5 Hidden Beaches For Memorial Day Getaways

Sign in to save article

Memorial Day is on its way, including some dedicated time off for reflecting, recharging, and otherwise relaxing before getting back to the grind. The beach is by far one of the best places to do this, but surrounded by hundreds of other vacationers with the same idea, it’s certainly not the quietest option.

Or is it?

Contrary to popular belief, there are some beaches around the US that remain hidden gems for couples, families, and solo travelers alike. And knowing where to find them is half the battle.

1Montaña de Oro State Park, CA

A jewel of the American west coast, Montaña de Oro State Park commands an impressive view of the ocean with towering cliffs and silky-smooth sands. The Apple Farm Inn is less than 30 minutes away from the beach, and comes with some incredible features and a plethora of benefits that will leave you feeling relaxed and recharged.

2Bandon State Natural Area, Oregon

Bandon Beach is by far one of the most underutilized coastlines in Oregon state. Beachcombers love grabbing up shells and scouting for sea animals while parking their umbrellas beneath the area’s massive sea stacks. The Best Western Inn at Face Rock is two blocks away, and provides free breakfast, complimentary parking, and quiet comfort for your adventurous soul to find reprieve after a full day of ocean-going.

3Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine

Roque Bluffs is in a category all its own, with gentle waves and an iconic East Coast feel. West Quoddy Station is one of the best places to stay while visiting during Memorial Day, and commands scenic ocean views in a rustic setting. A 12-minute walk to the beach enables you to spend more time swimming (and less time driving).

4Cherry Beach, Michigan

Few people consider Michigan to be a premier vacation destination, which is why the humble yet beautiful Cherry Beach remains a less trafficked location during the summer. Paddleboarding is a popular event with the locals, as is fishing, swimming, and curling up with a good book. Access other private sections of the beachway by staying at Gordon Beach Inn.

5Carova Beach, North Carolina

The reason Carova Beach is so secluded has to do with geography. Unpaved roads and difficult terrain make it impossible to access without an off-road vehicle. But the effort is worth it — wild horses often roam the sandy shores of Carova. The Inn at Corolla Lighthouse provides a convenient place to stay while making the trek.

Tags: Family, Friends, getaway, Travel

Sign in to save article
Share

Written By

Meagan Shelley

Meagan is a professional writer in VA that specializes in content marketing. See Full Bio

CircleAround will make financial distributions to benefit current Girl Scouts: the next generation of trailblazers who will CircleAround after us. So CircleAround for inspiration, and CircleAround the leaders of tomorrow. CircleAround is owned by One GS Media, a subsidiary of Girl Scouts of the USA.

If you purchase items through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Love this article?

Sign up for the newsletter to get the best of CircleAround delivered right to your inbox.

Welcome
to our circle.

CircleAround will make financial distributions to benefit the next generation of trailblazers who will CircleAround after us.

So CircleAround for inspiration, and the leaders of tomorrow.

About Us