5 US Beach Destinations for Summer 2012 – as part of the travel series by GeoBeats.
Here are 5 beaches in the continental US that should be on your radar for summer, 2012.
Number 5 — Coronado Beach in San Diego is essentially a dream beach setting with pristine waters and clean sands. The Travel Channel named it one of America’s best beaches. Surrounded by mansions, beachside restaurants and the infamous Hotel Del Coronado, it a perfect spot for a fun filled getaway.
Number 4 — Virginia Beach, where you can sunbathe during the day and continue your beach experience on the boardwalk at night. The 3 mile newly renovated boardwalk has more than 40 hotels, upscale restaurants, a bike path and a carnival atmosphere. They even offer wine tastings!
Number 3 — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk was named the ‘World’s Best Seaside Amusement Park’ by Amusement Today. The colorful beachside park is simply perfect for families or adults that remain children at heart! Offering a video arcade, mini golf course, laser tag arena and dozens of fun rides resting alongside a sandy, sprawling ocean.
Number 2 — Sanibel Island in Florida will surely make all beach goers content! Known as ‘Shell Island’, it is home to an abundance of different sea shells. The 12 mile long barrier island has protected wildlife reserves, bike trails, fine fishing, shelling and one of a kind shops that make for a relaxed, but fun trip.
Number 1 – Aquinnah Beach rests on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Ranked one of the top beaches in Massachusetts, it is surrounded by vibrant, jagged cliffs and rock sculptures. With such natural surroundings, one can peacefully explore, hop on a bike ferry or venture through Martha’s Vineyard for a unique shopping and dining experience.