• Flickr/Darius Capulet

    Secluded U.S. Beaches

    We’ve dug deep into our arsenal of secret sands to present our top picks for secluded U.S. beaches, where quiet coasts invite in-the-know sunbathers to savor their relative solitude.

  • Flickr/Gregory Moine

    Secluded U.S. Beaches - Bowman's Beach, Florida

    Bowman's Beach on Florida's Sanibel Island is well-known as one of the best shelling spots in the country, but you’ll find little competition here.

  • Currituck County Travel & Tourism Department

    Secluded U.S. Beaches - Carova Beach, North Carolina

    Carova Beach is the most undeveloped of an already spartan beach chain in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Wild horses (some are descendants of shipwrecked Spanish mustangs) roam the protected dunes.

  • Flickr/dougandme

    Secluded U.S. Beaches - Cumberland Island, Georgia

    Cumberland Island, a protected National Seashore in Georgia, has been an in-demand getaway and secluded U.S. beach since the late 19th century, when the Carnegies used it as a family retreat.

  • Flickr/BerniceCB

    Secluded U.S. Beaches - Dry Tortugas, Florida

    Accessible only via boat, Florida's Dry Tortugas are a seven-island cluster in the Gulf of Mexico with excellent reef snorkeling, swimming, and bird and marine life spotting opportunities.

  • Flickr/Darius Capulet

    Secluded U.S. Beaches - Enderts Beach, California

    California's driftwood-strewn Enderts Beach boasts bracing breezes and dramatic views of the Pacific and its denizens (migrating whales can be spotted in March and April), with nary a human in sight.

  • Flickr/Courtney Nash

    Secluded U.S. Beaches - Kaihalulu, Hawaii

    Expect a hard-to-find location, dangerous surf, and a treacherous cliff-hugging path down to the shore at Kaihalulu, also known as Red Sand Beach – off limits to all but the most adventurous.

  • New York State Parks/Long Island Region

    Secluded U.S. Beaches - Orient Beach State Park, New York

    Delightfully desolate Orient Beach State Park, on the tip of Long Island’s North Fork, has a 300-foot sandy stretch and plenty of amenities like a playground, picnic area, and barbecue grills.

  • Flickr/Adam Dale

    Secluded U.S. Beaches - Point Bennett, California

    Point Bennett on the Channel Islands is as far from California freeway culture as you can get. In addition to seals and sea lions, the islands are home to some 2,000 species of plants and animals.

  • Flickr/criana

    Secluded U.S. Beaches - Roque Bluffs, Maine

    Maine's Roque Bluffs consists of a freshwater kettle pond and an ocean-facing pebble beach, both of which provide pristine but chilly swimming (thanks to the Labrador Current).

  • Flickr/Photos by Lina

    Secluded U.S. Beaches - Sandbridge Beach, Virginia

    At Virginia's Sandbridge Beach, stretch out on 5 miles of secluded seashore, marked by pristine sand dunes and surf-worthy waves (surfing instruction can be arranged).

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