Summertime is synonymous with beach days. But what happens when your regular swath of sand starts to feel a bit, well, crowded with seasonal tourists? It might be time to start seeking out a more secluded spot to catch some rays. To help in that endeavor, we hunted down the quietest, most pristine and untouched slices of paradise right here in the U.S. From sheltered coves on serene inlets to prime lakefront real estate that isn’t known to the masses, these are the best hidden beaches across the country—plus places to stay on your vacay from Homes & Villas by Marriott International, Vrbo and more. (Just do us a solid and try to keep these beaches a secret.)
Editor’s note: Please follow all social distancing guidelines and local travel recommendations. You may also want to reach out to your host or hotel to ensure that they are using additional cleaning and sanitation practices.