May marks the beginning of the end of spring. Preparations are being made for summer vacations and travellers to the USA can start exploring more beaches as the weather warms up. This also provides travellers the opportunity to take in some sights of historical significance as they move into the heartland of the USA. in this article, we profile the best USA beaches to visit in the month of May.
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Located in Orange County, California, Laguna Beach is a popular destination for tourists because of its year long mild climate and warm, Pacific Ocean waters.
Like all other Californian beaches, Lagunas Beach is a popular surfing spot and is known for its beach volleyball tournaments. Laguna Beach has also got a lot of sights to offer travellers who want a break from beach days. The city is known for its conservation efforts and has a vibrant artist community. A trip to California will not be complete without a visit to Laguna Beach.
Tourist attractions near Laguna Beach: Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Laguna Art Museum, Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters.
Places to stay near Laguna Beach: SCP Seven4One Hotel, Laguna Beach Lodge, The Tides Laguna Beach.
Only have space in your hectic schedule to enjoy a beach vacation in January?
Further reading: Top 5 USA beaches to visit in January (2022 Vacation guide).
One of the most popular beach destinations in the USA, Cannon Beach features miles of uninterrupted beaches and plenty of opportunities for photographers as Cannon beach also features some interesting rock formations.
A feature of Cannon Beach is Haystack Rock which is a rock formation that seemingly rises out the sea. Haystack Rock is the third-tallest such intertidal structure in the world and its tide pools are home to a variety of sea creatures such as are home to many intertidal animals, including starfish, sea anemone, and crabs. Haystack Rock is accessible at low tide.
Tourist attractions near Cannon Beach: the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, the Coaster Theatre, and the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse.
Places to stay near Cannon Beach: the Hallmark Resort in Cannon Beach, the Inn at Cannon Beach, and The Waves.
Only have space in your hectic schedule to enjoy a beach vacation in February?
Further reading: Top 5 USA beaches to visit in February (2022 Vacation guide).
One of the best activities at the seaside is collecting seashells. As the seas change, this is becoming a scarce activity as fewer shells can be found on beaches.
This is not the case on Sanibel Island where the beach is regularly filled with hundreds of shells that wash up with the tides. One of the reasons for these large accumulations of shells is because Sanibel is a barrier island. It is essentially a plateau that extends out into the Gulf of Mexico for miles. This plateau acts like a shelf for seashells to gather. Another reason for the great accumulation of shells is that Sanibel Island runs from east-to-west as opposed to north-to-south.
Tourist attractions near Sanibel Island: the Sanibel Island Lighthouse, The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and a Dolphin Cruise.
Places to stay near Sanibel Island: the Sunset Beach Inn, the Sunshine Island Inn, and the Anchor Inn and Cottages.
Only have space in your hectic schedule to enjoy a beach vacation in March?
Further reading: Top 5 USA beaches to visit in March (2022 Vacation guide).
For the nature lovers visiting the USA, Assateague Island should definitely be on their list.
One of the many barrier islands that can be found off the coast of the USA, Assateague Island falls partially in the state of Maryland and partially in the state of Virginia. The Maryland section of Assateague Island contains the majority of Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park. The Virginia section contains Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The Virginia section of the island and a one-mile stretch of land containing the lifeguarded recreational beach. Be sure to look out for the island’s herd of feral horses.
Tourist attractions near Assateague Island: Assateague Island Tours, Assateague Outfitters, Assateague Island National Seashore
Places to stay near Assateague Island: the Thunderbird Beach Motel, the Blue Wave Inn – Ocean City, and the Coastal Inn – Ocean City.
Only have space in your hectic schedule to enjoy a beach vacation in April?
Further reading: Top 5 USA beaches to visit in April (2022 Vacation guide).
If you are looking for a site with historical significance, look no further than Hilton Head Island.
The island was important in the cotton sea trade and played a pivotal role in the Union blockade of the Southern Ports during the American Civil War. The island features 19 km of beachfront which accesses the Atlantic Ocean. During the spring and summer months, Hilton Head Island is a popular vacation destination among travelers who both want to enjoy a beachfront vacation and learn more about the history of the USA.
Tourist attractions near Hilton Head Island: the Coastal Discovery Museum, Coligny Beach, and the Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.
Places to stay near Hilton Head Island: Turtle Lane 22, Treetops 6204, and the Sonesta Resort – Hilton Head Island
Many more travellers will want to visit beaches where they can plan a trip that will provide them with some insight into the history of the USA. The best USA beaches to visit in May offers this in abundance.