These are the Best Secret Beaches in the US that You are Missing Out On
Summer is coming and it’s time to prepare for the beach by hitting the gym hard, dieting and getting that new tankini swimsuit you had been dying to try out last year. While working out and dieting isn’t always as easy and fun as we initially think it will be, taking a trip to the beach is always a blast. However, while on my last trip to Venice Beach, California, I couldn’t help but wonder how much more peaceful the vacation would be if there were just a tad few less people around me all the time! Therefore, in order to make sure that you also have peace of mind while enjoying the sunshine, here is a list of the best secret beaches that America has to offer.
Lanikai Beach, Hawaii
Hawaii isn’t only famous for the giant surfing waves of the North Shore or the social activities to be found on Waikiki Beach, it’s also renowned for the beautiful azure waters and gentle waves surrounding Lanikai Beach, Oahu. This gorgeous and stunning seaside spot is the perfect place for swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing or just plain sunbathing. Once you visit this beach, you will understand why the term Lanikai, which means “heavenly sea,” was assigned to the seashore. Unfortunately, Lanikai Beach may not be there for too long as seawalls have already shortened the size of the previously mile-long beach to half of that. If you want to visit this beautiful and relaxing beach, where you will never really encounter a big crowd, you better hurry up!
Bahia Súcia, Puerto Rico
Bahia Súcia means “Dirty Bay”, but don’t take the name literally as it only came to be after the locals started noticing all the seaweed that would sometimes wash up on the beach following a storm. Bahia Súcia is a beautiful spectacle of colors when looked at from afar as the soft beige sands are encased by the light blue sea in front, dark green vegetation at the back, and blue skies with white clouds above. The beach is typical in exuding that Caribbean vibe, which anyone who has visited any of the islands already had a feel of, but without all the people that surrounds the more popular Caribbean beaches such as the Pink Sands of Harbor Island in the Bahamas or Eagle Beach in Aruba.
Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Getting to Ocracoke is not easy and that’s exactly why it isn’t an overcrowded tourist hotspot. It is the southernmost island of the Outer Banks, placed right in-between the Pamlico Sound lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. Unless you can arrange for a boat or a private plane to get you there, you will have to depend on the ferry to get to the barrier island. Travelling to the undeveloped beaches of Ocracoke itself is an adventure and once you do get there, your experience will be far from any that you have ever had on a beach. Fishing, swimming and sunbathing are the prime activities here, but you can also explore the tiny village of Ocracoke, which is full of surprises. The restaurants, hotels, shops and recreational facilities are all fully equipped to entertain visitors.
Bound Brook Island, Massachusetts
If I was truly looking to get away from everything and try out proper isolation in front of the sea, I would be heading to Bound Brook Island, Wellfleet on Cape Cod. This stunning beach is a testament to natural beauty with views of the Atlantic, gleaming beach grass and gigantic rolling sand dunes everywhere. Once you take a look at the setting golden sun reflecting off the Atlantic while relaxing on the beach, chances are that you will be coming back here again to recharge in the future. The beach is so isolated and well hidden that most locals haven’t even visited it, let alone tourists. Getting to the place is not that complicated, though, since it’s only about a mile’s drive on the Bound Brook Island Road from Wellfleet.
It would be wrong to assume that any of these beaches are “better” than their popular counterparts. The crowded beaches have their own attractions and there are many reasons as to why they are popular tourist spots in the first place. However, if you are not in the mood to be surrounded by hundreds of other people or would just like to take a romantic and secluded vacation with your significant other, the four beaches above should provide you exactly what you want.