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Best US Beaches 2012

I’ve been to some beautiful beaches in the world, courtesy of my time onboard Princess Cruise ships. So I am always interested when Trip Advisor publishes their annual Travelers’ Choice Best Beach destinations. Just in time for spring break and summer vacationing, here is the rundown of the 10 best beaches found in the United States. Florida leads the list with the top two spots, and takes a total of 5 of the 10 best beaches. Hawaii comes in with two (Lahaina and Honolulu) and South Carolina, Virginia and California with one vote each.

So, what’s your favorite beach here in the US? For me, it’s that little stretch of beach in front of the historic Moana Hotel where Matt and I dipped our toes in the water in between sipping Mai Tais under the banyan tree. A close second would be the beach in Bandon, Oregon for all the walks I’ve taken enjoying the sea stacks, tide pools and Elephant Rock. I should also say how lucky I am to live in a beach town, Playa del Rey. I think I’ll take a walk down there right now and enjoy the view…

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