4 Places That Prove Life is Better on the Beach


When you’re in the mood to make waves, try these shore vacation destinations—from Florida to Hawaii

If your happy place includes a glass of wine and a sunset view of the ocean—or if you crave adventures that simply can’t be found on land—experience some of the best beaches and coastal living during a trip to one of these waterfront hotels.


Inn on Destin Harbor | Destin, Florida

an emerald coast escape

When searching for the perfect beach getaway, consider a trip to the Sunshine State. A stay at the Inn at Destin Harbor gives you easy access to the beautiful shores Emerald Coast on Florida’s panhandle. Stroll the Destin Harbor Boardwalk, take a nature trail through the dunes of Henderson Beach State, or bask in the Florida sun on the sugar-white beaches of nearby Okaloosa Island. And when you’ve had enough the beach, experience the tall slides, waterfalls, and pools of Big Kahuna’s water park.




Lincoln Sands Oceanfront Resort | Lincoln City, Oregon

gorgeous seaside sights

Let the majesty of the Oregon coast whisk you away to a different kind of beach vacation. At the Lincoln Sands Oceanfront Resort, your access to the best beach in town is just steps from the hotel. Spend your time exploring the miles of picturesque coastal landscapes, walk barefoot through the chilly Pacific along pristine sands, or head over to popular Siletz Bay for surfing and glass float hunting. For some of the best views around, take a hike up God's Thumb Trailhead at The Knoll.




Kohea Kai Maui | Kihei, Hawaii

a tropical island adventure

The Hawaii island of Maui—a veritable paradise with some of the world’s greatest beaches—beckons you to a vacation full of surf, sun, and sand. Enjoy stunning ocean views, lush tropical surroundings, and a short walk to Mai Poina ‘Oe la’u beach when you stay at the Kohea Kai Maui. Once a haven for Hawaiian royalty, the southwestern shores of Maui are now a regal vacation destination offering something for everyone.This incredible escape is a beach-lover’s dream, with five miles of the sugary-white stuff right outside the hotel’s back doors.




Winter The Dolphin’s Beach Club | Clearwater Beach, Florida

a waterfront oasis for the whole family

Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club is a waterfront hotel inspired by Winter the Dolphin, who was the star of “Dolphin Tale” and resided at the world-renowned Clearwater Marine Aquarium just up the beach. Beyond the aquarium, beautiful Clearwater Beach is steps away from the hotel. It’s America’s top beach, and it’s easy to see why. Stroll along the Beach Walk, charter a dolphin watching boat trip, hop aboard the Caladesi Island Ferry, or drive down Gulf Blvd to Splash Harbor Waterpark.


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