There are plenty of great reasons to move, and the weather is one of the most popular. If you’re stuck in an ugly climate it can make you feel blue – seasonal affective disorder, also known as winter depression, ranges across states from 1.4% of the population in Florida to 9.9% in Alaska. If you’ve flirted with the winter blues, it might be time for you to head to one of the top beaches in America. Remember: there’s no rule that says you have to live in the cold!
7. Nantucket, Massachusetts
Home to more than 80 miles of beaches, Nantucket is one of the best beach destinations in the U.S. Rent sailboats, swim around, or head to Surfside Beach and try your hand at hanging 10. Public beaches are all open until nightfall.
6. Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach is Surf City – and one of the coolest spots in Orange County. With 10 miles of uninterrupted beaches, you’ll love strolling down the coast and watching the surfers do their magic.
5. Southbeach, Florida
Southbeach is just a fun place to be. There is great nightlife, beautiful people, and white sand – what more could you ask for? It’s just a few minutes drive from downtown Miami, and you can stay all day and all night on one of the top beaches in America.
4. Clearwater Beach, Florida
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There’s a nightly musical celebration at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach, adding to the awesome ambiance. It was a tough choice for the best beach in Florida, but in the end, Clearwater Beach is the king of the state. After a large renovation project, the beach has access to great volleyball courts, restaurants, and shops.
3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach is the hub of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of beaches along the coast. The beach front boardwalk has plenty of arcades, souvenirs, and fun activities, or just relax on the brown sugar colored sand and watch the waves roll by.
2. Kauna’oa Bay, Hawai’i
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Located on the Kohala Coast, the western side of the island of Hawaiʻi lies Kauna’oa Bay. It stands out from the other beaches in the area, being one of the only white sand beaches on its particular side of the island. It is tranquil and beautiful and has often been named America’s best beach.
1. Manele Bay, Hawai’i
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Sitting on the southern part of Lanai in Hawai’i is Manele Bay, where you can find white sands and clear waters all year round. Snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, bodyboarding, fishing, and sailing are all available at one of the top beach destinations in the U.S. It’s nestled in a secluded harbor, perfect for a couples getaway.