The majestic Gulf Coast waters lap the shores of seven U.S. states: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Spanning hundreds of miles and welcoming millions of tourists each year, it’s not hard to find a sandy place to soak up sun, but, we’ve narrowed it down to the best Gulf Coast beaches.
Whether you’re planning a last-minute getaway or a serious vacation five months out, you don’t have to jet-set across the globe to get away from it all. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to look much further than your own backyard. Here, the best vacation spot in every single U.S. state.