Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is right around the corner, so that means beach days are upon us. I, for one, can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend afternoon than with my toes in the sand.
Not all beaches are created equal – some are family-friendly destinations, some have caves & coves for more exploration. Check out these beaches in the US that will look absolutely perfect on your Instagram feed.
Good Harbor Beach, Massachusetts
Just a hop away from Boston, Good Harbor Beach is an idyllic location for long walks, body surfing, or lounging. Plus, at low tide, you can walk out to Salt Island and get another view. Photo by @lindsaygalvinphotography
Lanikai Beach, Hawaii
You’d get some good ‘grams at any beach in Hawaii, but Lanikai Beach has the perfect blend of soft sand, blue waters, and a bit of seclusion. Photo by @melikinis
Black Sands Beach, California
It’s not every day you see black sand! This beach in northern California photographs beautifully, and lacks the blistering heat that black sand beaches are known to have. Photo by @taylorhamscher
Assateague Island, Maryland
Camp, kayak, or just take a stroll on Assateague Island – you won’t regret it. The island has plenty of marshes to explore and wildlife to see – including wild horses. Photo by @static_vin
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
On Kiawah Island, maritime forests and marshes are crawling with turtles, whitetail deer, and seabirds – perfect for your #WildWednesday snap. Photo by @linzybinzy120
Bandon State Natural Area, Oregon
This Oregon state park is not your typical beach – some of its impressive rock sculptures look otherworldly! Plus, it boasts hiking trails, fishing, perfect peaks for pictures, and relaxing waves. Photo by @kylelayser
Sandspur Beach, Florida
A quiet beach with crystal clear blue water – this Florida Key is perfect for snorkeling and lounging. Photo by @ecmiska
South Padre Island, Texas
Located on the coastal tip of Texas, South Padre Island pairs its warm Gulf waters with beautiful scenery and bird watching. Photo by @morganwhitneyphotography
Orange Beach, Alabama
Alabama’s Gulf shoreline stretches for just 53 miles, but there is a lot of wildlife to see and peaceful waves to enjoy, especially at the family-friendly Orange Beach. Photo by @type2photography
Don’t let your travel photos sit on your phone or hard drive! Your beautiful beach shots will look great on a large Print.
Thanks to @melliott930 for our top photo!