beach, in Mendocino County. Named after the spherical sandstone formations, which look kind of… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Alamere Falls Beach, California

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Alamere Falls Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore is a hidden, crowd-free beach in California. Go here simply for the Alamere waterfall which cascades into the sands and ocean below bUT this beach requires a hike, 4 miles each way.… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Possibly the most breathtaking beach on the Oregon coast is Cannon Beach, bordered by a pretty town. Wander around the town with touristy-but-nice art galleries and gift shops and then head out to walk across the sands and go for… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Siesta Beach, Florida

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This beach goes on and on. Siesta beach is on Siesta Key, a barrier island off the southwest coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Backed by dunes and made up from superfine white sand and turquoise waters, this beach… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Manele Bay, Lanai, Hawaii

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Hawaii may sound like a tramline destination and certainly Waikiki Beach on Oahu draws crowds, but for something a bit different try Lanai, a private island off the coast of Maui which is so exclusive that you wont be bothered… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii

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The beach at Waikiki is certainly not a beach to get away from it all. Bordering the city of Waikiki, the tourism hub of the Hawaiian Islands, this beach is busy and fun. It is protected from the ocean by… Read More.

You may also be interested in my top breathtaking getaways from San Francisco and my 5 most remote beaches on earth.