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Best Domestic Beaches to Visit in 2023

by Mary Melnick

Jan 20, 2023

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This year, plan family travel to one of these beautiful beaches within the United States.


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Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida

The beautiful sunsets; sugar-white, crystal sand; and warm blue waters are only a few of the reasons Destin-Fort Walton Beach is a must-visit destination. Located along Florida’s Gulf Coast, the weather is perfect for year-round outdoor adventures. Travelers can snorkel an artificial reef with shipwrecks, experience marine wildlife encounters and more while experiencing the trip of a lifetime.

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Montauk, New York

Montauk is home to some of the best surfing waves in New York, seeing surfers flock to the shore. Travelers enjoy views of the beautiful, crystal-clear water on top of the Montauk Lighthouse, a historic landmark. Make sure to stop by Camp Hero State Park, featuring 415 acres of diverse landscapes, including heavily wooded areas and miles of beachfront stops along the Atlantic Ocean. For a delicious cold one, head to Montauk Brewing Co. The Watermelon Session Ale is the perfect combination of delicious watermelon flavors with a crisp ale taste.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

With its accessible location and mild climate, Virginia Beach is the perfect beach destination for year-round travels. Its award-winning, 3-mile Oceanfront Boardwalk is an ideal place to bike, blade, jog or stroll while enjoying the views of the ocean and beautiful weather. The destination also offers a calendar full of outdoor festivals and entertainment, affordable hotels, delicious restaurants and more.

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Casco Bay, Maine

For travelers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Chebeague Island, located in the heart of Casco Bay, Maine, is home to some of the best beaches of New England. Hot attractions include Hamilton Bay, Rose Point, Crow Island and Bennett Cove. Fishing lovers should head to Chandler Cove. For those looking for low-tide activities, visit Little Chebeague Island to search for sand dollars, sea glass and licensed clam digging. Travelers looking to stay overnight can book a stay at quaint Chebeague Island Inn, the island’s one and only hotel. Just a small walk to Hamilton Beach, the inn’s staff can help guests arrange for beach chairs, fresh towels and a delicious picnic in the afternoon.


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