One of the things that make the United States of America such a great place to visit is its variety in landscape. You can go from mountainous regions to searing deserts in a matter of hours and still be in the same country. And we haven’t even gotten to the variety of climates and microclimates throughout this North American wonderland yet! Want to bask in a hot-summer Mediterranean climate? We got you covered! In the mood for some mountain coolness? Served right up! But before we keep going on like that, let us explore the places that pertain to the warmer climate zones: the beaches. Time to pack those sunscreens and sand-sandals (wink)!
1. Miami Beach:
Situated in Miami-Dade County, Florida, Miami Beach is not exactly just a beach but a whole luxury resort in and of itself. Sitting on blend between a natural and a man-made barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, it has a population of over 90,000. The beaches there are extremely wide, sandy, and enjoyable. The ocean water is relatively calm but even if you feel unsafe due to not being a great swimmer, know that there is always a lifeguard on duty. Lined with palm trees and offering unparalleled sights in all directions, Miami Beach has become one of the most renowned and populated resorts in all of the United States of America. Want to escape the colder climate zones? You can do that now, because the weather there is tropical all year long. Watch out for the yearly hurricane season, though (wink)!
2. Makena Beach:
Going all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Central Pacific, we reach the island of Maui, Hawaii (Polynesia). Right here and right now, we could recommend each and every beach of the island but we have to stick to our original plan and give you a single, unforgettable one. After a great deal of thought and rumination, we have decided that Makena Beach is probably the one that you should visit due to its natural beauty and unpopulated nature. Sitting on the Southside of Maui, just a tad off of Makena Alanui Road, it boasts white and orange sand all across its 1.5-kilometre stretch. The water is clean, inviting, and calm and its green-to-blue colour just adds to its already-irresistible allure. The proximity of a stunning reef makes it an excellent place for diving and snorkelling as well, so get going!
3. Myrtle Beach:
As you may have intuited by now, this list could not have been born without the addition of the fabulous Myrtle Beach of South Carolina. Again, we are talking about a coastal city here whose beach we zoom in our attention on. This fine coastal stretch is sandy and crowded only a few times a year. However, its impressive width gives everyone the space that they direly need. Sitting in the humid subtropical climate zone, this is also a place that you can visit when your home city is bombarded by snow and freezing gusts (though understand that from December to February, temperatures can vary between 3 and 15 degrees Celsius – not exactly good for swimming)! Visited by more than 15 million tourists annually, one might wonder what’s so great about it (wink). There’s only one way to find out!
Considered a beach city by all standards, Malibu is quite possibly one of the most awe-inspiring places that you can visit on the east coast of the United States of America. Reaching smoothly into the Pacific Ocean, the sandy stretch entertains millions of locals and tourists per annum. Sitting in the warm-summer Mediterranean climate zone, it is bombarded by visitors almost all year long and its party-zone-like nature never fades. And do you know why it’s so great besides the calm water and the alluring atmosphere? Because of the fact that it is located but 48 kilometres away from Downtown Los Angeles. That’s right, you can stroll around on Sunset Strip and then hit the beaches of Malibu. Sounds fun, does it not?
Did you enjoy our list? Which of the aforementioned beaches have you visited and what lasting impressions have they left you with? Hit the comment section below and tell us all about your experiences! See you on our next adventure, trailblazer!