10 most spectacular US coastlines

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There’s nothing quite like the sight of land meeting water and the United States has a lot of both! Here are our picks for the top 10 most spectacular pieces of coastline here in the U.S.

There’s nothing quite like the sight of land meeting water. The United States boasts some beautiful stretches of coastline (making for some scenic road trips). Our featured image is Cannon Beach in Oregon by quiltsalad.)

Here are our picks for the top 10 most spectacular pieces of coastline here in the States.

Cape Cod

Massachusetts

Cape Cod, Massachusetts (Image: yannboix)
Cape Cod, Massachusetts (Image: yannboix)

Cannon Beach

Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon (Image: Ryan Harvey)
Cannon Beach, Oregon (Image: Ryan Harvey)

Cumberland Island

Georgia

Cumberland Island, Georgia (Image: dougandme)
Cumberland Island, Georgia (Image: dougandme)

Kiawah Island

South Carolina

Kiawah Island, South Carolina (Image: lauren_dw)
Kiawah Island, South Carolina (Image: lauren_dw)

Ogunquit

Maine

Ogunquit, Maine (Image: Richard Whitaker)
Ogunquit, Maine (Image: Richard Whitaker)

Newport Beach

Rhode Island

Newport Beach, Rhode Island (Image: dbking)
Newport Beach, Rhode Island (Image: dbking)

Waipiʻo Valley, Big Island

Hawaii

Waipi'o Valley, Big Island, Hawaii (Image: paul bica)
Waipi’o Valley, Big Island, Hawaii (Image: paul bica)

Shi Shi Beach, Olympic National Park

Washington

Shi Shi Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington (Image: The Culprit)
Shi Shi Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington (Image: The Culprit)

Tongass National Forest

Alaska

Tongass National Forest, Alaska (Image: USFS Region 10)
Tongass National Forest, Alaska (Image: USFS Region 10)

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur

California

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California (Image: Allie_Caulfield)
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California (Image: Allie_Caulfield)

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10 most spectacular US coastlines was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
Author: Brett Ackroyd (523 posts)

Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.