With Christmas in the air, December is a special time for those living in and visiting the USA. Therefore, it is only fitting that we end of our focus on USA beaches by profiling the best USA beaches to visit in December.
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Hawaii is often described as heaven on earth, and one look at the island of Kaua’i affirms this belief for many people.
Nestled on the southern part of the island is the Poʻipū Beach Park. There are swimming and snorkeling areas in Poʻipū Beach Park as well as a surf break over a reef which is reserved for experienced surfers only. Poʻipū Beach Park was ranked as the best beach in America and has a family atmosphere that is unique to the island of Kaua’i.
Tourist attractions near Poʻipū Beach Park: Kauai’s Waimea Canyon and South Side guided tour, Secret Kauai Tour, and a Private Waimea Canyon Tour.
Places to stay near Poʻipū Beach Park: Koa Kea Resort on Poipu Beach, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, the Sheraton Kauai Resort.
Only have space in your hectic schedule to enjoy a beach vacation in July?
Further reading: Top 5 USA beaches to visit in July (2022 Vacation guide).
There has always been a fight about which beach in the USA is more popular, Malibu or Palm Beach. And it is easy to see why.
Florida’s warm climate and ocean has made Palm Beach a popular choice among tourists. The town’s normal resident population of just over 9 000 swells to around 25 000 between November and April. Tourism is a major driver of the town’s economy with the majority of Plam Beach’s population being employed by upmarket hotels. Further, Worth Avenue has a number of restaurants and couture shops that specialize in high end fashion.
Tourist attractions near Palm Beach: Worth Avenue, the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, and Bethesda by the Sea.
Places to stay near Palm Beach: The Breakers Palm Beach, Hemingway Suites at Palm Beach Hotel Island, Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Palm Beach.
Only have space in your hectic schedule to enjoy a beach vacation in August?
Further reading: Top 5 USA beaches to visit in August (2022 Vacation guide).
Topsail Island is a popular destination among Americans who live in the New York/New Jersey area who want to escape the worst of the winter weather conditions.
Topsail Island is a 41.8 km barrier island that comprises of the towns of North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. Being closer to the equator, swimming conditions are favorable and Topsail Islands fair weather makes it a popular tourist destination. The island is also known for its population of sea turtles who often use the island to lay their eggs.
Tourist attractions near Topsail Island: the Topsail Island Trading Company, the Seacoast Art Gallery, and the Salty Turtle Beer Company.
Places to stay near Topsail Island: WaveWatch Inn, Cottage By The Sea Retreat, and Reel ’em Inn.
Only have space in your hectic schedule to enjoy a beach vacation in September?
Further reading: Top 5 USA beaches to visit in September (2022 Vacation guide).
No list of the best beaches to visit in the USA would be complete without a beach that caters specifically for nature lovers.
The Bahia Honda State Park is an island that is situated deep within the Florida Keys. Marine life is plentiful in the waters surrounding the Bahia Honda State Park. Snorkelers can spot many species of small reef fish, as well as rays and barracuda. The only known natural colony of the Miami blue butterfly was discovered in the park in 1999. The butterfly had been thought to have become extinct following Hurricane Andrew.
Tourist attractions near The Bahia Honda State Park: Full Day Tour from Islamorada to Key West & back, Florida Keys Nature & History Tour from Key West, Private Looe Key Snorkel from Big Pine Key.
Places to stay near The Bahia Honda State Park: Sunset Villa, Deer Run on the Atlantic, and The Barnacle B&B.
Only have space in your hectic schedule to enjoy a beach vacation in October?
Further reading: Top 5 USA beaches to visit in October (2022 Vacation guide).
No trip to the USA would be complete without a trip to Hanauma Bay which is located on the Hawaiian Island of Oʻahu.
Hanauma Bay is both a Nature Preserve and a Marine Life Conservation District. About 400 species of fish are known to inhabit the bay. Hanauma Bay is known for its abundance of Green Sea Turtles. Hanauma is a nursery ground for the immature turtles which hatch on the beach. Tourists are prohibited to come within close contact to any of the marine life found in Hanauma Bay. The natural reef in Hanauma Bay acts as a natural barrier which means that the waters in the bay are calm and ideal for snorkeling.
Tourist attractions near Hanauma Bay: the Hanauma Bay Trail, the Hanauma Bay State Park, and a Personalized Private Tour of O’ahu.
Places to stay near Hanauma Bay: the Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel, the Polynesian Hostel Beach Club, and The Beach Waikiki Boutique Hostel.
If you are travelling to the USA in December, there is no better way to end your trip than by visiting one of the best USA beaches to visit in December.
Only have space in your hectic schedule to enjoy a beach vacation in November?
Further reading: Top 5 USA beaches to visit in November (2022 Vacation guide).