Yachting Monthly, published “across the pond” in the U.K., recently listed their 10 Best Spots to Cruise in the U.S. in their “Sailing America” feature.
They note that the United States presents nearly endless cruising opportunities for visiting sailors, as America boasts the world’s eighth-longest coastline.
Oil and gas development and a relatively homogenous coastline tend to steer cruisers away from the Gulf of Mexico.
Yet America’s best white-sand beaches are found along the Gulf Coast. If you are cruising the tip of Florida, consider tucking around to its southwest side.
There you will find shallow-water cruising along the edge of Everglades National Park, 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and the sugar-white beaches of Sanibel Island, Captiva, and Pine Island Sound.
If you’re interested in throwing off the bow lines and catching the trade winds in your sails, read the rest of the article here!