North America’s Top 50 Beaches

The melting pot of cultures in North America is just as dynamic and diverse as the beaches that surround its borders. To make sure all travelers find what they’re looking for as they beach hop through this continent, we’ve compiled the most extensive list of North American beaches ever made.


To create North America’s Top 50 Beaches©, we spoke with over 1200 journalists, editors, bloggers, and agencies, who live and breath travel. The list we were able to craft from this sage advice provides travel-lovers with the guidance to put together an unforgettable tour of the coastlines from the southern tip of Mexico, to the northern shores of Canada.


Our list gives you a taste of mystical, tropical beaches in Hawaii, the haven for tufted puffins in Oregon, a heavenly desert beach in Baja California, and crisp and clear shores in Canada. If you fully utilize this resource, you’ll find yourself moving through the eclectic terrain of Canada and the United States, all the way down to the year-long warmth in Mexico.