If I were to ask you to give me three words to describe a U.S. National Park, you’d probably give me a mix of any of the following words: Big, trees, canyon, wildlife, West, mountains, bald eagle, et cetera. But what if I told you that several of our country’s national parks are also home to some of the best beaches in the U.S. True story. Below, we’ve shared a list of some of these hidden gems, courtesy of FoxNews.com. Enjoy!
- Cumberland Island, Georgia: The largest and southernmost barrier island in Georgia, Cumberland Island offers plenty activities for the family including hiking, biking, and camping.
- Assateague Island, Maryland & Virginia: Made famous by the childhood story “Misty of Chincoteague”, a book about the wild horses that live on the island, is a great destination for fishing and kayaking. You can also learn more about the marshland ecosystem by taking a guided tour.
- Cape Cod National Seashore: Located at the tip of Cape Cod, this spot features 43,500 “pristine acres of beaches, ponds, and woods, stretching from Chatham to Provincetown.” Be sure to check out the Nauset Lighthouse or take a dip at Coast Guard Beach.
- Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina: “Nestled among the hustle and bustle of the Outer Banks” is Cape Hatteras National Seashore of North Carolina. Featuring family-friendly wide, sandy beaches and gentle waves, this destination is an important feeding spot for migrating birds and is “filled with dolphins and other wildlife.” Also, be sure to check out the historic lighthouses
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