The 10 Most Romantic Beaches in America
Montauk, New York
Cape San Blas, Florida
Siesta Key, Florida
Jekyll Island, Georgia
Pack a picnic lunch and head to Driftwood Beach, a hauntingly beautiful strand lined with the weathered bones of pine and water oak trees. The Jekyll Island Club, once an island hideaway for Vanderbilts and Rockefellers, has luxury suites at the heart of a 240-acre historic district; the rest of the island is mostly protected parkland.
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Lovers can walk a mile along Sunset Beach to the Kindred Spirits Mailbox to drop a note with their romantic intentions and other prayers and wishes. Overwater sunrises and sunsets are a daily ritual on this unique, south-facing beach in the Brunswick Islands.
Wailea Beach, Hawaii
The natural beauty of Wailea’s gold-sand beach is accented by some of Maui’s poshest hideaways, including the Wailea Beach Resort, fresh off a $100-million makeover. Sunrise on the beach, whale watching in the afternoon, and a luau dinner is the formula for a perfect Wailea day.
Gold Beach, Oregon
Misty, rugged and beautiful, Gold Beach can be explored on horseback or, if you want to get your feet wet, a sunset shore walk through tidal pools and past towers of eroded headlands. For an adrenaline rush, take a jet boat ride on the nearby Rogue River.