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2019 Top 10 Best Beaches in North America

Whether you’re planning summer vacation or a quick break. Here is the zoobella guide to Top 10 best beaches in north America for 2019

#10 LAGUNA BEACH – California

Laguna Beach, located in the chic, cultured town of the same name, is a stretch of the Southern California coastline famous for its thriving surf culture, and seemingly endless days of sun. This unique span of shore is anything but bland with romantic coves, soaring cliffs, and dazzling blue water, easily attracting those with an affinity for the active, outdoor lifestyle. Sunsets on Laguna Beach are truly spectacular and are best enjoyed by one of the fire pits on the beach.

#9 BOWMAN’S BEACH – Florida

Located on picturesque Sanibel Island, Bowman’s Beach is a shell-seeker’s paradise, and has even won awards for being one of the best “shelling beaches” in the world. Fishing, bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming are other popular pastimes on this pristine beach, which is one of the only stretches of sand on the island that has barbeque grills. Those who enjoy nature unfettered by buildings will be right at home on this charming shore.

#8 HONOPU BEACH – Kauai, Hawaii

One of the most remote shores in the world, Honopu Beach, located on Kauai’s Na Pali Coast, can only be accessed by swimming. This Jurassic-like wonderland features two coves, separated by a massive rock arch, and is set against towering 1,200-foot sea cliffs. If you’re an intrepid traveler, willing to swim the distance from neighboring Kalalau Beach, or an offshore boat, be sure to wear fins and check ocean conditions to ensure you don’t get caught in dangerous waters.

#7 LONG BEACH – British Columbia, Canada

Long Beach, the perfectly named, seemingly endless shore in British Columbia’s Pacific Rim National Park, is part of a 34,800-acre area covered in coastal temperate rainforest. This pristine expanse of nature is a core protected area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Resting in the emerald forest bordering the beach is the Green Point Campground, which is especially enjoyable in the summer as activities like swimming, fishing, and kayaking can easily be enjoyed

#6 ISLA HOLBOX – Holbox Island

An island north of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, Isla Holbox exudes so much serenity that even looking at a photo of it makes you relax. This remote, car-free island is surrounded by khaki-colored sands that disappear into baby blue waters, filled with its own wonders, such as active rainbow-hued marine life, sea turtles and whale sharks – so don’t forget your snorkel and mask. Isla Holbox is an ideal destination for those looking to step away from busyness, and immerse themselves in a full-on communion with nature.

#5 LANIKAI BEACH – Oahu, Hawaii

Lanikai, which means “heavenly sea,” is aptly named as its crystal waters seem to sparkle with the luster of millions of diamonds. This mesmerizing shore offers calm waters, ideal for watersports like kayaking and paddle boarding, and more peaceful endeavours like a long nap on a floatie. The vibrant tapestry of colors surrounding this beach makes it a beacon of creativity for photographers and artists looking for breathtaking inspiration. So, if you come to this beloved oasis, be prepared to stay awhile, as the thought of leaving might feel unbearable.

#4 HONOKALANI BEACH – Maui, Hawaii

Honokalani Beach, deemed sacred by the Hawaiian people, is a small volcanic crescent-shaped beach tucked in the stunning Waianapanapa State Park in Hawaii. The jet black sand, bright turquoise water and lush green forest create a mystical, otherworldly effect on this sacred stretch of sand. While the surf is too powerful to swim in, the glistening water flowing onto the black sand, with the backdrop of vibrant foliage, creates endless opportunities for captivating photos.

#3 BALANDRA BEACH – Baja California Sur, Mexico

Glassy water is easy to come by at Balandra Beach as it sits in a bay, protecting it from the open ocean. Located in the desert climate of Baja California, this beach offers a striking environment of clear hillsides speckled with bright green cacti silhouetted against clear, blue skies. This area has been able to maintain its remote charm as it was named a Natural Protected Area in 2008, and is the ideal location for a full escape from the fast pace of daily life

#2 – PLAYA NORTE – Isla Mujeres Island, Cancun, Mexico

As the main beach on Isla Mujeres, you’re sure to find fun, friendly vibes on these coral sands as you settle into island life. Napping in a lounge chair, floating through clear waters, that are only about chest-deep, or wandering the beach with a cold drink in hand are favorite pastimes on this laid-back, five-mile stretch of sand. A unique perk of this shore is that it’s one of the only locations in the region where you can see the sun set in the water.

#1 TULUM BEACH – Quintana Roo, Mexico

Iconic Tulum Beach is a quintessential destination for travelers on the hunt for an idyllic, serene getaway. Stunning white sands and bright teal waters combine to create a beach that leaves an indelible imprint on travelers. The “beach strip,” which runs the length of the beach, offers a collection of bohemian-esque restaurants and accommodations, ensuring you can always be within a few steps of the powder-like sand and sparkling water Tulum is known for.