Best Kept Secret Beaches in the US

There are many popular beaches in the United States. However, there are many secret beach locations that aren’t so well known. The water can still be just as warm and inviting, and the beaches can still be quite picturesque. But, one thing that you’re not likely to find at these beaches are large crowds.


This can make visiting these beaches a much better experience than going to the more popular ones. These beaches are located on the east and west coast, and even as far as Hawaii. Although Hawaii is already a popular tourist destination, you can still find and enjoy warm, tropical waters with less chance of large crowds being present.




Dana Point, California


This beach is located on the west coast of the United States. It is located in Orange County within the general vicinity of Monarch Beach. This beach tends to be somewhat quieter than some of the more popular, widely visited beaches, like Santa Monica and Malibu. However, there are some great reasons to visit this beach – If you’re a surfer, this is the place to go to catch some serious waves. In town, there are many excellent shops and restaurants to check out. Additionally, it is quite picturesque.




Grand Haven, Michigan


When you think of beaches, you generally do not think of Michigan. However, to be fair, the Great Lakes actually have some amazing beaches to visit. One of these is near the area of Grand Haven, Michigan. This beach has waters that are warm enough during the summer for swimming, surfing, and other water activities. The beach is also quite scenic, but it tends to be less crowded than many other beaches.




Sandbridge Beach, Virginia


This beach is located 15 miles south of Virginia Beach, but it tends to be far less crowded than the beachfront at Virginia Beach, mainly due to no large resorts or hotels. While it tends to be quiet, it has all the attractions of other beaches in the area, including some extras like marshes and a wildlife refuge, where you can get up close and personal with nature. There is also an excellent state park, called False Cape, located in the area.




Kauapea Beach, Hawaii


Actually nicknamed “Secret Beach” by the locals, this beach is located on the north shore of Hawaii, which tends to be a popular beach destination. However, this beach isn’t so crowded, mainly because no public road leads to it and you have to hike through brush and down cliffs. However, once you get there, you’ll realize all of the effort was worth it. With its soft white sand and majestic views of the towering Kilauea Lighthouse and waterfall, this is heaven on earth.




Manzanita Beach, Oregon


While the waters of Oregon tend to be pretty cold, this is still an excellent beach to visit. The scenery here is amazing with lush green grass and abundant forests, and there is plenty of windsurfing and hiking opportunities in the area. Also, with only 500 full-time residents and a main strip, this little beach town isn’t as widely visited as many other beaches. This makes it much less crowded than its neighbor, Cannon Beach.


So there you have it..just a glimpse of some of America’s under-the-radar beaches. Have you ever visited any of these beaches? Or what about any other “secret” beaches that you think should be on this list?  Let us know in the comments below!

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