Sand Beach, in Acadia National Park, Maine, is nestled in a small inlet between the granite mountains and rocky shores of Mount Desert Island. This gorgeous 290 yard long beach is one of the most popular points of interest on the island. The thousands of years of pounding surf created a beach that is largely comprised of unique sand of shell fragments.
For beautiful sandy beaches, great lobster and amazing seascapes, the Maine coastline is hard to beat – especially for families.
While it is crowded in summer, fans of 11.2km-long Old Orchard beach would have it no other way. Quiet sands fringe the outskirts, but Old Orchard is famed for its beachside amusement park and historic pier.
A protected beach in South Africa captured in a slide image circa 1986
It seems quite lonely at dawn at a beach at Nags Head, North Carolina
A typical beach town scene on a holiday – Seal Beach, California
A view from the Panama beach of the islands in the horizon
Colorful kayaks line up at the beach ready to go, but waiting for a higher tide