Top 12 beaches in the U.S.

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La Jolla, a neighborhood in San Diego, California, boasts some of the most incredible beach sunsets in America, not to mention that its beaches are also home to adorable seals and sea lions.
Located on the South Shore of Long Island, East Hampton beaches are perfect for a quick getaway from nearby New York City.
Myrtle Beach is more than just a beach destination. In addition to its sandy shores, visitors come from far and wide for the incredible golfing, shopping, eating and entertainment.
If you enjoy beautiful beaches and old East Coast charm, Cape Cod is the place for you. Seaside cottages, lighthouses and plenty of family activities make Cape Cod an ideal summer vacation spot.
The beaches in Hawaii are unlike any others in America, due to the clear blue waters, white sand beaches and mountainous landscape, and Oahu boasts some of the best.
Siesta Key is an island off the southwestern coast of Florida, and it's the perfect getaway - just far enough from the mainland to let you truly relax but still home to plenty of vacation amenities.
In Ogunquit, Maine, the town motto is "Beautiful place by the sea," and that's really what it is. In addition to spending time on the shore, you can go deep-sea fishing, whale watching, sailing and more!
While Lake Tahoe, California, may not be your traditional American beach, the scenery is unparalleled. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, hiking and incredible sunsets over the water while you are nestled in among the mountains.
Also different from the typical American beach is Cannon Beach, Oregon, home to the famous Haystack Rock. Visit Cannon Beach to see this amazing landmark as well as an abundance of sea life.
Rated the best city for romance in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine, it's no surprise that Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of the most popular beach destinations in America. You don't want to miss the charm and beauty of this unique beach destination.
Heading to the Hamptons for the weekend? Montauk is a great place to stay, with beaches, a fun social scene and historical landmarks like the Montauk Point Lighthouse.
Maui is the second-largest Hawaiian island and has many breathtaking beaches as a result. In Maui you can lie in the sun, try your hand at surfing or just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
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15 PHOTOS
Top 12 beaches in the U.S.
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Top 12 beaches in the U.S.
Click through to see the 12 best beaches in America!
La Jolla, a neighborhood in San Diego, California, boasts some of the most incredible beach sunsets in America, not to mention that its beaches are also home to adorable seals and sea lions.
Located on the South Shore of Long Island, East Hampton beaches are perfect for a quick getaway from nearby New York City.
Myrtle Beach is more than just a beach destination. In addition to its sandy shores, visitors come from far and wide for the incredible golfing, shopping, eating and entertainment.
If you enjoy beautiful beaches and old East Coast charm, Cape Cod is the place for you. Seaside cottages, lighthouses and plenty of family activities make Cape Cod an ideal summer vacation spot.
The beaches in Hawaii are unlike any others in America, due to the clear blue waters, white sand beaches and mountainous landscape, and Oahu boasts some of the best.
Siesta Key is an island off the southwestern coast of Florida, and it's the perfect getaway - just far enough from the mainland to let you truly relax but still home to plenty of vacation amenities.
In Ogunquit, Maine, the town motto is "Beautiful place by the sea," and that's really what it is. In addition to spending time on the shore, you can go deep-sea fishing, whale watching, sailing and more!
While Lake Tahoe, California, may not be your traditional American beach, the scenery is unparalleled. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, hiking and incredible sunsets over the water while you are nestled in among the mountains.
Also different from the typical American beach is Cannon Beach, Oregon, home to the famous Haystack Rock. Visit Cannon Beach to see this amazing landmark as well as an abundance of sea life.
Rated the best city for romance in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine, it's no surprise that Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of the most popular beach destinations in America. You don't want to miss the charm and beauty of this unique beach destination.
Heading to the Hamptons for the weekend? Montauk is a great place to stay, with beaches, a fun social scene and historical landmarks like the Montauk Point Lighthouse.
Maui is the second-largest Hawaiian island and has many breathtaking beaches as a result. In Maui you can lie in the sun, try your hand at surfing or just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
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