Best Beach Vacations in May

May is the beginning of the northern hemisphere's summer, so if you're based in the United States you don't have to travel quite as far for a great beach experience. In fact, many of the best beach vacations in May are within fairly easy reach of the States, especially in the South. The water is still chilly in places, but winter is finally over. The following is a great group of beaches that come into their own during the month of May.

may beach vacationSaint Lucia

If you love an incredible party, one of the best in the Caribbean is the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival . Of course, the great views and lovely weather on Saint Lucia are constants, but May is a great month for a visit.

Saint Croix

Buck's Island Underwater National Park is a great place to steer clear of the crowds and just have a fun and relaxing vacation on your own. However, if you want some excitement, May just happens to be the month when the Saint Croix Ironman Triathlon happens. If you love biking, running and swimming, there is no lovelier place to do it.


The small town of Lubenice, on the island of Cres, has a stone beach that takes 45 minutes of walking to reach. This isn't the place to work on your surfing or scope out beach honeys, but if you love a contemplative time gazing at the Adriatic Sea , this is your place.

Big Sur, California

If you love finding proverbial diamonds in the rough, one of the best beach vacations in May is right here. In a little cove with a waterfall coming from among the hills, Julia Pfeiffer Burns Beach is a small spot of sand that gives you a feeling that you've left your rental to find something really special.

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia

The Audubon Society has actually declared the beaches on this island to be an Important Bird Area . You can see hundreds of different species here if you pay careful attention. You can also get in some great shelling, or just take a nice stroll.


Willemstad is a bustling city, so Curacao's incredible beaches and trails may keep you away from it for awhile. However, there are two very good reasons to head back into the throng of humanity during the month of May: The Curacao Dive Fest and the Curacao Jazz Fest . You'll find great tunes and great activities on the water - see if you can squeeze in both.


The beaches here are full of room to spread out and relax. If you love to snorkel, the waters off of Friendship Bay Beach sparkle like so much tinsel and open up to a lot of great underwater wildlife.

Isla Margarita

Playa Parguito is the place to go during this relative lull season. The weather isn't too hot or too cold, making it just right by Goldilocks' standards. With the great surfing and the unique mixture of Caribbean and Latin culture, this is a great place to hang out and party.


One of the best beach vacations in May is on Costa de la Luz's Santa Maria del Mar . While it's only 800 yards long, this golden sand beach is a great place to see some serious beauty on the Atlantic.

Okaloosa Island, Florida

The Destin-Fort Walton Beach caps off the white sand wonderland that is the Emerald Coast. Quite possibly one of the loveliest little beaches in Florida, this relatively undiscovered haven for porpoise-watching, lounging in your rental or just taking a warm dip is just idyllic in May.

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