Our favorite sandy beaches across the US. What are yours?
Everyone loves a good sandy beach where you can lay your towel down and relax, but when it comes time to go, it’s not fun to get that pesky sand off your feet. It seems like sand almost never comes out of your car, so leave the sand at the beach with Olita Beach Be Gone body powder. Our revolutionary powder gets the sand off your feet, legs, arms, hands - and skin anywhere - with just a couple shakes. We sell it in a variety of exotic scents, including one for kids. Check out some of our favorite sandy beaches across the US and don’t forget Beach Be Gone. It’s the best substitute for the outdoor showers!
We start out with our favorite spots in our own backyard - the beaches of Marin County.
On the remote Point Reyes coast lies this long, white sand beach. Perfect for bonfires and BBQs, Limantour beach is one of the nicest in Marin County. It might be a little bit of a trek, especially with it being an hour north of San Francisco, but there are plenty of places to stop along the way. Stop in Point Reyes Station for some Cowgirl Creamery cheese, or stay at a nearby bed and breakfast.
Just north of San Francisco and to the west of Marin County’s Mount Tamalpais, lays Stinson and Bolinas beaches. A long crescent-shaped strip of white sand lays between Bolinas Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean. The drive to the beach is almost as good as the white-sand, cliffside beach itself. A winding road through redwoods and along the cliffs of Highway 1 shows you sweeping views of the coast. There is a small town next to Stinson, complete with a few shops, restaurants, and bed and breakfasts. The exclusive Seadrift gated community houses some of the best houses in Stinson, with either beach or lagoon access. Sometimes popular with surfers, this beach will not disappoint. Just make sure to check the weather before you go, if you want to stay out of the cold Nor Cal fog.
Siren canteen (food)- thesirencanteen.com
Parkside (food)- parksidecafe.com
Live Water - livewatersurfshop.com (where you can find Olita suncare)
Steep ravine hot springs - for an awesome soak
Just a short drive North of Los Angeles you’ll find this relaxed surfer town that is just as popular with celebrities. There are several great beaches in the area, including Zuma or Malibu State Beach. If you choose to go to the more populated state beach, make sure you stop by Malibu Farms Pier Cafe for some healthy California food with an ocean view.
Malibu farms (food)- https://www.malibu-farm.com/
Nobu (expensive sushi)- Noburestaurants.com
Malibu seafood- Malibuseafood.com
Getty villa- getty.edu
Malibu wine safaris- lasafaris.com
This upscale surfer town has “The Strand” between the beach and the fab houses. The strand stretches along the South Bay and is popular among bikers, runners, scooters, roller bladers, and more. Check out some of the shops on Manhattan Beach Blvd and the beautiful pier.
Strand house (food)- thestrandhousemb.com
Walk around shops- Diane’s beachwear
Rent bikes- https://www.helenscycles.com/
East Hampton, NY
Most people know the Hamptons for the wealthy weekenders and fabulous parties, but the beach itself is very nice. There are cute shops in the town and manicured white beaches on the shore. If you live in New York, head out to East Hampton for the weekend.
Fresh seafood somewhere like bostwicks- bostwickschowderhouse.com
Dr smood (organic food)- https://www.drsmood.com/
Not many people think of Oregon when they think of America’s best beaches, but take a summer road trip to Manzanita and you won’t be underwhelmed. Just west of Portland and not too far north of Tillamook is this quaint gem of a beach town.
Oswald west state park- https://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=139
Nehalm bay winery- https://www.nehalembaywinery.com/
muttzanita festival (dogs)- http://muttzanita.com/
Macgregors whiskey bar- https://www.macgregorswhiskeybar.com/
Clearwater Beach, FL
Rated #1 beach in America, Clearwater Beach is a consistent winner. It is a populated beach with perfect white sand. There are many restaurants and hotels on the beach, and a pier nearby. Spend the day here but don’t forget your sunscreen (olitashop.com)!
Frenchys (food and drink)- https://frenchysonline.com/
Taco bus (food)- https://taco-bus.com/stores/clearwater/
Oahu North shore, HI
Drive up to the North Shore and take one of the paths between the private houses to see the expansive beach. There are several farms to stop at along the way up. Beware of big waves, as this spot is known for surfing.
Kahuku farms- https://kahukufarms.com/
Waimea falls and botanical garden- https://www.best-of-oahu.com/waimea-falls-park.html
Polynesian cultural center- https://www.polynesia.com/
Places in Oahu where Olita is sold:
Down To Earth - Honolulu
Down To Earth - Aiea
Down To Earth - Kapolei
Kaanapali Beach, Maui, HI
Several hotels line this beach, and the Sheraton even hires a cliff diver to dive off the black rocks every night. This beach is also ideal for snorkeling and not too far away from Lahaina, which features a street lined with shops and restaurants.
Fish market maui- https://fishmarketmaui.com/
Maui farmers market- https://www.gohawaii.com/islands/maui/things-to-do/land-activities/farmers-markets
Places in Maui that sell Olita:
Farmer's Market - Lahaina - https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=farmersmarket&find_loc=Lahaina%2C+HI+96761
Mana Foods - Paia - https://manafoodsmaui.com/
Down To Earth - Kahului - https://www.downtoearth.org/
Hanalei bay and beach, Kauai, HI
A beautiful crescent strip of sand looks up at the beautiful Na Pali cliffs and low tides expose incredible tide pools. Just off the beach is the quaint surf town of Hanalei. Get the sand off your feet with Beach Be Gone after the beach and head up to the St. Regis Princeville resort for a sunset drink.
Shave ice- https://jojosshaveice.com/
Food trucks - http://www.freshbitekauai.com/
Surf lessons- http://www.hanaleisurfschool.com/