In USA, beaches are synonymous with sun-bathing, bikini-clad bodies, BBQ picnics and enjoying the great weather. The country boasts a huge coastline, including the likes of Hawaii and Florida, offering unlimited opportunities for both luxurious as well as affordable beach vacations. While beaches in Florida are popular for fine, white sand and activities like snorkelling, Kayaking and Canoeing, the ones in California are popular for entertainment ranging from plush hotels, fine-dine restaurants and pubs. The best beaches for couples in US are undoubtedly the ones in Hawaii, dotted with beautiful luxury resorts that are perfect for a romantic getaway! Explore the best beaches in USA:
Just like its name this beach is very unique in its own way. Considered to be the hardest accessible beach in Hawaii to reach the shore you must hike through thick green lushes or take a drive down a narrow steep road. It does sound like lot of effort for a beach vacation, but the reward is well worth it. You’ll be welcomed by thick-black volcanic sand which is covered by a treacherous 2000-foot cliff walls. If that doesn’t fill your inner traveler’s appetite the view of Kaluahine and Waiulili waterfalls cutting through the cliffs at the sound side of the beach will mesmerize you. They are accessible via a bouilder-strewn trail along the surf.
Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii Of coursethe name gives away the highlight of the place, but that isn’t the only trick this place has it up its sleeves. It is considered to be one of the best places to big wave surf in the winter (the beach is home to the Vans Triple Crown). But have no worries as the water becomes as calm as a lake in the summer which makes it ideal for family beach vacation and snorkeling. Above all, it’s really the sunset here that seals the deal for the visitors.
Honopu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii Who doesn’t want to visit the beach where King Kong and Indiana Jones were shot? Skull island which is also known as Cathedral Beach, Honopu is quite a task to reach. For starters, it’s accessible only by the sea, so to get there you must swim from an offshore boat, or from neighboring Kalalau Beach (a quarter-mile swim). But the trouble is definitely worth it: Think cumin-colored sand bordered by soaring, vegetation-cloaked cliffsand, most times, not a soul in sight.
Honokalani Beach, Wai’anapanapa State Park, Maui, Hawaii With its jet-black shore, lapis lazuli waters and thick, jungle-like foliage, Honokalani Beach is a photographer’s dream. Besides lying lazily on the “sand” actually made up of of tiny lava pebbles there’s plenty to do: you’ll find seaside lava tubes and sea caves carved into the lava cliffs along the shore. It’s wild, unspoiled Hawaii at its best, and a necessary stop en route to Hana.
Kauna’oa Bay, Hawaii Located on the Kohala Coast of the Aloha State’s Big Island, Kauna’oa Bay is the quintessential Hawaiian spot. The 0.25-mile-long (0.4-kilometer-long), crescent-shaped beach has plenty of white sand, palm trees, and calm, clear, blue water. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, beachgoers here can snorkel or ride boogie boards. (Be careful swimming, because there are no lifeguards on this public beach.) At night, nestle into the sands and peer out into the water to see if you can catch a glimpse of manta rays swimming.
Best Beaches in Asia
Unlike the ones in USA, the beaches in Asia are not famous as a summer destination and are most commonly visited in the cooler months. Home to verdant vegetation that dots the beaches, a beach vacation in Asia is more than just sunbathing! Along with swimming, the Asian beaches are great for water-sports. The best beaches in Asia for honeymoon can be spotted in Bali, Maldives and the secluded ones in Thailand like Koh Samui and Chiang Mai. The beaches of Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia are the best beaches for families. For solo trip or a leisure trip with friends, the beaches of Goa, India and Bangkok, Thailand are the most preferred. Also, for cheap vacations, beaches of Asia are the best option!