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You don’t have to travel to the Caribbean or Mediterranean to discover some of the world’s most beautiful stretches of sand. You’ll find some of America’s most spectacular beaches to be just as stunning, if not more so, from Hawaii’s legendary shores to the wild and rugged beaches in Oregon and Northern California as well as Florida’s Caribbean-like waters. Hawaii’s Makena Cove Beach on the island of Maui, pictured above, is renowned for its ultra-soft golden sand, vivid turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and jaw-dropping.
Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Florida
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Siesta Beach on Siesta Key in Florida is known as one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world. TripAdvisor named in No. 1 in the U.S. recently, and the famous Dr. Beach declared the whole island of Siesta Key the best beach in the country back in 2011. The nearly translucent cerulean waters at its edge are ideal for snorkeling too.
Crescent Beach, Ecola State Park, Oregon
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The Oregon coast is renowned as one of the most stunning coastlines on earth. If you want to see the best of the best, Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach is home to stretches of sand like Crescent Beach.
Pfeiffer State Park Beach, Big Sur, California
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Pfeiffer State Park is home to a number of spectacular beaches, including this one on which McWay Falls plunges to the sand below. The park also features a rare purple sand beach.
Lost Coast at Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, California
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At the southern end of the Lost Coast Trail in Northern California’s Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, you’ll find some of the world’s most breathtaking wild and remote beaches.
Victoria Beach, Laguna Beach, California
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Of course, Southern California is also home to famous beautiful beaches, including Victoria Beach.