Are you a high blood pressure (e.g., “hot” beach lover), or a low blood pressure (e.g., “cool” beach lover)?

Hot beaches include:

  • Old Orchard Beach, Maine-a Canadian summertime favorite for partygoers
  • Jones Beach, Long Island, New York-bodies packed on the beach and in the water
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey-glitzy casinos and gambling on the coast
  • Ocean City, Maryland-big-time boardwalk scene
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-the “Grand Strand”
  • South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida-“hottest” beach in the country
  • Panama City Beach, Florida–#1 Spring Break beach in the country
  • South Padre Island, Texas-bungee jumping par excellence
  • Venice Beach, California-a West Coast version of South Beach that is funkier
  • Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii-one of the most famous beaches in the world

Cool beaches for families and nature lovers include:

  • Outer Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Outer Banks of North Carolina
  • Cumberland Island, Georgia
  • Naples Beach, Florida
  • Coronado Beach, California
  • Cannon Beach, Oregon
  • Hawaiian Islands, especially the Big Island and Kauai