It’s hard being stuck indoors during lockdown, but these difficult times won’t last forever, and when they’re over, we’ll all emerge with a renewed appreciation for the natural world. What better way to develop it than with a trip to the beach? This article will help you to choose the perfect spot for your well-deserved vacation.
Best beaches for relaxation
For those who have been stuck inside in cramped accommodation, nothing is going to beat the isolation blues like kicking back on a spacious beach where you can see for miles. The quiet beaches along the Pali coast on the island of Molokai, Hawaii, are a wonderful place to relax and block out the outside world. The white sands of Carmel are one of the most peaceful spots on the California coast, especially beautiful at sunset, and you could also consider the wild, sandy dunes of Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
Best party beaches
If you can’t wait to get out there and dance and drink and let your hair down, Miami’s South Beach is hard to beat, with something happening every night. You’ll love the glamor of Venice Beach, Los Angeles, and it’s happy hour for eight hours a night on South Padre Island, Texas. Just remember that safety will remain an issue for a few months and go prepared. Make sure you carry a hand sanitizer that is highly effective based on the alcohol content and keep in mind that, even with an effective hand sanitizer, you should still try to limit the amount that you touch other people.
Best beaches for sport
After being cramped up indoors, you’ll want to get back in shape, and there’s nowhere better to put your fitness to the test than the California coast – especially Sand Dollar Beach in Big Sur, where some of the world’s best surfers gather. Cocoa Beach near Orlando, Florida, gives it a run for its money, however, and if you want to do something that gives you more time to take in your beautiful surroundings, check out the kayaking, canoeing and scuba diving activities in Hawaii’s Anaeho’omalu Bay.
Best beaches for families
If you have kids, you need to choose a vacation that will entertain the whole family, so why not try Silver Beach by St Joseph, Michigan, which has a children’s museum nearby and a great playground right beside the sand, plus calm waters for little ones to splash around in? Other good places to check out include Gulf State Park Pavilion Beach in Alabama, where you can go kayaking together and enjoy wildlife spotting, and Coronado Central Beach by San Diego, which has amazing tide pools to explore.
Whatever kind of beach you’re looking for, America has something for you, so why not spend some time during lockdown planning the perfect trip? That way, you’ll be all ready to go when the time comes – and you’ll have happy daydreams with which to brighten up your days at home in isolation.