Facts in a Box: Top 5 American Beaches according to ABC News
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 22:04
1.) Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, Fla.: Central Sarasota’s gateway to the Gulf of Mexico, Siesta Key Beach is an island that combines luxurious amenities with a relaxed vibe. Just hope you’ll be there long enough to take a nice siesta on Siesta.
2.) Coronado Beach, San Diego, Calif.: Coronado is sprawled out next to the blue Pacific Ocean. Crossing the Coronado Bridge you can go from downtown San Diego to sandy beaches in a salty breeze.
3.) Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii: This beach is named after Duke Paoa Kahanamoku who was an Olympic swimmer Gold Medal winner and who many call the “Father of Modern Surfing.”
4.) Main Beach, East Hampton, N.Y.: Just two hours from the city that never sleeps, you will find plenty of peace and quiet on the sand. All next to high-end boutiques, movie theaters and eateries for the city dweller who can’t sit still.
5.) Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks, N.C.: The nation’s first national seashore is home to many federally protected endangered species. Climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a traditional experience for beach visitors.