There have been many threads about the best beaches but most are about specific destinations or regions. I thought it would be fun and useful to start one that is open to the world. Post away!
I'll start: Charleston, S.C. (beautiful and wide, soft sand and warm waters. You can also see dolphins jumping through the surf!), Carmel, CA (just love this area in general and the community is wonderful. Laid back beach and noticed lots of people having little campfires), and Santorini, Greece (amazing beaches in a variety of colors. It's like a dream!).
USA Today Travel ) and all of the writers are leading a discussion on Twitter today if you want to join. Here are the details:
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My wife plans our beach trips and she lets Dr. Beach (www.drbeach.org) do the research for us. So far, we've been very happy with his selections. Recent visits:
Main Beach, East Hampton, NY
Siesta Key, Florida
Grayton Beach State Park, Florida
Coronado Beach, San Diego, California
Grayton State Park earlier this month
I thought the same thing. If I hadn't been there myself I would have thought it was photoshopped. I shared more photos, my first post on the community, in this album: Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard
No, we didn't camp there, but the tent offered a great reprieve from the sun during the day and fit nicely in our luggage.