Best Beach Destinations in North America

My Favorite Beach Destinations
Looking for a a great beach destination? I’m here to give you my recommendations of the best beach destinations in North America.

It’s no secret that I love a good beach. I love relaxing, listening to the waves crash into the shore, and watching the beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the ocean. In my opinion, no two beach destinations are the same and I thought giving you the lowdown on my favorite ones would be a fun post to write.

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St. John, USVI

Of all the beach destinations I have been to St. John is hands down, my favorite. It’s peaceful. It’s relaxing. It’s everything anyone could want or need in a beach destination. To read more about St. John, you can check out my complete travel guide and food guide.

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Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach, specifically South Beach, is such a great beach destination. It’s perfect for a quick weekend couples getaway, girls weekend, or bachelorette party. From the palm trees to the colorful lifeguard shacks, there is so much to see and do in Miami Beach.

Laguna Beach, California

I loved Laguna Beach and in my opinion it’s the perfect beach town. It’s absolutely beautiful, the people are really friendly, there are amazing restaurants to eat at, and a lot of local shops to check out. We stayed at the Laguna Beach Lodge which is across the street from The Montage resort and I really enjoyed it. If you ever make it, definitely visit Victoria Beach. The beach itself is secluded and you won’t find it unless you know where you’re going. It is only accessible via a neighborhood off Victoria Drive and I would suggest not driving, as parking in the neighborhood is very limited, at best.

Tulum, Mexico 

I love Tulum. A quick 1.5 hour drive south of Cancun lands you in the most quaint, boho beach town I have ever been to. If you’re heading to Tulum soon and looking for a place to stay, check out my review of the hotel we stayed at while visiting.

Destin, Florida

Growing up in the south, Destin was the place to go for summer vacation. I have been vacationing in Destin for over twenty years. I prefer to stay in the area I call “Old Destin”, which is located on Scenic Highway 98. It’s away from the traffic and high-rises and much more relaxed. I really enjoy staying at the Sea Oates Motel when in Destin. It’s been around for decades and every room has an ocean view.

What are some of your favorite beach destinations? Have you ever been to any on my list? If so, what did you think about them? Leave me a comment and tell me all about it!


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