Best post-pandemic tropical destinations
We can all agree that 2020 was different, for not saying another thing...
We went through a lot, in my case, I got sick with COVID...twice; got a new job, have to stop to do things I loved, gain weight, lose it, gain it again...I felt happy about having literally nothing to do, after that, I felt sick of doing nothing, and then I had so many things to do that I just haven't time to basic things like sleeping 8 hours. (Am I the only crazy person who went to these phases?)
If anything it is true is that things were not as we expected or planned.
Happily, 2020 is over. We don't actually hate it, but definitely don't want to go through it again.
And 2021 is full of hope, we are all waiting for our lives to bet back to "normal", and we feel like that moment is coming soon. Whether we are going back to normality or not, is a topic to discuss for experts, and we know about beaches, not philosophy.
What I know is that after this year, we all deserve a break. We deserve to be laying down on the beach, feeling the breeze on our hair, receiving with closed eyes the sunlight and feeling the heat on every pore of our body, listening to the calming sound of the waves and the beach, grabbing with our hands the sand and letting go through your fingers, and just stay there until you get to that point where you are almost asleep…
For many of us, this is paradise. And hadn’t the opportunity to enjoy it for so many months. But we have to be patient, soon this pandemic will be over and we all be able to travel and visit all the beaches we like.
Beaches In US
The U.S. has an astonishing 3.8 million square miles and is bordered by three different oceans the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast making it one of the most diverse countries in the world. And, talking about oceans, it has 12,383 miles of coastline, so when it comes to beaches there are hundreds of options. Limitation best beaches up to a number are honestly impossible, so, we made research and selected our 8 favorite beaches according to temperature, clean sands, pleasant waters, and high-quality attractions, so you can make your dream trip to these tropical destinations.
Get your things ready, because the best news is that these beaches take biosecurity measures, so is safe to travel with COVID! Of course, this decision is totally up to you. Anyway, as soon as you want to, take a trip to the beach!
A city located in southern Orange County, California. This beach is famous for having a mild year-round climate, making it perfect for these cold days. There you can practice several activities, like playing volleyball at Main Beach, going to Thousand Steps Beach to explore ancient caves, or snorkel underwater Marine Park at Crystal Cobe. Offers 11km of beaches, various options on foods, and an artsy community, having more than 100 unique works of public art. As you can see, going to Laguna Beach is not just going to the beach. Here you can find up to 100 things to do at Laguna Beach, “from the outdoors to art festivals, galleries, and food tours”.
It’s known for being one of the most photographable places in the U.S. A city located in Clatsop County, Oregon, was listed by National Geographic in 2013 as "one of the world’s 100 most beautiful places.” Famous for Haystack Rock, a 235 ft (72 m) sea stack that juts out along the Pacific Coast. It was used as a filming location in Twilight, the Goonies, and Point Break. You can also find the Ecola State Park, with 10 miles of hiking trails, picnicking, hiker's camping, and incredible coast views, and if you like art, some galleries carry works in a variety of media, from expensive fine art to affordable crafts. Many of the works are by local artists and craftsmen.
Contrary to its name, this beach is not disappointing at all. Is a headland of the Pacific Northwest, located at the extreme southwestern corner of Washington. Is one of the foggiest places in the U.S, has about 2,552 hours of fog a year—the equivalent of 106 days—.
Name like this by British fur trader John Meares. Around a decade before Meares visited the beach, it was explored by the Spanish Bruno Heceta, who named the cape Cavo de San Roque and recorded a bay that he believed to be the “mouth of some great river or some passage to another sea”. When Meares came, he failed to find the mouth of the Columbia River himself, and he wrote “We can now with safety assert, that no such river as that of St. Roc exists, as laid down in the Spanish charts”. Then, he bestowed the enduring name “Cape Disappointment”.
This park is also famous for its lighthouse, having two working lighthouses. You can hike to both of them, one being easier than the other.
South Padre Island
We go down to Cameron County, Texas, this island is half-mile-wide. It's located on the Gulf Coast of Texas consisting of a 34-mile long tropical paradise. It has a resort town called the Island. Having shallow water, activities like a hand at boating, kayaking, and parasailing. It has a friendly website where you’ll find the latest updates on the beach and activities, and even take a look on the beach via a live cam! The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center has a surveillance tower with 5 floors where you can see migrating birds
A resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama. Called the “sugar sands”, is a family-friendly destination, with a glistening ocean. Has 6 miles of soft sand. Beyond the beach, the city has from zip lines and water parks to golf courses and fishing charters. Enjoy kilometers of walking and biking trails, dolphin cruises, and diving or snorkeling trips. It's called “sugar sands” because of its white sand, made almost entirely of fine, quartz grains washed down from the Appalachian Mountains thousands of years ago. Rich in history, travel back in time when cannons protected the waterways, and explore the nearly 200-year-old Fort Morgan. Also, it hosts one of the country’s largest artificial fishing reefs during a deep-sea fishing trip
Block Island Beach
Located in Rhode Island, is also called “The Bermuda of the North”, approximately 14 miles east of Montauk Point, Long Island, New York. About 40 percent of the island is set aside for conservation. Is known for its bicycling, hiking, sailing, fishing, and beaches. Home to 17 miles of beaches, which surround the vibrant town center. With clear waters and the dramatic clay cliffs at Mohegan Bluffs are well-worth making the descent down the 141 wooden steps to the spectacular shoreline. The northern tip of the island houses the North Lighthouse, built-in 1867.
Is an independent city located on the southeastern coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the U.S. Has miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels, and restaurants along its oceanfront. There, near where Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, there’s Cape Henry. This was the site of the first landing of the English colonists, who eventually settled in Jamestown, on April 26, 1607.
Virginia Beach is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Is famous for hosting the East Coast Surfing Championships as well as the North American Sand Soccer Championship, a beach soccer tournament. Has several state parks, long-protected beach areas, military bases, and 2 Universities, so, a pretty culture-rich city to visit. The beach has a 28-foot-wide boardwalk, which stretches on for 3 miles, with arcade games, live music, and street entertainers.
The weather in winter is from 37.4 F to 53.6 F but thanks to the Gulf Stream, the water there is warmer than elsewhere on the East Coast.
Is an island about 30 miles by ferry from the south of Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. North shore beaches have fewer waves because they are protected by Nantucket Sound, the strong northerly winds can change the conditions in a minute, creating huge and often dangerous waves. When that happens, the south shore beaches, which normally have strong currents and large waves because they are open to the ocean, become much quieter and calmer. Beyond the beach, you can visit museums or lighthouse.
What to bring
This is our recommendation on must have items you definitely need to bring with you, this will make your trip (and life eventually) easier.
If you have used a microfiber towel before, we don’t need to give you any further explanation. Microfiber towels are beach-perfect because the material, will dry very fast and the sand won't stick to the towel. This Soft Microfiber Beach Towel come in assorted colors, and the size is bag-friendly.
We often assume that as is cold there's no sun...what we don't know is that that sunlight harms our skin the same as summer-sun. So protecting ourselves and especially our face from the sun is vital. But you have to do it with style. These Tropical Printed Fisherman Hat are a total-classic. Is reversible, so offers versatility. But if you want to be bold and daring, have you check our Gracefully Handmade Straw Beach Hat? With this one, you won't be ignored, that's for sure.
Place to Sleep
Are you camping or a hotel person? If adventure is your thing (for sure is ours) this is essential. This Camping Hammock With Mosquito Net has everything you need from a place to sleep outdoors, comfortable, easy to carry, and safe. Has space for up to 2 persons, is made with parachute fabric and single-layer polyester mesh fabric to protect you from mosquitoes. As is that not enough, it has a variety of colors to choose from!
Do we have to explain this one? Having your skin protected is a health issue. With this cream, you would be able to moisturize your skin while protecting it from the sun. Most people don't realize that a sun-protector used for the beach needs to be water-resistant (pretty obvious). The formula of this Beauty Skin Sun Protection Cream one lasts up to 7 hours, it's easy to apply, and quickly soaks in leaving no oily residue.
Inflatable Donut Pineapple
For real beach lovers, inflatables are a must. They make your trip a lot more fun. This one has a 180kg capacity, so it can even hold two skinny people inside. It can be the protagonist of your pictures. With a durable and strong material, don't hesitate to take it to all your beach trips.
This Tropical Insulated Tumbler made from wine is simple, modern, and fashionable. Keep your drink at the perfect temperature all the time, this glass resists any temperature keeping your drink hot or cold. It comes with a splash-proof lid, great for keeping your drink safe from falling, and its resistible material will prevent your glass to break. Also, the design is irresistible.
Lastly, a great swimsuit appropriate to the season. From a Floral Long-Sleeved One-Piece Swimsuit to Tunks For Swimming, even if it's cold and you are not bathing, you will like to still look tropical, you can't go to the beach without a spectacular swimsuit. At TropicalBoulevard we have plenty of choices for you to fall in love with our models!
Did you already visit one of the listed beaches?
We'd love to know if you have, or if you are going to do it after this article! Also, if you are aware of another spectacular beach that is not on our Top, please let us know in the comments! We'll be very pleased to add it, let's be honest, there are never enough beach trips to satisfy a Tropical Soul!