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Are you searching for a remote, secret beach in North America? Somewhere to escape the crowds and to avoid the nightmare of thousands of sweaty bodies that you find on the most popular beaches in the US.

Certainly, the short days and long nights of the winter have many of us dreaming of warm summer skies, blue sea and soft white sand. For those seeking a slice of paradise, but one that is hidden away from the masses, I have listed the best hidden beaches in America. These gems offer sandy beaches with crystal blue water, sunny, family-friendly, gently sloping bays, ideal for a day at the beach.

There are plenty of secret beaches that North American’s don’t need a passport to get to, you just need to know where to look! Here is my shortlist of the top 5 remote & secret beaches in North American.

The Best Secret Beaches in America

Best Beaches In North America: Dry Tortugas , Key West

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Dry Tortugas National Park is a remote coral reef island 70 miles west of Key West. The 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the park is known the world… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Hot Springs Creek Beach, Big Sur, California

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Hot Springs Creek Beach at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California is a secluded beach at the bottom of Hot Springs Canyon in the Big Sur coastal region. Although the beach here isn’t overly impressive, the scenery surely is. Currently… 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: 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.

Some of these beaches also feature in my Best 10 Beaches In The United States and my 5 most remote beaches on earth.

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