Summer is Here and It’s Time to Travel
My readers, it feels like summer is finally here! The weather is warming up and heat waves are crashing through our beautiful country. I don’t know about you, but with the heat comes the need to cool off.
I’ve been to many places and many beaches, darlings. Although many can be hard to travel to or are oftentimes expensive, there are several beaches that you can visit within the United States. These beach destinations are cost-efficient and they neither take long hours of travel time nor extensive planning.
Here are five beaches for a visit with your girlfriends, with family or on a solo trip this summer! So many beaches, so little time!
Manele Bay, Hawaii
Hulopo’e Beach on the island of Lana’i is thought to be one of the world’s most perfect beaches. At the base of Lana’i is Manele Bay, a premier travel destination, my sweet readers. Its crystal blue waters are refreshing and full of wonders. This natural beauty is a sandy beach that any person would be very lucky and thrilled to visit.
The island of Lana’i was once the nation’s largest pineapple plantation. Although this beautiful location is more desolate, its natural beauty is enough to tantalize and titillate the senses. You can take a stroll along the waters, enjoy BBQs, go whale watching and enjoy time under the water while scuba diving! It’s the perfect beach destination to relax and get away from it all, my darlings.
If you haven’t been to Nantucket Island, you must go! This tiny island off Cape Cod is a perfect destination for a long or short beach getaway. It’s a real taste of old school New England, darlings. With its cobblestone streets, high-end boutiques and delicious restaurants, this getaway encompasses more than pristine beaches.
That being said, the beaches here are some of the best, darlings. You can sit on the sandy shores of this small island all day long, enjoying the summer sun and cool waters. If swimming is not your fancy, do not worry. You can go fishing as well or play a game of volleyball! There are so many activities to do for every type of person, no one will be bored. Nantucket Island is also a great place to take your grandchildren. There are so many options!
Coronado, California is a resort city on a peninsula in the San Diego Bay, which means it is surrounded by the waters of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. There are so very many beaches along the coast of California and I wanted to choose one that you may not be as familiar with. This beach stretches 1.5 miles and is home to swimmers, surfers, whale watchers, and sand sculptors. Coronado Beach is also home to a dog beach, my darlings! That means you can bring your furry friend for a fun day at the beach–off leash! How wonderful is that?
As well, darlings, if you so desire, you can stay at the famous Hotel del Coronado and experience a little bit of history or rent a home close to the beach for you and your family. Being so close to San Diego, there are many attractions and spas for you to enjoy. Of course, remember to take in the sunsets, my darlings, and walk along the beach to collect shells and sea glass.
Cape May, New Jersey
This lovely seaside resort town is at the southern tip of New Jersey’s Cape May Peninsula. The pristine beaches and historical land are a perfect beach getaway. I found out that the Cape May district was listed in 1976 on the National Register of Historic Places. That means there is a lot of New England history to be discovered and enjoyed, including the Cape May Lighthouse, which was built in 1859.
What I love about Cape May is that it’s a great and easy place to get around. The public transportation is simple to navigate, most places are pet-friendly and there is much to do for families, including your dogs! After a day on a white shore beach, enjoy a bike ride on the boardwalk, a tour of an old Victorian house or a quiet dinner at a delicious seaside restaurant. There is something for everyone here, trust me!
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina
The sandy shores of Cape Hatteras stretch a whopping 72-miles along the Atlantic Coast, sweet readers. There are large sand dunes and beautiful waters perfect for swimming. Cape Hatteras is also home to the nation’s tallest lighthouse. It stands at 196 feet! If you’re feeling invigorated from the salty sea air, you can climb all 248 steps to the top. Once there, you’ll experience an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean and the wondrous white shores.
The website for Cape Hatteras notes this a place to “engage your senses” and I must agree. The beauty and nature of this national park will surely be a sight to see for you and your travel partners. Maybe you will even see a sea turtle. That would be so magical, wouldn’t it?