The Best Beaches in America to Visit This Summer

Cold water and tricky tides discourage swimming at this Oregon coast beach, but the sand is warm enough for summer sunbathing, steady breezes make the beach fun for family kite-flying, and walks to Haystack Rock—a 235-foot sea stack rising from the surf—pass tidal pools alive with sea stars, anemones, and scuttling crabs. At low tide you can walk out to the base of the monolith, whose resident seabirds include a colony of white-crowned Tufted Puffins. If a cool onshore breeze kicks in, you can warm up with a hot cup of Monastery Blend at Sleepy Monk more at

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