There’s one destination that’s always on trend: the beach.
People ready to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life are looking to discover tranquility along a picturesque beach. Following visiting family and friends, a beach vacation is the second most popular type of leisure trip Americans want to take in 2024. For multigenerational travel, it’s the top choice.
There are a slew of health benefits to spending uninterrupted time by the ocean. Research indicates that being in such a stunning natural environment can reduce stress and anxiety, boost self-esteem, and enhance mood.
While watching big crashing waves is thrilling, there’s something particularly relaxing about being near gentle waters that everyone can enjoy. Due to natural geography, like reefs and bays, some beaches are calmer than others.
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The good news is that Americans don’t have to travel too far to enjoy a beach with gentle, swimmable waters. There are plenty across Hawaii and the Caribbean, and even on the continental U.S. coasts like Lewes Beach in Delaware and Cape Charles Beach in Virginia.
In October, Hawaii vacation resource HawaiianIslands.com analyzed over 1.5 million English-written TripAdvisor reviews on the most popular beaches mentioning “calm waters” to come up with a list of the beaches with the calmest waters in…