The month of November is a wonderful time of the year to explore some of the best beaches the United States has to offer. As the summer crowds are gone and cooler temperatures set in, some of the best coastal destinations in the US offer a perfect blend of warm weather, outdoor activities, and scenic beauty.

From the East Coast to the West Coast, and from the northern states to the southern ones, there are a lot of best places where you can have a great time even in the month of November.

Here are some of the best beaches to visit in the USA during this time, considering factors such as mild temperatures, fewer crowds, and maybe even special events.

La Jolla Cove and ShoresLa Jolla

These wonderful beaches are located in North County of San Diego. La Jolla offers many great places to eat and it happens to be located right next to a wonderful ocean view. La Jolla Cove is a small beach that offers a variety of nature’s surprises. La Jolla Cove offers tide pools, cliff views, private beaches and much more. In La Jolla Cove there is a seal beach where tourists can watch the seals act in a natural environment. La Jolla Cover offers a great setting for weddings, proms, romantic dates, or even family outings.

Pacific BeachPacific Beach

This beach is probably the #1 popular beach in San Diego. This beach attracts thousands and thousands of people every summer and year. This beach offers many different sporting activities. Some of these activities include running, swimming, cycling, walking, and other sports.

San Francisco

For those who want a blend of urban sophistication and coastal charm, San Francisco stands out as an ideal destination in early November. Known for its iconic landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco enjoys mild temperatures during this time of year, making it an excellent beach retreat for everyone.

The city’s beaches, such as Baker Beach and Ocean Beach, provide a peaceful escape with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Additionally, nearby Napa Valley offers a haven for wine-tasting enthusiasts, while the city itself boasts a vibrant arts scene and live music performances.


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Sunset Bay State Park

This beach is located near Coos Bay on the Oregon coast. This scenic beach is surrounded by sandstone cliffs and lies in a shallow cove. The great thing about the beach being situated in a shallow cove is that the water here tends to be a little warmer than elsewhere on the Oregon coast making it a great beach to swim at. This beach is also great for individuals that like to camp as there is a campground near the beach with sites for RV’s, tents, and some yurts.


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Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

There are several beautiful beaches spread out along the 12-mile stretch that is the Samuel H. Boardman State scenic corridor. The beaches are some of the southernmost beaches along the Oregon coastline. These beaches are some of the best-looking ones in Oregon and are great for tourists.


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The best thing about these beaches is the scenery so be sure to bring along a camera. Once you check out the beach be sure to hike through the nearby forest to see 300 year old spruce trees.

Flamenco BeachFlamenco Beach, Puerto Rico

Flamenco Beach on the Island of Culebra in Puerto Rico is considered one of the top ten beach destination in the world. Crystal blue water and white sand and very few people. There is a reason for absence of crowds of beach-goers though. A trip to Culebra requires you to travel to Fajardo, and then get the ferry to Culebra. Once on the island, there isn’t must in the way of services. There are a few hotels, but the camping is allowed on some of the beaches.

St. AugustineSt. Augustine-Beach

Heading to the East Coast, St. Augustine in Florida emerges as a charming small town perfect for a November vacation. With average high temperatures and sunny days, this historic coastal gem invites visitors to explore its cobblestone streets, historic landmarks, and beautiful barrier island beaches. Nature lovers can revel in the scenic drive along Anastasia State Park or indulge in horseback riding along the shoreline. St. Augustine provides an idyllic setting for those seeking a balance between cultural richness and natural beauty.

Fort Desoto Park

Fort Desoto Park in Saint Petersburg, Florida is a place with a lot of history. The Tocobaga Indians used to live there and it was visited by Spanish explorers. During World War II, this island was used for bombing practice by the pilot who bombed Hiroshima. There are places set up for people who wish to fish, there are nature and hiking trails, and camping grounds.


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People are allowed to go boating on the calm waters. The fort on this island was constructed in 1898 and you can visit where the post buildings were located. There are playgrounds for kids to enjoy and a place where you can rent equipment for fishing, boating, or camping. This beach is a great place to relax and get some history lessons in at the same time.

South Padre IslandSouth Padre

Venturing to the southernmost tip of Texas, South Padre Island is an ideal late fall escape. Known for its warm temperatures and sunny days, this barrier island has pristine sandy shores and a great deal of outdoor activities. Whether it’s basking in the sun, exploring sand dunes, or enjoying water sports, South Padre Island caters to all tastes. November, being part of the shoulder season, offers a more peaceful ambiance, making it a better time to relish the island’s natural wonders without the bustling crowds.

Ocracoke Island

You can only get to this island by flying or by taking a boat. This beach is great for swimming and a beach vacation. There is also one of the famous North Carolina lighthouses located on this beach. There are two campgrounds located along the beach. If you would like to branch out beyond the beach, there is also a small village on this island with dozens of small and unique shops making it the perfect destination.

It is also a great beach for surfing. It is a great place to go and relax and just work on your tan. Fishing is also available for those who enjoy it. Boats are available for renting, either just take a ride or to go fishing.


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From the historical charm of St. Augustine, Florida, to the urban sophistication of San Francisco, California, and the tropical oasis of South Padre Island, Texas, each destination offers a unique blend of experiences in the winter months. Whether you are drawn to the cultural richness of a small town, the warmth of sandy shores, or the vibrant energy of a bustling city, November unveils the best of these coastal paradises.

So, if you’re seeking a perfect place to unwind during late fall, consider one of these beach destinations for a memorable November vacation filled with sunny days, pleasant weather, and the tranquility of the shore.

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