Planning Your Summer Vacation at the Best Hidden Beaches in the U.S.

Have a blast at these 10 beautiful destinations this summer

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Nobody can resist a beach vacation. You get to make doing-nothing sound like fun, exciting, and spiritual cleansing. Spending a day at the beach is not only a favorite summer pastime, but also a chance to exit the digital realm and reconnect with the rhythm of the nature.

Luckily, U.S. is known for its long and diverse coastlines. If you are hoping to hit the beach and avoid the crowds this summer, you are in the right place. There are long stretches of untouched sand in the U.S. accessible to all but without the crowds. A calm day by the water is no more a fantasy.

Along the U.S. coastline, and even in the Great Lakes, you're sure to find a secluded beach somewhere that's a hidden gem ready for unveiling. From the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to just beyond the redwood trees of California, and past the busy shorelines of Long Island, secluded beaches aren't so hard to find after all. 

Second Beach, Washington

It’s named “second” but listed number one here because it offers the best camping spot where the lush greens meet the calm waters. The trail there is not long but may be strewn with fallen trees and driftwood. Once you make it there, you will not be sorry.

Dry Tortugas, Florida

Dry Tortugas National Park is by far one of the country's least visited national parks. The beach is only accessible by boat or plane, but the difficult commute makes it all the more appealing. It’s a haven for gorgeously pristine, turquoise waters, and white sands. Sited 70 miles off the shore of Key West, it’s home to the historic Fort Jefferson. 

Assateague Island, Maryland

Assateague Island is a nature sanctuary abound with sand and greenery. It’s home to many wild horses that are free to roam the land. Going to Wild Beach is a bit of a trek, where can only access by foot or boat, sunbathing in this stunning spot makes it totally worth it. You may catch a glimpse of the wild horse too.

Paako Cove, Hawaii

Pa'ako is also known as the "Secret Cove" on Maui. In order to get to it, you have to pass through a lava-rock wall located in a residential area, which can be a bit of a challenge. Once you do get there, you’ll be awestruck by its heavenly view. This area is also highly popular for weddings, and it's pretty easy to see why.

South Manitou Island, Michigan

Lake Michigan is so expansive that you can't even see to the other side. So, standing on the coastline feels a lot like being on the ocean shore. On South Manitou Island, which is only accessible by ferry, you can get a sandy beach experience, plus lots of lighthouse photos, without other tourists getting in the way.

Carova Beach, North Carolina

You won't find many paved roads on this part of the Outer Banks, which makes this beach feel like you're truly on the verge of the world. However, you will have to drive on some sand dunes before you can relax and sunbathe all day, so be sure to bring your four wheel drive.

Orient Beach State Park, New York

Take a break from the crowds on those other Long Island and city beaches, and head to North Fork in Suffolk County instead. You can bike, kayak, or just have a family cookout without tons of intruders. The beach is pretty small, but it won't feel small when you think about being in close quarters with other people on Jones Beach.

Enderts Beach, California

The staggering trees of Redwood National Park tend to overwhelm this part of California, but if you're able to take the hike in order to get to the coastline, you'll find tons of sand and wildflower-covered bluffs. Lay out in the sand or swim in a tide pool to cool yourself off.

Roque Bluffs, Maine

Away from the busy, lobster-catching harbors to the south, you'll find one of the most secluded beaches in the U.S. But just because it's secluded doesn't mean it's not outfitted for visitors. The pebble beach along Englishman Bay has picnic tables, children's play areas, and plenty of grills for cookouts, too.

Cumberland Island, Georgia

Grab a ferry and enjoy 17 miles of pure, isolated bliss. You can sit on the sand dunes watching wild horses roaming or explore old Spanish mission ruins and 19th-century homes. Or, just relax by the surf. It's paradise for a beach goer who just wants to connect with nature.

These are the top 10 most scenic and least visited beaches in the country where you can sunbath without any bother. Sunbathing is fun and full of health benefits. However, drinking plenty of water is the key to do it properly. So no matter where you are heading, remember to take the newest BUZIO 64oz water bottle with you. Featuring a straw lid directly twisting into the bottle, it’s not only neat on the look, but also sanitary and easy to use, cracking the dilemma of having to drink from an exposed surface. Savoring refreshing icy water while taking in the most breathtaking views will make you feel like you truly are in heaven.