Beaches are the number one recreational destination for Americans. These sandy playgrounds that line our coasts are the most extensive natural parks in the country. Nothing restores the body and soul like a stay at the beach. We are naturally drawn to the rhythmic pounding of the waves as if returning to our primordial beginnings. In this section, I share my prescriptions of beaches by regions: Northeast, Southeast, Gulf, Southwest, Northwest, and Hawaii. Each region offers a different venue and recreational advantage. While swimming is the favorite activity of most beachgoers, many people just enjoy walking along beaches for the exercise and enjoy the scenery. Purists prefer wilderness beaches, but many vacationers are looking for creature comforts; the top city beaches offer all amenities.