As the summer winds down, it’s time for one last beach getaway. The best part? You can travel to these exotic beaches without even leaving the United States.
Enjoy your end-of-summer vacation at some of the best world-class beaches — no passport required!
1. Magens Bay Beach, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
There is a reason that Magens Bay Beach is highlighted as one of St. Thomas’ most visited beaches. From the sweeping coastline to the pristine waters, this beach has been known to bring in the visitors.
With amenities such as changing rooms and snack bars lining the shore, this beach is great for those looking for a family-friendly getaway.
2. Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico
Located thirty miles east of San Juan, this gorgeous beach is a favorite among visitors to the island.
This white sandy beach is surrounded by a lush coconut grove that provides a bit of shade to the shoreline. The coral reefs buffer the rough waves of the Atlantic Ocean making this a great swimming for young children and adults alike.
3. Caneel Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Looking for a more secluded destination? St. John is a island that is very much off of the beaten path. As the island hosts a protected national park, most of the island is covered in unspoiled jungle and luxurious beaches.
From snorkeling to scuba diving, there is a variety of water sports available for any marine-life lover.
4. Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
Located on the southern point of Kauai, this pristine beach is excellent for those looking for a Hawaiian vacation. With it’s calm waters and expansive shoreline, anyone can find something to do at this gorgeous beach.
5. Honaunau Beach, The Big Island, Hawaii
In need of a scuba diving adventure or simply a lazy day on a beautiful beach? Then Honaunau Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii is the destination for you.
Home to The City of Refuge, an underwater paradise, this beach is a favorite among divers and family alike. Former volcano eruptions have left this beach with beautiful lava formations, and an even more spectacular marine life.
Photo by CJ Sugg