Is there anything nicer than dipping your toes the surf and soft white sand? Here is our pick of the 10 best white sand beaches in North America.

Some are easy to get to and are located within hours of the major cities of New York, Los Angeles, San Fransisco and Vancouver. Others are equally beautiful but more remote such as those on the islands of Hawaii. All are “must visit” beaches and should be added to your bucket list and all are consistently ranked as some of the best in the US.

Get in your car and take a trip to these white sands… You won’t regret it!

10 Best White Sand Beaches In North America

Best Beaches In North America: Shelter Island

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Shelter Island is a 2 hour 30 minute drive from New York. It has 20 miles of coastline that range from sandy beaches with shallow waters and lifeguards, to rustic spots that offer beauty and seclusion. Visitors can purchase a… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Tonquin Beach, Vancouver Island

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Tonquin Beach sits on a peninsula within Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. The scenery here is beautiful; wild and natural, made up from lakes, inlets and ancient rainforest. The sandy beaches on Vancouver Island are some… Read More.

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: 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: Sandbridge Beach, Virginia

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Next door to the well known Virginia beach, this beach is located south of the main resort area and is backed by immaculate dunes. Hidden away from the Virginia beach crowds, as people tend to congregate around the beach they… Read More.

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: 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: Miami Beach

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Miami Beach is split into North and South. South beach offers art deco buildings forming the iconic neon skyline which most people imagine when they think of Miami. This part of the beach beach sits in front of a promenade… Read More.

Best Beaches In North America: Carova Beach, North Carolina

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North Carolina’s Carova Beach is hidden away in the Outer Banks, and is only accessible by boat or by four-wheel drive, as the area does not have paved roads. In fact, the creation of two new wildlife refuges in the… Read More.

You may also be interested in my 10 best beaches in the United States, my 10 most dangerous beaches in the world and my 5 most remote beaches on earth.

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