10 National Seashores Everyone Needs to Visit at Least Once

Do you love visiting America’s beautiful sights? You can thank some forward-thinking government officials for starting to preserve many of these valuable areas almost a century ago.

The federal national seashore program protects some of the most beautiful places on our nation’s coastlines from development. 

There are 10 different national seashores in the U.S. Most are along the Atlantic Ocean, including two on the Gulf of Mexico, while there’s only one on the Pacific.

The seashore extends almost 80 miles from the city of Corpus Christi down to North Padre Island.

Padre Island National Seashore, Texas


It has an incredibly diverse wildlife population as well as some captivating ruins from the plantation-era cotton trade.

Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia


They showcase miles of beach wilderness as well as some historic military structures. 

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida & Mississippi


It’s an ideal habitat for the endangered Kemp Ridley turtle, but there are literally thousands more animals and plants here. 

Canaveral National Seashore, Florida


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