Finding the perfect sun, sand, and surf beach doesn’t sound like a challenge but adding a remoteness to the picture is not an easy task. There are plenty of locations in the US that offer secluded beach spots that nobody knows about, but Florida, California, and Hawaii are the states where you can find your piece of beach paradise most easily. Here’s a list of some of the most beautiful remote beaches in the United States that everyone who looks for a mixture of surf and solitude will love to visit.
Bowman’s Beach, Florida
If you’re dreaming about linen-white sandy beaches where you can just relax all day long without listening to the noisy crowds, then Sanibel Island 25 miles southwest of Fort Meyers in Florida is the right place for you. Bowman’s Beach is Sanibel’s most peaceful place and it’s also known as one of the best shelling spots in the country, but you won’t find many people here. Bowman’s Beach has a minimal development of amenities, but it has something that can’t be found anywhere else on Sanibel: barbecue grills.
Carova Beach, North Carolina
Carova Beach is a barrier beach that covers the upper stretches of the Upper Banks. It’s the less developed beach in the chain of remote beaches. What keeps the region remote is the lack of paved roads, so four-wheel vehicles are a must. It’s important to drive slowly through the region because you might see wild horses, descendants of shipwrecked Spanish mustangs.
Enderts Beach, California
The imposing old-growth redwoods overshadow the area’s remote beaches that are separated from the forest with swaths of sand and marsh. Enderts Beach is one of the most beautiful in the Redwood National Park, offering rock-studded, driftwood-laden shoreline perfect for sunset walks or sunny afternoons with your favorite book. Getting there requires a 1-mile walk on the abandoned old Coast Highway. The biggest attraction on Enderts Beach happens at low tide when pools that are full of sea stars, green anemones, and urchins are revealed.
Cumberland Island, Georgia
Cumberland Island is a protected National Seashore where you can see wild horses, armadillos, and sea turtles that call the island home. The National Park Service limits the number of visitors to 300 a day, but if you decide to stay at the Greyfield Inn you can have an unlimited stay on the island and gain access to a 1000-foot wide stretch of sand that you can call your own during the entire vacation. Cumberland Island is also designated as United Nations International Biosphere Reserve.
Point Bennett, California
Have you ever heard of North America’s Galapagos? Well, you just did. Pods of bottlenose dolphins jumping in and out of the water is going to be the first image you see as your boat approaches San Miguel in the Channel Islands National Park. Point Bennett is a stunning remote beach where you can see seals and sea lions enjoying the sun undisturbed by the visitors. By the way, Channel Islands are home to 2000 animal and plant species. More than 145 of them are endemic to the islands and can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Ferries to San Miguel run from Ventura, a beautiful California coastal town full of trendy lounges, antique shops, and quirky bed-and-breakfasts.
If a remote beach holiday is what you’ve been dreaming of for a while, then you can choose one of these extraordinary places and have the vacation of a lifetime. Always pay attention to the beauties that your own country offers before spending thousands of dollars on a faraway trip. Choose your favorite secluded places, have a nice time and good luck.