A Professional Traveler Shares the Absolute Best Beaches in the U.S.

If you're looking for a relaxing getaway that will leave you feeling at ease and looking tan, the beach never fails. However, dreaming up tropical vacations to far away places may not suit your budget. Luckily, you don't have to leave the country to experience some of the best beaches out there.

"When you think of beautiful beaches, exotic islands might come to mind but the truth is, the United States has some of the best beach fronts in the world," says Tara Cappel, founder of the boutique curated travel company For the Love of Travel. From the east coast to the west coast, there are plenty of gorgeous beach towns and cities by the water to be explored. You just have to know where to look.

That's why we tapped Cappel for her insights on the very best beaches in the U.S. Whether you're looking for a secluded, private beach, hoping to get in on the action with a surf lesson, or ready to relax during the day and go out on the town at night, here are 10 beaches in the U.S. that belong on your travel bucket list. Just remember to pack your sunscreen, a swimsuit, and your best sunnies. Sun and sand await.