Summer is coming in hot, and there’s no better place to catch some waves – and some rays – than on the shoreline. Before you take your summer seaside, our experts at Caliber have netted a few beach destinations that are sure to make waves with your fellow vacationers. From the sands to the scenes, we’ve got all your beach needs covered – minus the sunscreen.
With its cobblestoned streets, white cottages and rose bushes, the town of Nantucket looks to be straight from a fairy tale. This small island just off Cape Cod is home to over a dozen picture-perfect beaches, each providing a different experience from the next. The north shore’s warmer, calmer waters are perfect for families and sandcastles, while the south and east shores sport stronger currents and perfect surfing conditions. When it comes to beaches, Nantucket has a patch of sand for every shorewalk of life.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach is the East Coast’s ultimate vacation hub, and for good reason. During the summer the town teems with activity thanks to its white-sand beaches, top-notch amusement parks and pristine golf courses. The Grand Strand – a whopping 60 mile stretch of uninterrupted coastline – makes it easy to find your own piece for some peace and quiet. While the notable golf scene here is among the best in the country, Myrtle Beach has something for everyone, and makes for an easy hole-in-one for your next vacation.
Further down the East Coast and into the Gulf of Mexico are the stunning, sugar-white beaches of Destin. The unique sand here is made of pure Appalachian quartz, which keeps the surface surprisingly cool in the summer heat and gives the surrounding waters a breathtaking emerald tint. For those looking to spend less time by the water and more time on it, Destin is widely known as the “world’s luckiest fishing village,” and the deep sea fishing is among the best in the Gulf.
Santa Barbara, California
Between the verdant Santa Ynez Mountains and blue shores of the Pacific ocean lies Santa Barbara, a beachside destination at its best. This town boasts beautiful 18th century architecture alongside miles of pristine shoreline, perfect for surfers and sightseers alike. Various stretches encourage camping, others serve up beach volleyball, and some are even dog friendly – complete with wash stations to rinse off your four-legged friend before fetching a ride home.
If you’re looking to take your vacation at a more relaxed pace, Bandon is among the best easy-going beaches on the West Coast. Located roughly 5 hours south of Portland, the sleepy town of Bandon is just far enough away to not feel like a tourist destination. While there are plenty of stretches of sandy beach, what makes this shoreline stand out are its unique rock formations and abundant wildlife. There’s nothing like taking a stroll under the stars to relax, and if the tide is right, you could come across a few stars of your own.
Of course, these are only a few of our favorite sandy getaways, and you may even have a few select shores of your own. No matter where your trip takes you, what matters most this summer is having a partner you can trust from beachside to roadside. If the unexpected should happen, our collision repair experts are always ready to restore the rhythm of your life – and your summer.