Written by Wendy Altschuler
We're dedicating our July features to the world’s most beautiful and unique beaches and islands. With many travelers finally able to take the coveted beach vacation they’ve had to put off for over a year, there’s never been a better time to celebrate the sensational coastlines and calm waters that nab a starring role in our dreams. Dive into our features to learn more about off-the-radar beaches you should consider for your next trip, how one Spanish community came together to save its coastline, an ultra-exclusive Hawaiian island you might not have heard of, and game-changing beach hacks recommended to us by the experts.
Americans love their beaches, even if they’re not anywhere near an ocean. If you’re searching for the best outdoor location near the sea, a hot spring, a marina, a lake, or a river, we’ve got you covered. Some of these selections are well-known favorites, while others are more rugged and off the beaten path. From Alabama to Wyoming and everywhere in between, these are the best beaches in every state.
Mississippi: Gulfport Beach
The Magnolia State has much to offer when it comes to beautiful gulf coast beaches. Gulfport Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the state. People flock here to swim, sunbathe, fish, surf, or have a picnic. For big thrills, try jet skiing or charter a sailboat. Renting a beach tricycle will enable you to see much of the beach and connecting Long Beach. If you wake up early enough, you can comb the beach for treasures.