America is a diverse country with many types of geography. One of the best experiences in America is the beaches. Many of these beaches are famous all over the world. Whether you want to lie in the sun, view wildlife or dig for seashells, there is something for everyone. Let’s take a look at eight amazing beach vacations.
1. Cannon Beach, Oregon
Cannon Beach is a seven mile stretch of beach that is breathtaking. Tall rocks out in the ocean rise up amid the waves. The waves come in quite powerfully and crash against the rocks, making for a lovely scene. You can have a picnic on the beach, or play Frisbee or just walk along the sand. One can often get a glimpse of a seal or a killer whale. There are also many bed and breakfasts and hotels along the route with amazing views.
2. Venice Beach, California
Venice Beach is the perfect place for people watching. Located along the Los Angeles shoreline, it is quite an unusual sight for the Canadian traveller. People are dressed up in funny costumes and riding bicycles, roller blading, skateboarding or riding a unicycle. It is quite entertaining to see the different characters along the walkway. There are street performers, body builders working out and several vendors. Many restaurants and bars offer a chance to rest and get out of the sun and observe the live circus.
3. Naples, Florida
This is the perfect beach for a quiet, relaxing getaway for the traveler from Canada. Naples is a small, affluent resort town. There are many five star hotels to choose from. The area is popular with couples and honeymooners. It’s a great place to enjoy the sun and relax on a beautiful beach in front of a sky blue ocean.
4. Punalu’u, Hawaii
An amazing beach would not be complete without a mention of Hawaii. Hawaii has many beautiful beaches, each with its own character. One of the more unusual is Punalu’u. The sand on this beach is soft, black sand, from the soot of ancient volcano activity. Here you can see giant Hawksbill turtles, which come onshore to lay their eggs.
5. Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
This world famous beach is located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The waters of this beach are calm and are perfect for snorkeling or learning to surf. The beach is usually crowded and people watching is another enjoyable activity. This is a great place for the Canadian traveller to get a taste of the typical American beach experience.
6. Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Besides being a beautiful place to sunbathe, this beach is full of history. The oldest lighthouse on the East Coast is located here. This beach is also where the pirate Blackbeard met his demise. Wilbur and Orville Wright also made their first airplane flight here.
7. Miami Beach, Florida
If you are a Canadian Traveller who enjoys the party scene, this beach is for you. Besides being a beautiful place to enjoy the sun and the beautiful bodies, the city of Miami is a non-stop party. The city is full of popular nightclubs, restaurants and bars. It is the place for the traveler who wants to do more than experience the beach.
8. Malibu Beach, California
Malibu Beach is an expensive waterfront town. You can see many mansions up along the cliffs. When you are there, you can see why. Malibu has some of the most stunning views of the beach. The water is crystal clear blue and the sand is pristine. Here you may catch a glimpse of a celebrity.
America has such a wide variety of beaches and every beach has its own unique flavor. Take your pick, whether you want a quiet, relaxing vacation with the typical beach activities, a party scene or a close up view of nature, the Canadian Traveller will be sure to have an amazing experience at one of these beaches.