You don’t need to leave the US to enjoy a sunny honeymoon destination with an amazing beach. Consider these warm weather locations that you can visit without applying for a passport.

Sandy Beaches You Can Enjoy Stateside

Encinitas, California

This west coast destination is a short drive away from both San Diego and Los Angeles, as well as national forests. Moonlight Beach offers lots of sand and surf for swimming, snorkeling, fishing and surfing. There’s plenty to do in Encinitas besides the beach as well: rent bikes, visit the farmers’ market and Zen garden, and enjoy laidback restaurants.

Fairhope, Alabama

Fairhope is a quiet coastal town located on Mobile Bay, an inlet on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans, LA and Pensacola, FL. Trails for hikers and bikers, kayak rentals and nearby beaches make Fairhope a great warm weather destination. Local restaurants offer fresh seafood, high end wine selections and great views for honeymooners.

Hanalei, Hawaii

At the northern end of Kauai Island, Hanalei is home to beautiful beaches, tropical waterfalls, food trucks, its own dialect for Hawaiian and romantic bungalows. Honeymooning couples can enjoy a laidback destination known for surfing, hiking, local produce and small businesses.

Key West, Florida

Key West claims the title of Southernmost Point in the Continental US, which means it’s warm and sunny year-round. New couples who love a good road trip should consider driving to the Key, taking in miles of blue water and unique cities scattered throughout the Florida Keys on their way.

Malibu, California

Escape to beach town luxury after your wedding is over. Head to Malibu for multiple beaches, mountain hikes, boutique shopping and gorgeous sunsets. While there is plenty to do here, you and your new spouse will be just a short drive from Los Angeles, so you can take a day to experience the big city while on your honeymoon.

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands offer plenty of all-inclusive resorts to choose from. There are excursions for every type of couple, including eco tours, scuba diving, shopping, culinary tours and more. You can also rent kayaks, paddleboards and sailboats to see more of the island for yourself.

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