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Looking for a getaway to a beach town before summer slips you by? Here are some of the top most-searched beaches in the U.S. in 2018 based on Google searches.

Laguna Beach, CA

Fifteen-foot waves make Laguna Beach a surfer’s paradise. If you’re looking for a laid-back getaway, you can explore marine life in the beach’s famous tide pools or just kick back and take in the scenery somewhere along Laguna Beach’s seven miles of picturesque Pacific coast.


Pismo Beach, CA

Pismo Beach is called “Classic California,” and has broad, beautiful beaches. A don’t-miss feature is the Oceano sand dune area, said to be some of the finest sand dunes in California today. Residents and visitors alike enjoy riding ATVs through the dunes — just be sure you know the local regulations before you ride.

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Newport Beach, CA

Newport Beach, CA, boasts more than 8 miles of sand for visitors to enjoy. It’s marked by two piers, Newport and Balboa, with scenic views and restaurants for the public to enjoy.

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Our list now shifts to the East Coast with Rehoboth Beach, DE. Rehoboth Beach has a famous boardwalk combining the nostalgia of yesteryear with modern conveniences and pleasures. This area is complete with a bandstand, where beachgoers can enjoy a summer concert series.

Daytona Beach, FL

Daytona is more than just a raceway, providing 23 miles of white, sandy beaches with access 24/7. Daytona’s beaches boast many artificial reefs, making them a dream for snorkelers and scuba divers.

Panama City Beach, FL

Panama City Beach is known for its crystal clear water, white sand and beautiful dunes. This beach often makes the lists of the world’s most beautiful beaches because of these attributes, especially the sand, which is actually quartz crystal that has been worn down over time.

Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach is made up of 35 miles of coastline, free and open to the public. Three main beaches comprise the landscape: Chesapeake Bay Beach is perfect for campers and runners wanting to soak in the natural habitat, while Resort Area Beach is home to the busy boardwalk scene, with lots of excitement and tons to do. Sandbridge Beach is a more residential area, great for a quiet beach experience.

Myrtle Beach, SC

This Atlantic Ocean gem offers 60 miles of sand for you to settle on and enjoy the crystal-blue waters. There are numerous activities open to you on these beaches, including kayaking, parasailing, scuba diving, surfing, and much more. Whether you’re seeking ocean adventure or just want to relax and catch some rays, Myrtle Beach is the perfect spot.

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