Top 5 Surfing, Singles, and More Beaches

Best beaches for surfing
   1.
Sunset Beach, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
   2.
Rincon State Beach, Carpinteria CA
   3.
Cape Hatteras area, NC
   4.
Trestles, San Clemente, CA
   5.
Malibu Surfrider Beach, Malibu, CA 
 

Best beaches for solitude

   1. Ilio Point, Molokai, Hawaii

   2. Second Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

   3. Cedar Tree Neck, Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

   4. Henley Cay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

   5. St Joseph Peninsula State Park , Port St. Joe, FL
 

Great family beaches

   1. Nantucket, Mass.  

   2. Hilton Head Island, S.C.   

   3. South Walton, Fla.  

   4. Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio  

   5. La Jolla Shores Beach, La Jolla CA  

  
Top beaches for people watching

   1. South Beach, Miami  

   2. Venice Beach, Los Angeles

   3. Dig Me Beach, Waikiki

   4. Cherry Grove Beach, Long Island, N.Y.

   5. Santa Cruz Boardwalk Beach, Santa Cruz CA
 

Best beaches for singles

   1. South Beach, Miami, FL

   2. Manhattan Beach, California

   3. Waikiki Beach, Honolulu 

   4. Key West, FL
 

Top beaches for nightlife

   1. South Beach, Miami Beach  

   2. South Padre Island, Texas    

   3. Venice Pier Beach, Los Angeles   

   4. Coney Island, Brooklyn, N.Y.   

   5. Myrtle Beach, S.C.  
 

Great boardwalk beaches

   1. Atlantic City, NJ   

   2. Ocean City, N.J.    

   3. Rehoboth Beach, Del.  

   4. Ocean City, Md.  

   5. Virginia Beach, Virginia  
 

Best nude beaches

   1. Haulover Beach, Miami   

   2. Black's Beach, San Diego   

   3. Gunnison Beach, Gateway National Recreation Area, N.J. 

   4. Little (Makena) Beach, Maui  

 

Action and adventure beaches

Best sand playground - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI
Best camping -
Clubhouse Beach, Everglades National Park, FL
Best biking - Santa Monica to Torrance California
Best hiking -
Olympic Coastal Strip, Washington
Best water playground -
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC 

Listing of United States Beaches