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5 Best Beach Locations in the US

Published: May 08, 2018

As the summer approaches and families and groups of friends begin to plan their days of relaxation and blowing off steam, a trip to the beach sounds the perfect vacation. Well who doesn't love the beach? Soft and warm sand in your feet, soft breeze blowing through clear sunny skies and the melodic drumming of water hitting the shore; the beach is the perfect remedy for de-stressing.

Each year many people plan their excursions but are unaware of the best locations in the country where they can get the most amazing beach experience. According to surveys and people's preference, the following list includes the best beaches around the US.

1. Clearwater Beach – Clearwater, Florida

An hours' drive away from St. Petersburg and Tampa, Clearwater is a true representation of its name. The pristine beach is a picture of white sand, crystal clear waters, tall palm trees swaying with the wind, blowing through a sunny clear blue sky shining down people. For the past few years the beach has earned its first spot as America's best beach. It is the country's only beach among the top 10 beaches around the world.

2. Ka'anapali Beach – Maui, Hawaii

Spread across three miles of estate for people to enjoy sun bathing and surfing the clear water, the Ka'anapali is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Aloha State. This quaint island on Maui is the perfect sample of Mother Nature's Hawaiian beauty. You can shred on the incoming waves of the crystal water, walk along the shoreline, go cliff diving off of Puu Kekaa or go around touring and zip lining with the Ka'anapai Skyline group.

3. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve - Oahu, Hawaii

Second beach from the land of tropical beauty, Hanauma Bay is Hawaii's most gorgeous coastlines. Not only does it offer the views of blue waters and clear skies, but also one of the world's most enchanting marine ecosystems. Visitors can wade through the crystal water and swim among different types of tropical fish and coral; this makes snorkeling a must, especially in the early morning.

4. Siesta Beach – Siesta Key, Florida

Along the shores of the East Coast, you will find an 8 mile stretch of soft white sand known as the Siesta Beach. Visitors are greeted with views of shallow waters painted in shades of blue and green. You can enjoy a relaxing day while sun bathing, playing volleyball, tennis or bar-b-q in the picnic area. Beachgoers can surf on the incoming waves, snorkel or lounge around the waters, taking in the beauty around them.

5. Santa Monica Beach – Santa Monica, California

One of the most famous places in movies and pop culture, Santa Monica beach is California's haven for people looking for an escape from the city and fun on the Pacific Coast. The soft grains of the sand under your feet, mesmerizing views of the mountains and palm trees just over Los Angeles make the beach a must go in the area. Besides the crashing waves of the beach, Santa Monica is home to the Santa Monica pier, where you can enjoy an aquarium, restaurants and an amusement park overlooking the ocean.

Although the US has many more beaches, these five are the best, where you can sit under the sun and get some much needed vitamin D, while making most of the summer.

By the way, Sentinel Limousine has plenty of room to carry all your beach toys to the airport or you can treat your friends to a local beach day - we'll take care of the driving.