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Sandboarding? Dramatic photoshoots? Off-roading ATVs? These are just a few of the reasons why visiting the dunes in America is something that should be on your list. From areas such as the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico to the smaller dunes of Pismo Beach, visiting some of the best dunes in America provides plenty of opportunities one might not know about. With so much to explore in the United States, we are going to be going over some of the best dunes in America and how you can visit them. Just be sure to bring your camera and camera strap to capture all the fun!
3 of The Best Dunes in America:
Pismo Beach Dunes - Located off of the 101 highway in California lies the coastal town of Pismo Beach. Here at Pismo Beach, you can camp, hike, eat, and much more. The town itself has a 70s beach shack vibe and a prime destination for those looking for some clam chowder. Sound like you? Be sure to check out the famous Splash Cafe where you can order a killer bread bowl topped with lobster. Aside from the beautiful town, Pismo Beach offers visitors plenty of camping opportunities right near the Pismo Dunes. Located south from the campgrounds, visitors can find a seamless desert area full of massive dunes. Visitors from around the world come here to ATV as well as to just explore the scenic atmosphere of the area. Just be sure to bring your camera strap if you plan on taking photos! You wouldn’t want your camera to fall in the sand…
Indian Sands - Located high above the coastal cliffs of the Oregon coast lies the beautiful dunes of Indian Sands. Many visit Oregon expecting vibrant scenery and rainy coastal vibes but will often overlook the massive dunes found along the coast. Although these dunes are smaller than others, the picturesque views they provide make up for its size. If you are planning on visiting this spot, be sure to park in the designated lot and then proceed to walk up the wide path at the bottom of the lot. Once at the top, you will be able to see the waves crashing below, as well as a coastline. Very few things beat this view which makes this spot one of the best dunes in America.
Imperial Sand Dunes - It really is crazy how close this area is for most of us. If you are fortunate enough to live in California, then visiting these dunes can easily be done in a day. Located near the border to California and Arizona about an hour’s drive from San Diego are the Imperial Sand Dunes. Probably the most dramatic setting in the area, Imperial Sand Dunes does not disappoint. What seems like an endless desert, these dunes give visitors lots of opportunities. For those who like photography, this is the spot. Get creative and plan a photoshoot in this barren wasteland! If photography isn’t your thing, don’t worry as there are plenty of other options you can do while visiting this unique spot.
Looking for a change of scenery? Then be sure to visit one of the best dunes in America! Be sure to prepare accordingly and bring lots of water. Have fun!
Written by @vis.ry