7 Best National Parks With Beaches

By Seeker Editors @seeker

Whether you are setting up camp to drift away to the distant sound of waves beating against the shoreline, or are planning on taking the entire fam out for a beach-day extravaganza- these pristine coastlines need to be on the top of your list. From rugged, cliffed landscapes to small idyllic beaches *ideal* for children, tour America’s fantastic shores at these untouched beachy wonders.

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Best National Parks With Beaches Places

  • Biscayne National Park
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      Biscayne National park encompasses coral reefs, picturesque shorelines, and endless views. Explore the pristine coastline of the National Park and witness the magnificence of dolphins, pelicans, and turtles in their natural habitat. Including world-class dive sites, a swimming lagoon, shimmering turquoise waters, and a small beach that is perfect for children- Biscayne National Park is a Floridian treasure.

  • Point Reyes National Seashore
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      Pristine sandy shores lined with rugged cliffs, the Point Reyes National Seashore is a popular spot for beach goers to embrace nature and spend an adventurous beach day. Explore expansive trails off the coast alongside breathtaking views, or relax along the coastline next to shimmering seashells and tranquil waves.

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
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      The Gulf Islands National Seashore is an expansive shore made up of clear emerald waters, pristine white sandy coasts, and fertile marshes. Whether you are looking for a beach day with all of the goodies- sandy shores, sparkling seas, towels, and colorful umbrellas, or want to camp in the nearby lush surroundings, this sprawling park is the place for you.

  • Olympic National Park
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      Explore all that the rugged Washington state coastline has to offer on the edge of this sprawling natural park. From rocky and adventurous cliffs dropping into the ocean to sandy and idyllic shores, Olympic National Park has a variety of beach experiences to satisfy any beach-goer’s tastes.

  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
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      The impressive coastlines along Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area feature plenty of adventurous trails, sandy shores, and cool ocean waters. Experience the best of the California coastline, away from crowds and party atmosphere with a chance to embrace honest, untouched nature. Along with one of the most beautiful sunsets, and relaxing winds, these pristine shores transport you into an adventurous moment for the entire family.

  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
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      The beaches at Glacier Bay National Park are excellent spots to watch rare wildlife at a safe distance in the vast wilderness. Witness adorable harbor seals, humpback whales, otters, various bird species, and more as they go about their business along the rocky marine coastlines. With plenty to see from the water also, kayak along or even try a guided boat tour of the picturesque, aquatic area.

  • Canaveral National Seashore
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      25 miles of pristine Atlantic Beach located in sunny Florida, the Canaveral National Seashore is a popular seaside park that encompasses sand dunes and a *frighteningly named* Mosquito Lagoon. This popular beach spot has plenty of untouched space of idyllic sand dotted with gorgeous seashells and the endless ocean ahead, a prime Floridian beach to unwind away from tourist traps.

  • Biscayne National Park

    Biscayne National park encompasses coral reefs, picturesque shorelines, and endless views. Explore the pristine coastline of the National Park and witness the magnificence of dolphins, pelicans, and turtles in their natural habitat. Including world-class dive sites, a swimming lagoon, shimmering turquoise waters, and a small beach that is perfect for children- Biscayne National Park is a Floridian treasure.

    July 18, 2021
  • Point Reyes National Seashore

    Pristine sandy shores lined with rugged cliffs, the Point Reyes National Seashore is a popular spot for beach goers to embrace nature and spend an adventurous beach day. Explore expansive trails off the coast alongside breathtaking views, or relax along the coastline next to shimmering seashells and tranquil waves.

    July 18, 2021
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    The Gulf Islands National Seashore is an expansive shore made up of clear emerald waters, pristine white sandy coasts, and fertile marshes. Whether you are looking for a beach day with all of the goodies- sandy shores, sparkling seas, towels, and colorful umbrellas, or want to camp in the nearby lush surroundings, this sprawling park is the place for you.

    July 18, 2021
  • Olympic National Park

    Explore all that the rugged Washington state coastline has to offer on the edge of this sprawling natural park. From rocky and adventurous cliffs dropping into the ocean to sandy and idyllic shores, Olympic National Park has a variety of beach experiences to satisfy any beach-goer’s tastes.

    July 18, 2021
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    The impressive coastlines along Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area feature plenty of adventurous trails, sandy shores, and cool ocean waters. Experience the best of the California coastline, away from crowds and party atmosphere with a chance to embrace honest, untouched nature. Along with one of the most beautiful sunsets, and relaxing winds, these pristine shores transport you into an adventurous moment for the entire family.

    July 18, 2021
  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

    The beaches at Glacier Bay National Park are excellent spots to watch rare wildlife at a safe distance in the vast wilderness. Witness adorable harbor seals, humpback whales, otters, various bird species, and more as they go about their business along the rocky marine coastlines. With plenty to see from the water also, kayak along or even try a guided boat tour of the picturesque, aquatic area.

    July 18, 2021
  • Canaveral National Seashore

    25 miles of pristine Atlantic Beach located in sunny Florida, the Canaveral National Seashore is a popular seaside park that encompasses sand dunes and a *frighteningly named* Mosquito Lagoon. This popular beach spot has plenty of untouched space of idyllic sand dotted with gorgeous seashells and the endless ocean ahead, a prime Floridian beach to unwind away from tourist traps.

    July 18, 2021