Best Beaches in America

The Best Beaches in America list is based on reviews and ratings of beaches from many sources. Mission Beach in San Diego, California, comes in at the top of the Beaches list. The next best beaches in America are Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve in Honolulu, Hawaii, Alki Beach in Seattle, Washington, Lanikai Beach in Kailua, Hawaii and Point Lobos State Reserve in Big Sur, California. Those that almost made the top 10 beaches in the USA include Baker Beach in San Francisco, CA, Sand Key Park in Clearwater, FL and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire, MI. For more of America's Best Beaches, there are state Beaches lists linked below including top beach states such as California, Illinois, Hawaii and Oregon.

America's Best Beaches

  1. Mission Beach
    Mission Blvd And Portsmouth Ct, San Diego, CA 92109
     • 808-244-8680

  2. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
    Honolulu, Hawaii
     • 808-973-7250

  3. Alki Beach
    1702 Alki Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98116
     • 206-684-4075

  4. Lanikai Beach
    526 Kawailoa Road, Kailua, HI 96734
     • (808)-923-1811

  5. Point Lobos State Reserve
    Big Sur, California, United States
     • 831-624-8413

  6. Devil's Lake State Park
    Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA
     • 608-356-8301

  7. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
    Big Sur, California, United States
     • 831-667-2315

  8. Kaanapali Beach
    Kaanapali, Hawaii 96761
     • 808-661-4861

  9. Governor Dodge State Park
    4175 Highway 23 North, Dodgeville, WI 53533,
     • 608-935-2315

  10. Manzanita Beach
    Manzanita, Oregon, United States

Honorable Mentions for Beaches of America

  • Baker Beach
    San Francisco, CA, United States
     • 415-561-4323

  • Sand Key Park
    1060 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
     • 727-588-4852

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    9922 Front Street, Empire, MI 49630-9797,
     • 1-(231)-326-5134

  • Heceta Head State Park
    Florence, Oregon, USA
     • 800-551-6949

  • Oak Street Beach
    Chicago, IL
     • 312-742-5121