By Rachel Vogel
Kalapaki Beach, Kauai Hawaii
This beach is close to both the airport and cruise port on Hawaii’s island of Kauai. Kalapaki is on the west side of the island, so it features calm swimming conditions and easy access to amenities. This quiet area is great for an afternoon dip or some leisurely sunbathing. You may want to wait until the end of peak season, at the beginning of March. Airline and hotel fares are much cheaper. Start planning your vacation today to Kauai, visit our Kauai Travel Guide.h
Pocomo Beach, Wauwinet (Nantucket) Massachusetts
This northern beach is not one to check out if you’re craving a wintertime escape, but Pocomo Beach in Nantucket is a great spot for a summer beach get-away. Located on the Eastern Shore of Nantucket, this beach has warm waters that are great for swimming and kayaking. There’s a wide variety of hotels in the area and a campground on Martha’s Vineyard. Start planning your vacation to Nantucket today, visit our Nantucket Travel Guide.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Outer Banks North Carolina
This beach is best known for its tall, sandy dunes, which offer scenic views as well as privacy. The water’s frothy surf is excellent for swimming, while The Cape Hatteras and Bodie lighthouses provide spectacular views of the surrounding area. The seashore stretches for 72 miles along the Atlantic coast on the Outer Banks, giving you plenty of room to sprawl out and unwind. Vacationing to the Outer Banks? Visit our Outer Banks Travel Guide.
Nauset Beach, Eastham Massachusetts
Nauset is just one of many beaches on the 40-mile stretch of coast encompassing the Cape Cod Seashore. It’s quiet and open year round, although you’ll likely want to limit your sunbathing and swimming to the summer months. Nauset is famous for its beautiful sunsets. Planning a trip to the Cape Cod National Seashore? Visit our Cape Cod National Seashore Travel Guide.
Las Olas Beach, Fort Lauderdale Florida
If you’re looking for a small beach surrounded by clean sand and clear water, you can’t do better than Las Olas Beach in Fort Lauderdale. Alcohol and loud music are forbidden, making it a great spot for sunbathing without worrying about nearby noise. The beach is open 24 hours a day and offers amenities like beach chairs and restrooms. Start planning your vacation today, visit our Fort Lauderdale Beach Vacation Guide.
South Pointe Park Pier, Miami Florida
While the population of Miami is steadily increasing, you can still find some quiet little hideaways. South Pointe Park Pier is located at the tip of Miami Beach and is part of a seventeen-acre park. It’s surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Government Cut Channel, making it a quieter spot with excellent views. You will see the occasional cruise ship passing through the Channel, as well as anglers fishing from the pier. South Pointe Park Pier, is a favorite for Miami locals who want to avoid the tourists and louder attractions. Start planning your vacation today, visit our Miami Beach Travel Guide.
Clam Pass Beach Park, Naples Florida
Naples has no shortage of calm beaches and other things to do, but the Clam Pass Beach Park is one of the best for visitors seeking an escape from the city noise. This beach is just six miles from the downtown area and features peaceful mangrove forests and an extensive boardwalk. Start planning your vacation today, visit our Naples Travel Guide.
El Matador State Beach, Malibu California
You’ll have to hike a bit (or climb stairs) to reach this beautiful beach in Malibu, but it’s well worth the trek. The water is a beautiful deep blue, contrasting nicely with the bright orange sunsets. You'll discover lots of little caves and rocks to climb under. The Blue Sky Center in the nearby desert offers a number of upscale camping areas. Do Malibu California! Start planning your vacation today and visit our Malibu Travel Guide.
Makena Beach, Maui Hawaii
Another Hawaiian beach making the cut as one of the most relaxing is Makena Beach. Maui has an impressive thirty miles of beachfront, but this one, in particular, is known for its soft white sand and tranquil, resort-front vibe. Vacationing to Maui? Visit our Maui Travel Guide!
Lovers Point Beach, Monterey California
Monterey County has nearly a hundred miles of coastline, but Lovers Point Beach is probably one of the most relaxing. This park was established in the late 1800s and is one of the best spots for watching the sunrise.
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The beaches in the U.S. are as plentiful as fish in the ocean. Many of them are a great family get-away with amusement parks and miniature golf courses nearby. If your head is swimming with thoughts of a quiet vacation, consider these top ten beaches for relaxation.