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Whether they’re surfers, sunbathers, snorkelers, or shell collectors, ocean lovers will find the best beaches in the world with Moon.


Recent Articles on Beaches

  • Sights and Beaches in Puerto Morelos A wooden dock in Puerto Morelos stretches into the water from a white beach dotted with clumps of sea grasses.Here are some key sights and beaches in Puerto Morelos. More and more travelers are spending lazy afternoons in the sun and sand, though the town is best known for the reef system just offshore.
  • Visiting Muir Woods National Monument Light filters through the tall redwoods of Muir Woods.Muir Woods National Monument comprises acres of staggeringly beautiful redwood forest nestled in Marin County. Here’s information on getting there as well as recommended nearby food and accommodations.
  • Hiking, Boating, and Biking in Napa and Sonoma Biking in Dry Creek Valley along vineyards in Napa.From bicycle tours through vineyards in the valley floors to the rugged mountaintops that reward your inner outdoorsman, opportunities for outdoor recreation abound in Napa and Sonoma.
  • Costa Rica’s Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge Waves wash up on a narrow beach that turns almost immediately to jungle.In addition to beaches where sea turtles lay their eggs, the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge also protects rare swamp habitats, including the only mangrove forest on Costa Rica’s Caribbean shores.
  • Visiting Isla del Tigre and Amapala A verdant volcanic peak rises behind a yellow colonial church trimmed in white.The volcanic island of Isla del Tigre is hardly more than spitting distance from the Honduran mainland, but it has a few decent beaches, some good seafood, and an appealing lost-in-time feel.

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Best of Beaches

  • The Best Snorkeling and Diving in the Hawaiian Islands The undeveloped and inaccessible coast of Kealakekua Bay is an excellent location for snorkeling.From night diving with manta rays on the Big Island to the 300 foot drop of Molokini Crater’s famous Back Wall in Maui, learn more about some of the best places in the islands to get into the water and explore.
  • Best Beaches on the Georgia and South Carolina Coast Kayaks resting on the beach on Cumberland Island.There are plenty of beaches to enjoy on the Georgia and South Carolina coast—and many of them tend to get much less traffic than more touristy areas. Here’s a quick guide to figuring out which beach is best for you.
  • The 10 Best Places to Camp on Oregon’s Coast Tents set in a grassy clearing with late afternoon sun hitting nearby trees.From north to south, here are 10 great coastal camping spots for all interests—whether you’re looking for something easily accessible or beautifully secluded.
  • The Best Beaches in Honduras Cayos Cochinos beach in the Honduras.Sun worshipers will have no problem finding palm-lined beaches large and small on which to lay their towel or sling their hammock. Here are a few tips to help you find the best beach in Honduras for you.
  • Maui’s Best Beaches Gentle waves wash up on to a golden sand beach with a multi-story resort in the distance.Maui is famous for its gorgeous beaches that attract all types, from those looking for a great snorkeling spot to those who just want a secluded escape from the crowds. Here are 12 of the best beaches on the island.