Best Sunny Beach Destinations In USA

Family beach trips are well known for building great memories for all who travel. It is not a common event that one destination pleases every member of the family, but the beach usually does the trick. There are not many people that just hate the sunshine and salty air of the nation’s coastal regions.

The hardest part of deciding to plan a beach vacation is choosing which beach to visit. No one likes an overcrowded or stormy beach trip. There is an art to choosing the perfect travel location. Take a look at this quick overview of what we deem the best sunny beach destinations in America.

Top 4 Beach Destinations in USA

Ocean City, Maryland
If the family seeks the classic American beach trip, then Ocean City, Maryland is the place to go. Its longstanding boardwalk provides old-fashioned fair rides and powdery sands. Just watch out for the tasty little blue crabs.

Carnival rides twinkle in the nightscape of the beach and sun-seekers can parasail during the day. Even those of us struggling with limited visual abilities could see that Ocean City is one of the most beautiful places around.

Destin, Florida
Destin, Florida is one of the best places in the world to swim with dolphins. Its crystal clear waters offer host to a beautiful meeting of man and fish. It is also the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” The city was founded in the early 1830’s as a fishing town.

When a large bridge connected the town to Florida’s mainland, its tourist market exploded. Destin is still a relatively small town, but it inflates to more than twice its normal size during the summer season.

Here’s a great tool for the Best Fish Finder so you know what you are fishing for.

Outer Banks, North Carolina
The Outer Banks of North Carolina are more than just a great place for a history lesson. The home of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first flight (as Kill Devil Hills), the pirate Blackbeard’s last battle, and a beautiful chain of barrier islands that host a slew of family-friendly beaches and shops.

Fishing, camping, windsurfing, and mini-golf are only a few of the extra activities friends and family can enjoy while visiting the area. The Outer Banks also offers a unique ability to explore thousands of shipwrecks via scuba diving. It really is a neat place to visit!

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Though there is already mention of the Sunshine State, Florida plays host to yet another excellent beach destination. Fort Lauderdale, Florida is known as the “Venice of America.”

The city hosts white sandy beaches and clear blue ocean waters, along with an elegant shopping district, and over 185 miles of waterways and canals stocked with pricey yachts and ships. The nightlife and cuisine present in this coastal city rivals all others.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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