The Best (& Least Crowded) Beaches in the US

May 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET
Beach ball, suitcase, chair and passport on a beach
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I don't know about you guys, but this past winter seemed like the longest and harshest season that I can remember. Now that it's May and the temperature is starting to creep up above 50, it's time to start planning our summer vacations. 

Growing up, my parents took my brothers and me to the Outer Banks every year. Don't get me wrong, I love the Outer Banks, but if I had to pick one not-so-fun part of those vacations, it would be the insane number of people that would flock to the beaches. I get it; everyone wants to enjoy the beach, but a crowd full of loud people can be a total vacation-ruiner. 

In honor of all the people who, like me, appreciate a secluded beach with the fewest number of tourists possible, here are 10 American beaches to check out this summer. 

1 /10: Table Rock Beach, California

Cliffs near a beach
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1/10 :Table Rock Beach, California

2 /10: Maha'ulepu Beach, Hawaii

Trees and rocks on a beach
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2/10 :Maha'ulepu Beach, Hawaii

3 /10: Little Corona Beach, California

Sunset over beach in California
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3/10 :Little Corona Beach, California

4 /10: Oceanside, Oregon

Sunset on a beach in Oregon
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4/10 :Oceanside, Oregon

5 /10: Boca Grande, Florida

A chair on the beach
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5/10 :Boca Grande, Florida

6 /10: Cayo Costa State Park, Florida

Palm tree on beach at sunset
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6/10 :Cayo Costa State Park, Florida

7 /10: Matagorda Bay, Texas

Sandy beach and waves
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7/10 :Matagorda Bay, Texas

8 /10: Amelia Island, Florida

Beach grass on a sand dune in front of the ocean
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8/10 :Amelia Island, Florida

9 /10: Strands Beach, California

Beach at sunset
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9/10 :Strands Beach, California

10 /10: Shi Shi Beach, Washington

Starfish on rocky beach

10/10 :Shi Shi Beach, Washington