List of beaches in the United States

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The following is list of beaches in the U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.

Beaches occur both on the ocean shoreline and inland on lakes, rivers, etc. This list is organized by major coastline. States with large numbers of beaches are listed on linked subarticles.

Mainland Atlantic states and federal district[edit]


New Hampshire[edit]


Rhode Island[edit]


New York[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

District of Columbia[edit]

The District of Columbia does not currently have a true beach; several areas (such as Georgetown Waterfront Park) have boundaries along the Potomac river, but lack a true beach. From 1914 to 1925, there was a beach at the District of Columbia’s tidal basin.[1]




North Carolina[edit]

Cape Hatteras from space, October 1989

South Carolina[edit]



Gulf of Mexico states[edit]

(east to west, excluding Florida)





Mainland Pacific states[edit]

(northwest to southeast)




Oregon Coast at Cannon Beach


Ocean Beach Pier, San Diego

Island states and territories[edit]

American Samoa[edit]



Northern Mariana Islands[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

U.S. Minor Outlying Islands[edit]

U.S. Virgin Islands[edit]

Great Lakes states[edit]

(west to east except the Michigan Upper Peninsula)








New York[edit]

Other inland states[edit]






New Mexico[edit]

North Dakota[edit]



West Virginia[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ History of the National Mall. ‘’Were people ever allowed to swim in the Tidal Basin or the Reflecting Pool?’’ Retrieved June 2019.
  2. ^ Bishop’s Beach. Retrieved June 2019.
  3. ^ Black Sand Beach: Barry Arm. Retrieved June 2019.
  4. ^ Alaska Beaches. Retrieved June 2019.
  5. ^ Nome Beach. Retrieved June 2019.
  6. ^ Summer Bay Beach. Retrieved June 2019.
  7. ^ a b Frommer’s. Things To See In American Samoa. Retrieved June 2019.
  8. ^ a b MSC Cruises. Pago Pago — ‘’Lost in Lush Greenery’’. Retrieved June 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Beaches in American Samoa". Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  10. ^ a b c Lonely Planet. American Samoa: an unsung South Pacific paradise. Celeste Brash. Retrieved June 2019.
  11. ^ a b American Samoa Travel Guide. Retrieved June 2019.
  12. ^ Samoa beaches. Retrieved June 2019.
  13. ^ Lonely Planet. Cape Taputapu. Retrieved June 2019.
  14. ^ Masefau & Sa’ilele. Lonely Planet. Retrieved June 2019.
  15. ^ — Two-Dollar Beach: Avaio, American Samoa. Retrieved June 2019.
  16. ^ Samoa News. Utulei Beach. Retrieved June 2019.
  17. ^ U.S. National Park Service. War in the Pacific — Asan and Agat Invasion Beaches. Retrieved June 2019.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g The Guam Guide. 9 Breathtaking Beaches on Guam. Retrieved June 2019.
  19. ^ Dadi Beach, Guam. Retrieved June 2019.
  20. ^ Inspirock. Gab Gab Beach, Santa Rita. Retrieved June 2019.
  21. ^ ‘’What’s the surfing like off Guam’s beautiful shores?’’ Tetsuo Nakahara. Retrieved June 2019.
  22. ^ a b Saipan Explorer — Beaches. Retrieved June 2019.
  23. ^ a b c ‘’What are the Best Beaches on Saipan?’’ Retrieved June 2019.
  24. ^ About The Ironman 70.3 Saipan. Retrieved June 2019.
  25. ^ Search suspended for Marine missing off Tinian. Retrieved June 2019.
  26. ^ Eco-tourism project eyed for pristine Rota. Mar 15, 2017. Retrieved June 2019.
  27. ^ Tanapag. Retrieved June 2019.
  28. ^ ‘’Family cleans Tank Beach, Marine Beach.’’ Jan 19, 2015. Retrieved June 2019.
  29. ^ Strides seen in ridding NMI of rhino beetles. Sep 27 2018. Retrieved June 2019.
  30. ^ Wing Beach: Saipan’s hidden jewel. Nov 22 2006. Retrieved June 2019.
  31. ^ Ribic, Christine A.; Sheavly, Seba B.; Klavitter, John (August 2012). "Baseline for beached marine debris on Sand Island, Midway Atoll". Marine Pollution Bulletin. 64 (8): 1726–1729. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.04.001. PMID 22575495.
  32. ^ Walnut Beach Park. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  33. ^ USA Today. Beaches in Arizona. Retrieved June 2019.
  34. ^ a b USA Today. Beaches in Nevada. Retrieved June 2019.
  35. ^ Lonely Planet. Lake Carlsbad Beach Park. Retrieved June 2019.
  36. ^ a b Only In Your State. ‘’5 Gorgeous Beach In North Dakota You Have To Check Out This Summer’’. Retrieved June 2019.
  37. ^ Only In Your State. The Secret Tropical Beach In West Virginia Where The Water Is A Mesmerizing Blue. Retrieved June 2019.
  38. ^ a b Only In Your State. 5 Gorgoues Beaches In West Virginia That You Must Check Out This Summer. Retrieved June 2019.
  39. ^ Boysen State Park. Retrieved June 2019.
  40. ^ "Fremont Lake".