10 U.S. Beaches With Most Breathtaking Sunrises

10. Coligny Beach

Hilton Head is a prominent South Carolina vacation. The island is known for its tranquility and stunning beaches. Coligny Beach offers Atlantic sunrises.

9. Lanikai Beach

Skip Waikiki Beach during sunrises to avoid inebriated visitors. Instead, explore Lanikai Beach, with its lovely white sand.

8. Sandbridge Beach

Unlike Virginia Beach, Sandbridge Beach is not overcrowded. Watch the sun make the sky blue and hear the waves crash on the coast. 

7. Tybee Island Beach

It's popular among celebrities to jet ski, sunbathe, and boat. While it won't be the quietest beach throughout the day, few people choose to wake up early after partying. 

6. Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville has wonderful beaches but is often overlooked in favor of southern Florida towns like Miami. Watching the dawn at its namesake beach is a popular activity. 

5. St. Augustine Beach

St. Augustine Beach, also in northern Florida, is underestimated. Start your day by seeing the sun rise over the oldest US city before visiting many historical sites. 

4. Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach draws spring-break crowds as raucous as Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Avoid this beach at all costs during this season, since college students arrive early. 

3. Shipwreck Beach

Kauai's rough beauty inspires exploration. This beach was named after a shipwreck, although it is no longer there. People still travel to this beach because it's so lovely. 

2. Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach, north of Daytona Beach, is ideal for sunrises without party people. Craft cocktails are classier than cheap beer in Daytona. 

1. Driftwood Beach

Large driftwoods adorn the horizon as the sun rises. After seeing it, you'll understand why this beach has the best dawn in the country.