Glass Beach, California – The smooth glass at Glass Beach is lovely to look at but collecting is prohibited. There's still plenty to explore and enjoy, including a nice collection of tide pools.
Lewes, Delaware – The Delaware Breakwater East End Light stands guard in the distance beyond the trails and dunes of the beach near Lewes, Delaware.
Cumberland Island, Georgia – Wild horses inhabit the island. They can sometimes be spotted around the Dungeness ruins area. Visitors should keep a safe distance and not feed, water or bother them.
Lanikai Beach, Hawaii – Lanikai Beach in Kailua, Oahu, features the beautiful waters and sands that make Hawaii famous for its beaches.
Sand Beach, Maine – Acadia National Park's Sand Beach in Maine consists mostly of sand made from the ocean surf pounding on shell fragments for thousands of years. There are hiking trails on both sides of the beach.
Assateague Island, Maryland – The horses were made famous in Marguerite Henry's famous book "Misty of Chincoteague." Take care to view the horses from a distance. They have been known to bite and kick visitors who disturb them.
Wellfleet, Massachusetts – Wellfleet is located in the middle of Massachusetts' Cape Cod, offering summer visitors a choice of swimming, seafood, sailing, kayaking and other sports. Many guests rent houses by the week and enjoy the community's offerings.
Wellfleet, Massachusetts – While Wellfleet is a beautiful spot with its fresh and salt water swimming at town-owned and operated beaches during the summer, car parking requires a permit. Permits are limited to residents and visitors staying in town (with proof of their temporary residency).
Long Beach, Mississippi – The Mississippi Gulf Coast features 26 miles of gentle ocean beaches, including Long Beach (shown here) just west of the Gulfport/Biloxi area.
Bald Head Island, North Carolina – Bald Head Island is the southernmost of North Carolina's cape islands. Most of its 12,000 acres is set aside as natural preserves. The island includes the salt marsh and paddle trail, with the historic Old Baldy lighthouse and the beach shown in the distance.
Bald Head Island, North Carolina – Bald Head Island is home to nearly 200 species of birds, deer, alligators, foxes and sea turtles.
Hilton Head, South Carolina – Hilton Head, South Carolina, is known for its beaches, boating and golfing. Shown here are some docked shrimp boats.