Our nation is blessed with beautiful beaches from sea to shining sea! Check out our list of some of the nation’s best summer beaches—and pack your Okabashi flip flops to keep feet safe and comfortable in the sand, on the hiking trail, or on the road.
Cape Cod National Seashore—Cape Cod, Massachusetts
John F. Kennedy created this national park in 1961. Forty miles of unspoiled white sand running from the Cape’s “elbow” to the tip of the “hand” comprise the National Seashore.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore—North Carolina
Seventy two miles of surf for swimming, surfing and bodyboarding makes the barrier island beach paradise. Two historic lighthouses offer stunning views of the Outer Banks.
Cumberland Island, Georgia
Georgia’s southernmost barrier island is famous for wild horses supposedly descended from those brought by Spanish explorers. White dunes, mossy live oaks and historic buildings make this beach a true gem.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakshore—Empire, Michigan
Towering white sand dunes, clear water and stunning views make this beach a destination with thousands of miles from the ocean!
Julia Ffeiffer Burns State Park—Big Sur, California
The beaches in Big Sur take a little extra effort to find, but the purple tinted sand, stunning cliffs and waterfall views are unforgettable.
Cannon Beach, Oregon
The perfect funky beach town, Cannon Beach has flat white sands and gorgeous cliff and island views. Oregon weather assures you’ll never be burning up on the beach.