No matter where you are in the US, you don't have to travel far to find both surf and sand. From coast to coast, America is home to plenty of beautiful beaches that all offer something different. From the stunning rock formations that dot Washington's Shi Shi Beach, to the crystal clear quartz sand of Florida's Siesta Beach, click through for the American beaches that should be on every beach lover's bucket list.

Words by Sarah Schmalbruch at Insider

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