By July, anywhere in the northern hemisphere that can get warm has gotten warm. Even Canada gets into the beach act. While many of the best beach vacations in July are still in the Caribbean, several are easy to access for citizens of the United States who don't want to travel too far away. You can find all kinds of beachy goodness without even hopping a flight, provided you're okay with doing a lot of driving. The following is a list of several beach vacation destinations worth checking out.
Scott's Head is one of three marine reserves in this area, and July just happens to be the time of the Dominica Dive Fest
. You can have a great time diving from the Cachacrou Peninsula
, which is made by part of the lip of an extinct volcanic crater rising out of the water.
Santo Domingo goes absolutely crazy during July because of the Meringue Festival
. If you love to dance, this is the time to do so. There's just something about beaches that lends itself to dancing, and this is the best time to dance with 100,000 of your new best friends.
One of the best beach vacations in July consists of renting a place in the "arrogantly shabby" area called Pawley's Island
. Litchfield Beach gives you everything Myrtle Beach does, only without having all the crowds caused by being well known. Who needs the crowds when you've got a great beach to relax on?
July brings with it the usual things you can do in the Virgin Islands, including snorkeling, kayaking or just lying around on any beach in the area. But the Highland Spring HIHO Race
brings on more than a week of wind surfing and catamaran races, not to mention the accompanying race parties.
They say the water in this area glimmers like silver if you look at it from just the right angle. As if that perennial attraction weren't here, M-Bay hosts Sumfest
in July, which brings some incredible reggae. Since this is the birthplace of reggae, every artist brings their A game.
Rye has gorgeous beaches, where the sand is the color of caramel. You can even get in some decent surfing here if you're interested. Plus, the food is amazing, considering the abundance of both lobster and rockfish in the area.
One of the best beach vacations in July happens right off Seven Mile Beach
, where the water visibility stretches out to 200 feet and the weather is perfect. You'd think it'd be really hot, but the breezes keep the temperature moderate. The water here is the most amazing shade of electric blue, too.
There are three really neat unique experiences to have here: hike through the jungle of an extinct volcano called The Quill
, attend the local carnival's Burning of Prince Stupid
, and dive through the local shipwrecks. There's nothing like a shipwreck to put some humility into you. Hammonasset State Park
is a two-mile long beach, which makes it the largest Connecticut has. Leave the cities behind, rent a great place right off the boardwalk and enjoy the incredible views you can't find many places in New England.
Canadian beaches don't really get warm in the water, but Vancouver's Torfino
actually does an okay job. At 50 degrees, the water's a great way to cool off as the days get hot. The 12 miles of beach rimmed by pine trees and the distinctive mix of pine and salt water smells are a really special experience that most beaches just can't give you.
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