Forget Greece—These 11 Breathtaking Beaches Happen to Be Stateside

Raise your hand if you'd rather be at the beach. It's pretty impossible not be dreaming of sunshine, paddleball, summer beach reads, the sand between your toes, the sound of crashing waves, and a salty sea breeze now that it's June. So if you're itching to get out of the office but don't have time to renew your passport or enough PTO left for a grand overseas vacation, don't fret... It's definitely not too late to plan a quick summer getaway by the water. In fact, some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world happen to be in our own backyard. So without further ado, prepare your pinning finger and scroll through the most beautiful beaches in the U.S.

From gorgeous lookout points to sunny seaside lounging spots—and even some freshwater beaches for our landlocked friends—there's a bit of everything. Whether you're craving New England charm, Southern hospitality, California ease, or tropical bliss, this American beach town guide will have you packing in no time. So without further ado, get to know the most beautiful beaches in the U.S., from sea to shining sea. Plus, take note of where to stay and what to do while you're there, and don't forget your sun hats.