The Top 3 Romantic Beaches you Need to Visit!
There's nothing wrong with a nice romantic dinner, a card, and some chocolates for your loved one this year, given how difficult the last few years have been. And, of course, there's nothing wrong with not celebrating it all this year or choosing Galentine's day instead. But if you can do so this year and have the resources to spare, why not indulge in a romantic trip for two? Especially since things have been so unpredictable, and if you live somewhere cold, a mid-February getaway could be the perfect means to turn a dreary winter into an unforgettable memory to last a lifetime.
To help you plan a trip of a lifetime, we've rounded up some of the top 3 romantic Valentine's Day beach getaway locations within the United States.
1. Maui, Hawaii
Maui, known as "The Valley Isle," is the second-largest Hawaiian island and is touted as one of the most romantic beach getaways in the US. With some of the planet's most beautiful beaches, fantastic food, fantastic snorkeling, and more—it's no wonder this is a dream destination for couples all across the States and worldwide.
Maui's rich history allows couples limitless places to discover during their stay and has famous beaches to fit almost any mood. Which beaches in Maui are considered the most romantic? Let's take a look.
Wailea Beach is one of the most exclusive beaches in Maui and is only available to guests staying at the Grand Wailea Resort. This beach is renowned for its generously vast shoreline and a gentle slope that seems to ease you into the waves. It's also known for its breathtaking view of Kahoolawe and the islet of Molokini, giving beachgoers the stunning backdrop of islands in the distance.
Along the Hana Highway, you'll catch a glimpse of the extraordinary crescent-shaped Hamoa beach with its beautiful Hala trees. This gorgeous beach has features to make it a romantic beachgoers dream with public bathrooms and shoers, foot washing stations, and shaded pockets for lovers to soak up the sound and scents of the ocean. The sand is silky soft with a salt-and-pepper look and the evenings are genuinely magnificent with stunning sunsets.
With over seven world-famous resorts and a beach that goes on for over a mile, Kaanapali is yet another spectacular must-visit beach for romantic getaways. Kaanapali comes with high-end shopping, mouth-watering local cuisine, and an almost endless assortment of ocean adventures. Just a few of the excursions you can enjoy in Kaanapali include jet-skiing, parasailing, canoeing, diving, and banana boating. You don't need to pack your getaway with activities either; the beach is perfect for doing nothing with the one you love all day.
2. San Francisco, California
San Francisco might be the one place with a little bit of everything for everyone, including some gorgeous beaches. Some of these beaches reside along the ocean, while others can be found along the bay. If you've always wanted to visit California for a romantic celebration, these are the beaches you need to see!
Muir Beach, part of the Golden Gate Recreation Area, may just be the right choice for the hiking or birding couple. Thanks to Redwood Creek flowing down to the ocean here, many lagoons, ponds, and wetlands have formed, perfect for bird watching. Hiking trails are plentiful, branching out from Muir Beach in almost every direction, inviting couples to adventure through the headlands. If adventurous enough, you and your loved one might discover the hidden beach called Pirates Cove.
Located in Inverness, California, McClure's Beach is a more remote location along the northwest coastline of Point Reyes national seashore. It's a smaller, sandy beach perfect for looking for driftwood and beachcombing or discovering beautiful tidepools during low tide.
If you want a beach like no other in the entire world, Baker Beach is where you need to be. The ultimate view of the ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge, along with Marin headlands, makes for unforgettable vistas and photos. Tucked behind serpentine-like rock cliffs and featuring Mediterranean-like shrubs, dotted with native flowers and a grove of Monterey cypress—you and your partner won't soon forget this beach.
One mile of golden sand invites casual strolling or lounging and moments for breathtaking sunsets. Wildlife such as harbor porpoises and California brown pelicans are commonly sighted along the shore, and fishing is even possible.
3. Florida Keys, Florida
If you're tired of nothing but snow this February, pack up your sunglasses, sunscreen, and bathing suits—it's time to head to Florida. The Florida Keys are the place to be for sparkling turquoise waters, towering palm trees, and the most astonishing sunrises and sunsets.
The enchanting shallow waters of Islamorada draws travelers worldwide. Located within the 45-acre Founder's Park, this beach and recreation area is not just for residents but visitors, local hotel guests, and property renters alike. Islamorada features grills, picnic areas, a volleyball court, a pirate-ship-themed playground, a tennis complex, outdoor showers, a theater, an outdoor pool, and so much more! Islamorada has so many amenities and holds multiple festivals throughout the year that it is one of the must-see beaches you have to have on your list.
Fort Zachary Beach
This beach is perfect for the historical buff and beach addict. Taking its name from the nearby state park, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, this is a favorite for travelers and native Key West residents. Boasting clear and temperate waters, with a white sand beach, you can swim and take a tour of the historical monument of Fort Zachary Taylor that predates the Civil War. There are even re-enactments in the park during the third week of every month.
Running along the island's southern shore for almost two miles, Smather's Beach is one of Key West's most beloved and most extensive beaches. Activities along the beach can include volleyball, watersports, beach sports, rentals, and sand rumored to be brought in from the Bahamas. There's so much to do at Smather's Beach that we don't have room to cover it all, but we highly recommend you visit their official website to see it all!
If walking on the pristine sand and gazing out at crystal clear blue or turquoise water sounds like your loved one's dream, then check out these top 3 romantic beach getaway locations now!