10 Most secluded beaches in the US

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When we think of private beaches, we often imagine blonde sand, clear water, and tiki huts in faraway lands, but paradise is actually closer than we think. Sure enough, the U.S. has plenty of deserted and untainted beaches that you can access without booking a plane ticket halfway across the globe. Here are the 10 best hidden U.S. shorelines to showcase. Scroll through some of America’s most secluded beaches, and picture yourself with sand-covered toes and salty sea breezes swirling through your hair.


It’s strictly sand and sea along this 5-mile coastline. Dotted with private beach homes, Sandbridge Beach offers a calm and quiet respite from the more crowded Virginia coastal destinations.


Wild horses, armadillos, and deer roam freely on this protected barrier island along the Eastern Seaboard. Riding the ferry is the only way to visit the unspoiled wildlife habitat of this virtually unknown beach.


Kauapea—sometimes called Secret Beach—is a coveted beach tucked between Kilauea Point and Kalihiwai Bay. Accessible via a steep 15-minute hike, the vast beach features rough waves, tidal pools, and even a waterfall that overlooks the sea.

It’s easy to leave crowds, noise, and civilization behind at the quiet coastal trails that lead down to the water at this state park. Spread out a blanket on the sand below and settle in for a front-row view of the sunset without any distractions.

Flickr via Stuart Seeger

Texas might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of beaches, but Rockport may change your mind. Calm and clean, this scenic swath of sand hugs Aransas Bay.

Flickr via Bill Sutton

This Charleston island features 10 miles of pristine coastline, where you’ll find yourself sharing the beach with only turtles and seabirds. Its hushed atmosphere invites you to unwind and listen to the waves crash gently on the shore.


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