Summer is here and it is the best time to really explore all that this country has to offer—especially the beaches!
With the sunshine out for most of the day, the warmth of the sand between your toes, and the automatic relaxation you experience when you are near the water, making the most of beach time this summer is really essential.
But also, it is never fun having to share the beaches with other people. The dream would really be to enjoy a secluded beach that you get all to yourself, so you can relax on your pool floats along the shoreline in peace.
Especially with Covid still very much in existence, finding space away from the crowds is really important. Luckily, there are still a ton of sandy areas that you can enjoy without having to lie amongst hundreds of other sunbathers.
We are going to share all the secluded stretches of sand that are waiting for you this summer. From the West Coast to the East Coast and a ton of lakes in between, we’ve rounded up the best beaches that have the least amount of crowds.
1. Second Beach
Located in Washington, this beach is anything but “second”. In fact, we think it may be the best beach in all of Washington to enjoy this summer. You will have to endure a bit of a hike to get to this super secluded beach and we definitely consider camping along here too. The calm waters and stunning coastline full of trees mixed with the softly colored sand will make it near impossible to leave. Plus—the isolation you will feel here is real. It will just really be you and the waves. And that is it.
2. Dry Tortugas
Another gem of a beach that has much fewer crowds is located on the other side of the country in Florida. The Dry Tortugas National Park is one of the least visited parks in all of the US—shockingly because it is so beautiful! But that is because it is not as straightforward to get to and you can not simply pull up in your car or RV. Instead, you need to travel there by boat or plane. But once you get there, you will be blessed with pristine water, white sandy beaches, and not a whole lot of people. It is a true paradise to soak up this summer and certainly worth the extra effort to get to.
3. Assateague Island
Located up in Maryland, this little island offers one of the best little sanctuaries for you to enjoy. In fact, there are likely going to be more wild horses than people up here. Once you are on the island, take the time to hike to Going to the Wild Beach, which will offer you a truly secluded sand bank to bask the summer day away in. Plus, chances are high you will make friends with a few of the horses too.
4. Pa’ako Cove
Regarded as a secret cove on the island of Hawaii, this little gem does also require a bit of a trek. In fact, you have to actually figure out a way to get through the lava rock wall that separates it from the neighboring residential area. People often propose here or get eloped here because you simply can not get this type of privacy on any other beach in Hawaii!
5. South Manitou Island
Located along Lake Michigan is a beach so magnificent it will be hard to believe that it is really only a beach from a lake and not the actual ocean! You will need to hop on a ferry to get here, but when you do you will be blessed with stunning lighthouses, remote beaches, and nature that you can truly enjoy all to yourself.
6. Orient Beach State Park
This gem of New York offers a great escape from the crowds up in the Hamptons or Long Island this summer. Instead, you can truly escape the city and connect with nature by spending time relaxing, kayaking, or having a beach bonfire with hardly anyone else around you. It is a small beach but there are also not a lot of other people who make the trip to it.
7. Enderts Beach
Redwood National Park is a gem of California. But did you know that it also boasts one of the best remote beaches for you to enjoy as well? It will require quite a hike to get there, but once you do you will be rewarded with stunning vantage points, beautiful wildflowers, and cute tide pools to cool off and relax in.
If you are looking to escape the crowds this summer, then consider making a trip to one of these seven secluded beaches. There you will get to enjoy the sun, sand, and solitude!
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