10 Best Romantic Beaches for Valentines Getaway

  • Bocas del Toro, Panama
  • Scott Beach, US Virgin Islands
  • Santa Monica, California
  • Sanibel Island, Florida
  • Lagos, Portugal
  • Kiawah Island, South Carolina
  • Cannon Beach, Oregon
  • Lover's Beach, Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Great Exuma, Bahams
  • Kauai beach

    Hanalei Bay, Kauai

    The two-mile long crescent-shaped beach at Hanalei Bay is one of Hawaii's most beautiful beaches. Walk through the gentle surf on white sand with Kauai's misty mountains as your backdrop. The charming town of Hanalei is filled with galleries and restaurants for a romantic night out.

    Photo courtesy of Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson

  • Punta Laurel

    Bocas del Toro, Panama

    The beaches of Panama's Bocas del Toro archipelago are surrounded by lush rainforest and are delightfully undeveloped. If your idea of romance means seclusion, you'll find it here on the nine island, 50 cays and more than 200 islets.

    Photo courtesy of sanberdoo

  • Scott Beach sunset

    Scott Beach, US Virgin Islands

    Located on St. John island, part of the US Virgin Islands, Scott Beach is one of the most exclusive and secluded in the entire island chain. It also offers excellent snorkeling from shore where you'll often spot sea turtles and sting rays.

    Photo courtesy of LennyBaker

  • Santa Monica Pier

    Santa Monica, California

    There's nothing quite like a California sunset to create romance, and one of the most romantic places to watch is from Santa Monica. Get in touch with your inner child and the beach-side carnival, enjoy an intimate dinner for two and head out to the sand as the sun dips below the horizon.

    Photo courtesy of California Travel and Tourism Commission/

  • Sanibel Island

    Sanibel Island, Florida

    Florida's Sanibel Island is known as one of the best shelling destinations in the country, and it's pretty romantic as well. Charming lighthouses, stunning sunsets, luxurious beach resorts and plenty of room to spread out on the sand await couples who make their way to the island.

    Photo courtesy of Blake Patterson

  • Lagos beach

    Lagos, Portugal

    Located on Portugal's Algarve Coast, Lagos is home to one of the most romantic beaches in Europe. When you've had enough of sun and sand, the town itself boasts cobbled streets and whitewashed buildings, adding to the sense of Old World romance.

    Photo courtesy of Mário José Martins

  • Kiawah beach shells

    Kiawah Island, South Carolina

    When you visit South Carolina's Kiawah Island, you'll have more than 10 miles of pristine sandy beach to choose from. Whether your idea of romance encompasses a luxury beach resort or quaint inn at the shore, Kiawah's got it.

    Photo courtesy of Bill Sutton

  • Cannon Beach

    Cannon Beach, Oregon

    Cannon Beach may not be warm enough for swimming in February, but it's perfect for a walk on the beach cozying up with your loved one. Plus, in one weekend you can experience the magnificent natural beauty of the Oregon shore, dine on freshly caught seafood in a romantic seaside restaurant and spend a day sampling wine in the vineyards of Oregon's own wine country.

    Photo courtesy of Missy S.

  • Lover's Beach

    Lover's Beach, Los Cabos, Mexico

    Escape to warm Cabo this Valentine's Day for a romantic escapade on the beach. The secluded stretch of sand known as Lover's Beach is only accessible by boat, and once you're there, you'll understand how the beach got its name.

    Photo courtesy of Visit Los Cabos

  • Great Exuma, Bahamas

    Great Exuma, Bahams

    The Exuma Islands are made up of 365 cays and small islands in the outlying region of the Bahamas. With the luxurious accommodations of Great Exuma as your base, you and your sweetie can spend each day exploring hidden coves and basking on secluded beaches.

    Photo courtesy of Max Talbot-Minkin


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