20 Best Beaches In The US You *Need* To Vacation On
Newport Beach, California
Newport Beach is home to Balboa Island and Huntington Beach, each with their own unique draw and claim to the title of the best beach in Orange County. Accessible by ferry, Balboa Island features sandcastle building competitions, water sports, and the best taffy shop on the western seaboard. There’s a Ferris wheel, arcades, and an ice cream shoppe with famous frozen bananas. Back on the mainland, Huntington Beach hosts the annual U.S. Open of Surfing on its pristine shores because of its reputation as Surf City USA, and it has one of the longest piers on the west coast.