There’s still two weeks left in January, but I’m already dreaming of warmer weather. As I stare out over the slushy Chicago streets and see the sheet of ice glued to my windshield, I can’t help but imagine myself onto a sunny beach somewhere. I’d gladly trade in some of this snow and freezing wind for a seaside breeze and a sunset over the water. Like clockwork, I always get the itch to get out of my beloved city around this time and into a much warmer one, if only for a few days. It feels like the perfect time to get away from the cold and dig my toes into the sand of a balmy beach. Here at PiecesofThere we’ve compiled a list of what we think are some of the best beaches in the U.S. So take a look and be transported to the lovely coasts and shores of some truly amazing places. Who knows, it may even inspire you to buy a plane ticket and treat yourself to some well-deserved R&R! But if you’re one of the many who can’t get away from their busy lives at this time, we can also provide you with a taste of a beach vacation, enjoyed from the comforts of home. At PiecesofThere, we offer a ton of cool things that you’ll love to use, many of which are from these beach cities. We’re bringing the local sunshine and luxury to you, while we wait for spring to show at home. Happy daydreaming!
Fort Jefferson Dry Tortugas National Park near Key West, Florida is one of the best beaches in the state. Whether swimming, sun bathing or just plain strolling, you will enjoy the crystal blue waters, swaying palm trees and soft, powdery sand of this island paradise.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the East Coast’s ultimate vacation destination. The town is alive with summertime action: beaches, amusement and water parks, restaurants and live entertainment.
Lanikai Beach in Oahu, Hawaii is as close to heaven as you can get on earth. With turquoise water, pristine sand, and lush tropical plants, Lanikai is one of the best beaches in Hawaii.
Cumberland Island, Georgia is home to perfect marine forests, pristine beaches, gorgeous marshes and untamed horses.
Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida and Mississippi offer undeveloped beaches and barrier islands, with warm water and brilliant sand. The quartz beaches owe their distinctive look to erosion from the Appalachian Mountains over millions of years.
If you can’t make it to these beaches, why not bring them to you. Shop below local products we offer from those beach towns listed above that bring a taste of vacation right to you at home!
Southern Soap Treats by The Charleston Soap Chef—Treat yourself to a mini spa day with these soap treats!
Beachcomber Jams by Mississippi Mermaid —Enjoy gourmet jelly and jam in designer bottles!
Georgia Peach Body Butter by Salacia Salts—Make your skin silky soft with this body butter!
Island Breeze Bath by Key West Aloe—Take a luxurious bath enjoying these plush products!