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Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in the USA

From coast to coast, the US has some of the best beach destinations for your honeymoon. Find out which beach is best for you.

By Annabel Hartigan

Throughout the United States, the breathtaking beaches spread long and wide with crystal clear waters. Whether you want to relax on the white sand or take a dip in the crashing waves, USA beaches are meant for your honeymoon trip of a lifetime. Overlook the cascading waves of the California coast or gaze into the sunsets of Nantucket Island and feel as if you are living in paradise. The beautiful oceans of the United States have newlyweds feeling so at ease no matter where they are in the country. Read on to learn more about the unique and elegant beach destinations for your American honeymoon.

Top 12 Beach Honeymoon Destinations

1. Coronado Beach, California

The long sandy beaches of Coronado Beach in San Diego will be an unforgettable experience for your honeymoon. With the sun beating down on your skin, you and your spouse will feel nothing but bliss. After a long day of activities like surfing and shopping, head to the beach to see the water glisten off the sand. If you’d like to share a lux visit, consider staying at the Hotel Del Coronado, a historic beachfront resort located on Coronado Island.

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2. Huntington Beach, California

Begin planning your Orange County beach honeymoon at the Pasea Hotel & Spa! This hotel is filled with opportunities for romance and happiness. Spend countless hours on the beach and walking through the glorious town then end your days with a glass of champagne at the resort. Make sure to stop at the exclusive Tanners Restaurant to indulge in a romantic candle lit dinner! With outstanding views of the crashing waves splashing right in front of you, staying at this resort will be the highlight of your Huntington honeymoon.

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3. Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach holds beautiful panoramic views of tumbling cliffs that lead straight to the ocean. Exquisite hideaway beaches and coves will take your breath away as you sit on the shoreline to watch the sun melt into the horizon. With so many opportunities to lounge and relax throughout your stay, take a day and head to town! This charming destination has art galleries, boutiques, and excellent restaurants at every turn. The beautiful weather and endless romantic activities of this Californian destination will be unforgettable.

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4. Sanibel Island, Florida

This sunny destination is the embodiment of romance and will lead you and your spouse to endless amounts of relaxation. Sanibel Island is flawless for couples seeking rest and luxurious beaches. Newlyweds will be astonished by the miles of coastline where they can swim, sunbathe, and look for beautiful seashells. There are countless opportunities for love along the shores of Sanibel!

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5. Poipu, Hawaii

Poipu, Hawaii is located in the heart of Kauai in the most quaint yet lively beach location. With waves crashing on the lava rock shore, this beach destination will surround you with all of Hawaii’s beauty. Make sure to check out the a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Koa Kea Hotel and Resortand feel like you are living on the edge of paradise. This resort holds so much romance and is filled with spectacular dining options. Take some surfing lessons or soak up the sun while enjoying the soothing sounds of the ocean. The crystal clear water offers an outstanding marine ecosystem with tropical fish and other sea life that can be seen while snorkeling around the barrier reef. This peaceful sanctuary will be the perfect place for you to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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6. Nantucket, Massachusetts

Spend a blissful honeymoon North East Style on the island of Nantucket! Only a short ferry ride away, this upscale yet relaxed island is filled with history, traditional New England cottages, lighthouses, and scenic beaches. Head to one of the many beaches to discover incredible sunsets that will leave you in awe. You can even drive on them to immerse yourself into full beach mode. The warm sand beneath your toes will make you never want to leave this lively destination. After a long day soaking up the sun with the love of your life, walk around the cobblestone streets and explore the charm of this lovely island. Make sure to stop at Cisco Brewery for the day to experience live music, freshly brewed beer, and good vibes!


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7. Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Located off the coast of South Carolina, this destination is known for its beautiful beaches that go on for miles and outstanding golf courses that leave guests amazed. The island is wrapped with scenic beaches where you can sit and watch the sunset every night. After partaking in many outdoor activities throughout your honeymoon, laying out on the sandy beaches and hearing the sounds of the ocean will be the best way to end your days. Stay a few days here and then head to Charleston for a perfect balance of Southern charm and hospitality.

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8. Hilton Head, South Carolina

Spend your days wandering through tropical lagoons full of wildlife, breathtaking sunsets, and wide flat sandy beaches of Hilton Head South Carolina. When you cross the bridge and enter the island, you immediately are surrounded by lush greenery, moss draped majestic oak trees, and waterways that are extraordinary. With lively restaurants throughout the town and endless activities to soak up the sun, you will feel so euphoric on your honeymoon. End your day on a perfect note by enjoying the sunset while seated on a blissful sunset dinner cruise.


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9. Outer Banks, North Carolina

The peaceful beaches, dunes, and natural beauty of the Outer Banks will fill your hearts with so much cheer throughout your stay. This summery beach destination is a fabulous choice for a romantic getaway. The Outer Banks is the perfect place to watch the sunrise above the horizon and stare out at the rolling waves. Take a bike ride along the coast and have an appetizer filled picnic by the fire for two. The tranquil, wide beaches of Outer Banks, North Carolina will fill your honeymoon with glee as you reminisce on fond memories and prepare for the many more to come!

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10. Naples Beach, Florida

From sharing long walks on the beach, to swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, discover the beach honeymoon of your dreams in Naples Beach, Florida. This romantic escape will show you idyllic views of the Everglades and the most outstanding restaurants throughout the town. You will feel so much joy as you transition into full relaxation mode and take in the beautiful views from the ocean shores. With the crashing waves surrounding you, this Floridian paradise will be the best way to celebrate the beginning of your married lives together.

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11. West Palm Beach, Florida

This Floridian paradise is just the place for you and your spouse to relax. West Palm Beach is filled with chic dining, fantastic nightlife, and white sandy beaches. You will never want to leave this place after taking romantic walks with the waves crashing against your feet. The beach is lined with exquisite boutiques and restaurants so make sure to take a break from the sun and get to know the vibrant town!


12. Cannon Beach, Oregon

The Oregon Coast is a hidden gem full of picturesque views and flat beaches. The pristine beaches are perfect for sunbathing, shelling, and lounging for hours upon hours with your spouse. Cannon Beach holds one of the most incredible sights: Haystack Rock, which is a must see attraction. While stretching out in secluded tide pools and admiring the beautiful rock formations, this beach will be an experience to remember for the rest of your lives.


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