Best Beaches in the Southern USA

best beaches in the southern usa

No doubt about it, these are trying times when it comes to finding a place to vacation this year. Between the COVID19 lockdowns and the violent riots in so many of the best US cities, the choices are bleak. But if you’re looking for sunshine and fun place to visit, how about one of the best beaches in the southern USA?

There’s a great variety too, to suit every type of personality. Do you like tropical beaches with white sand that make you feel like you’re in the Caribbean? We’ve got you covered. Or do you prefer moody, craggy coasts with dark waves crashing on the shore? Not to worry, they’re here, too. Family beach? Romantic getaways? Yes, those, too.

Below is a list of the best beaches in the southern USA.  For the full article with details and photos of each beach, click here.

10 Orange Beach, AL

9 Virginia Beach, VA

8 Avon, NC

7 Myrtle Beach, SC

6 Boneyard, SC

5 South Beach, FL

4 Siesta Key, FL

3 Bahia Honda, FL

2 Driftwood Beach, GA

1 Pensacola, FL


The southeast region of the United States has some of the most desirable beaches in the country. Many of these beauties can be combined for a great road trip, too!

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About the Author

Patti MorrowPatti Morrow is a freelance travel writer and founder of the award-winning international blog Luggage and Lipstick and southern travel blog Gone to Carolinas. TripAdvisor called her one of “20 Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers Having More Fun Than Millennials.”  Patti is the author of the book “Girls Go Solo: Tips for Women Traveling Alone,” and has over 150 bylines in 40 print and online publications, including The Huffington Post, International Living Magazine, Washington Post Sunday Travel, Travel Girl, Travel Play Live Magazine, and Ladies Home Journal. She has traveled six continents looking for fabulous places and adventure activities for her Baby Boomer (and Gen X!) tribe.