Every now and then, someone will throw a question out there on social media, and for whatever reason, hundreds of people will come piling in with their opinions. There is no rhyme or reason as to what talking points get people the most fired up, but American beaches are one of them. Let’s find out what people had to say about the best beaches in the United States…
A Simple Question Goes Viral
The original poster (OP) explained that she was about to embark on a massive road trip across the United States that would last an entire month. She was planning on seeing some of the country’s best spots but had noticed that beaches were missing from her itinerary.
Therefore, she bravely asked the Travel forum what they thought the best beaches were in the US. We say brave because some users on this forum have been known sometimes to throw out controversial opinions.
Within her question, OP mentioned that she was interested in visiting Rialto and Ruby Beach in the Pacific Northwest because she is fascinated by the large rock structures that can be found across both beaches. She mentioned this because she wanted to make the point that she was interested in atypical, unique beaches that are different from the norm.
After hitting send on the post, it didn’t take long for the comments to come flooding in.
Plenty of Options for OP to Mull Over
OP can’t complain about a lack of options, with more than 500 people commenting on the post in the space of just six days. The most liked comment came from someone who suggested two possible options. Their comment read:
“The two greatest coast drives in the US are the drive from Miami to Key West and the Pacific Coast Highway starting in Carmel and going south through Big Sur. Both are completely different, but both are worth doing. Time the Florida one so you’re on the 7-mile bridge during sunset.”
Another user was keen to recommend the pacific coast highway, calling it “beyond amazing.” They even advised OP on the best route to take, saying:
“Starting from the 17-mile drive in Monterey and Point Lobos in Carmel by the Sea to Mcway Falls and Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, from Golden Gate Bridge in SF to Santa Monica Pier in LA, the Point Reyes National Seashore ( love the cypress Tree tunnel) – the entire drive from north to south is beautiful.”
Another popular recommendation came from someone who thought OP should swing by Oregon on her month-long road trip. They said: “There’s a beautiful beach in Ecola State Park (Indian Beach?) in Oregon that gets visitors, but much less than Cannon Beach just to the south.
The park is gorgeous, and the beach is a highlight even in the off-season. The light hitting the coastline as you look to the south and the rock formations and the rugged coastline is perfect. It’s one of many in Oregon, but it’s a good one.”
The Best Beaches in America
Have you got any personal favorites when it comes to beaches in the USA? If you were asked to pick one recommendation, which one would you choose and why? Let us know in the comments.