Beach vacations are always popular, but sometimes you want an escape from the typical crowds and chain restaurants found in the frequently visited coastal locations. If you’re looking for a quieter fun in the sand location this year, here are a few secluded beach vacation spots in the US.
Bald Head Island, NC
Have a stretch of beach to yourself on Bald Head Island as you relax in one of the North Carolina beachfront rentals available to you. Here you’ll find no cars because you arrive by ferry and get around the island by golf cart. Spend all your time on the quiet beach or enjoy other nature-filled activities like fishing, clamming, canoeing or birdwatching. Charter a boat to explore the island’s creeks and marshes or buy a ferry pass to visit the nearby quaint town of Southport for unique shopping and dining. At night, you can enjoy the peace and tranquility as you stargaze from the deck of your vacation rental house.
Sandbridge Beach, VA
Head south from Virginia Beach and you’ll discover the secluded beaches and pristine dunes of Sandbridge Beach. There no resorts on this stretch of sand, just cozy condos or beach houses to rent that all offer easy beach access. Sandbridge is a biker’s paradise as you can pedal through a wildlife refuge or over to the nearby state park. You’ll also find opportunities to kayak or hike for those times you can tear yourself away from the beautiful beach.
Roque Bluffs, ME
You’ll find 274 acres of peaceful coastal scenery and sprawling landscapes in Roque Bluffs, Maine. There are no hotels or motels here, only charming cottages and vacation home rentals located along a quiet half-mile of pebbled beach. Explore Kennebec Bay or Simpson Pond by kayak or canoe and drop a fishing line for a chance to catch tasty trout for dinner. Hikers will love exploring the rock cliffs in the area.
Second Beach, WA
This is a great location if you love to tent camp, because that’s the only accommodations available at this Olympic Coast beach destination in Washington. You will find hotels close by in the tiny town of La Push. A hiking trail is the only way to access this quiet stretch of sand that borders a forest and impressive bluffs. Peace and quiet rule here as you take in the beauty of the coastline.
These secluded beach locations will give you the peaceful vacation you’re looking for and offer summer fun in the sand away from the usual crowds.