Beach vacation guide

From all-to-yourself islands to hidden beach towns to iconic coastal experiences, the West has the beach vacation of a lifetime in store for you

  • El Matador beach

    Explore the coast

    Tour our favorite coastal spots in the West, from Washington's island-dotted Puget Sound to SoCal's blissful golden shoreline

Kauai, HI

Top 20 beach hotels

Don't end summer without sneaking off to the coast — even if it's just for the weekend. Here are our favorite hotels by the sea

Bandon, OR

Top 14 unsung beach towns

Enjoy a heaping dose of sand and surf in these quintessential beach towns--but better keep these underrated spots (relatively) secret!

Mastering the sandcastle

30 iconic beach experiences

Ignite your love for the shore with these classic beach icons. From boardwalks to bonfires, here are our favorite ways to dive in

Oahu, HI

Top 21 island escapes

Plot your escape to one of the West's best islands--places so lovely you won't want your time there to end

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