We have picked the best 4 utterly enchanting island escapes in the USA for you to dream about or visit this summer.
1. Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island (pictured above) tops Travel + Leisure magazine’s “Best islands in the Continental US” and offers awe inspiring coastal scenery and stunning white sand beaches. This island, located in South Carolina offers arts, culture, 24 world-class golf courses and 250 restaurants as well as miles of beaches.
Hilton Head Island hotels, motels and inns offer casual elegance in the heart of the Low country. Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers some of the best accommodation on the island, situated right on the beach in acres of beautiful tropical gardens.
2. Amelia Island
Amelia offers more than 12 miles of peaceful beaches where you can surf and ride horses. Stay in a luxury resort or a charming B&B. This is a place to beach, browse galleries and shops and to dine on divine seafood!
3. The Hamptons
The Hamptons on the “East End” of Long Island, is a haven of luxury residences and delightful sandy beaches. Head to Cooper’s Beach, a seven-mile stretch of gorgeous white sand along the Atlantic shoreline which consistently shows up on lists of the top beaches In North America. We suggest travelling here just before the high season begins, when parking and the entire beach is free and the sunbathers are sparse.
4. Shelter Island
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.
There are three main beaches to choose from on this idyllic island. Wades, which is on the south side of the island and fronts Shelter Island Sound, with lifeguards, toilets and a gently sloping, sandy swimming area, ideal for families with children. Crescent, or Louis Beach, on the north of the island also has lovely sand, toilets and a lifeguard. On the other side of the island from Crescent is Shell Beach. Shell beach has no amenities, but offers sparkling warm waters, pretty wildflowers and stunning views.
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