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There are still some “secret” hidden beaches in North America, some are more remote than others, but more often than not; the more effort you put into getting to them, the better and more secluded the beach.

Hawaii is one of the best places in the world for beaches and believe it or not, there are still plenty of unspoiled and deserted beaches on these magnificent islands. Surprisingly, the coastline of Big Sur in California also offers a number of beautiful beaches that are difficult to get to, keeping them well off the tourist map and well worth exploring.

In this article we share the best hidden beaches in North America that you probably haven’t visited.

Top Hidden Beaches In North America

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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Some superb beaches feature in our 10 best beaches in the United States and you may be interested in my 5 most remote beaches on earth.

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