Beach Destinations: At Home and Abroad

  • Pastel houses of the fishing village of Camogli line the beach

    Camogli, Italy

    Located on the Italian Riviera, the beaches of Camogli are incredibly romantic. The scenery is fantastic, and as a best-kept secret of the Riviera, the beaches are quiet and relaxing.

    Photo courtesy of Roby Ferrari

  • Sunset at Hilton Head

    Hilton Head, SC

    The gorgeous views that Hilton Head offers year-round can only be improved upon by the fabulous facilities and free parking found at Coligny Beach.  It's a fun and convenient destination for the entire family, even small children.

    Photo courtesy of Lee Edwin Coursey

  • Steep dunes lead to the shore

    Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a hidden gem in Empire, Michigan.  It's not your typical beach as it lies on the shores of Lake Michigan.  Yet, the sugary sand and tranquility of this unexpected haven rivals that of most conventional beaches.

    Photo courtesy of farlane

  • Paranga Beach in Mykonos

    Mykonos, Greece

    Beaches of Mykonos offer the best of both worlds, especially Paranga Beach.  During the day, calm crowds linger and sunbathe on the clothing-optional stretch of golden sand.  By night, music plays and the beach party gets started.

    Photo courtesy of pandemia

  • Provincetown beaches are a great spot for a stroll

    Provincetown, MA

    Just a stone's throw from Boston, the quiet, clean and spacious beaches of Provincetown offer the perfect spot for a romantic picnic.  Various sea creatures such as whales can frequently be spotted from your comfy spot in the sand, so bring your binoculars.

    Photo courtesy of Narith5

  • Chill out in Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Santa Barbara has so many beaches to choose from that you could pick a different one each day of the week.  Each beach also offers something unique to sun-worshipers as one may be suitable for a nice sandy jog with Fido while another is great for working on your tan and striking up a conversation with surfers.

    Photo courtesy of Juan Carlos!

  • The golden sands of Zlatni Rat

    Bol, Croatia

    For a diverse and beautiful beach experience, the Zlatni Rat in Croatia can't be beat.  Located on a promontory, the shape of the beach changes with the tide.  The wind here also attracts windsurfers, which makes for great entertainment without ever having to leave your lounge chair.

    Photo courtesy of Sitomon

  • Sunrise over Montauk

    Montauk, NY

    At the tip of Long Island, the beaches of Montauk offer a more laid-back atmosphere than those of its Hamptons counterparts.  You can camp in an RV at Gin Beach, and be there for the breathtaking sunrise over an empty shoreline.

    Photo courtesy of Jasen Miller

  • Surfing and para-sailing in Virginia Beach

    Virginia Beach, VA

    Home to a Naval Air Station, you might expect the beaches of Virginia Beach to be a prime party spot.  But, the beaches are actually a great fit for families, couples, and singles.  Dunes offer privacy and seclusion, and the lack of crowds allows for some relaxation.  And, who knows? Single ladies might meet an "officer and gentleman" while lounging on the sand.

    Photo courtesy of vabeachnet

  • Relaxing shores of Kennebunk Beach

    Kennebunkport, MN

    Within walking distance of town, Kennebunk Beach is a somewhat small, but gorgeous place to take the entire family.  The beach becomes a bit more lively during the peak summer months, but you can't beat the comfortable temperatures of the Maine coastline.

    Photo courtesy of pvsbond

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