Top 5 Surfing, Singles, and More Beaches

Best beaches for surfing
   1.
Sunset Beach, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
   2.
Black's Beach, San Diego
   3.
Cape Hatteras area, N.C
   4. Trestles, San Clemente, Calif.
   5.
Malibu Beaches , Malibu, Calif. 
 

Best beaches for solitude

   1. Ilio Point, Molokai, Hawaii

   2. Second Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

   3. Cedar Tree Neck, Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

   4. Henley Cay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

   5. St Joseph Peninsula State Park , Port St. Joe, FL
 

Great family beaches

   1. Nantucket, Mass.  

   2. Hilton Head Island, S.C.   

   3. South Walton, Fla.  

   4. Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio  

   5. La Jolla Beaches, San Diego, Calif.
  

  
Top beaches for people watching

   1. South Beach, Miami  

   2. Venice Beach, Los Angeles

   3. Dig Me Beach, Waikiki

   4. Cherry Grove Beach, Long Island, N.Y.

   5. Black's Beach, San Diego
 

Best beaches for singles

   1. South Beach, Miami, FL

   2. Manhattan Beach, Calif.

   3. Waikiki Beach, Honolulu 

   4. Key West, FL
 

Top beaches for nightlife

   1. South Beach, Miami Beach  

   2. South Padre Island, Texas    

   3. Venice Pier Beach, Calif.   

   4. Coney Island, Brooklyn, N.Y.   

   5. Myrtle Beach, S.C.  
 

Great boardwalk beaches

   1. Atlantic City, NJ   

   2. Ocean City, N.J.    

   3. Rehoboth Beach, Del.  

   4. Ocean City, Md.  

   5. Virginia Beach, Virginia  
 

Best nude beaches

   1. Haulover Beach, Miami   

   2. Black's Beach, San Diego   

   3. Gunnison Beach, Gateway National Recreation Area, N.J. 

   4. Little (Makena) Beach, Maui  

 
Action and adventure beaches

Best sand playground - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI
Best camping -
Clubhouse Beach, Everglades National Park, FL
Best biking -
Marvin Braude Bike Trail, Santa Monica to Torrance CA
Best hiking -
Olympic Coastal Strip, Washington
Best water playground -
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC 

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