Are you and your fiancé deciding on a destination for your honeymoon? If so, you may want to consider one of the following five cities that are known for their surfing. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer, these destinations have something for every couple. Each city boasts many attractions and sightseeing opportunities as well. As for affordability, consider starting a honeymoon fund where your family and friends can contribute to your honeymoon costs.
There are many places to purchase the necessary gear that you will need if you choose to surf. Even as a beginner, having the correct equipment will make all the difference. Of course, choosing your surfboard will be the most important item. Most likely, you will rent your surfboard from one of the facilities along the shore. However, if you are serious about surfing, you may choose to buy a surfboard that fits your personal needs. Other gear can be purchased as well.
1. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Long known for being the birthplace of surfing on the East coast, Virginia Beach enjoys celebrating its surf culture and the history that comes with it. Whether you choose to watch the surfers from Little Island Pier or join in yourself at one of the many hot spots like Croatan Beach, Sandbridge Beach, and First Street Jetty. While Virginia Beach is one of the best surf destinations for surfers of all experience levels, there are also other fun activities like touring a craft brewery or going on a wild horse safari in and around the area.
2. New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Not only does it have a 250-year history as an early Spanish settlement, but surfers can depend on the consistency of its waves year round. New Smyrna Beach is consistently ranked among one of the best surf destinations in the United States. When you’re not riding the waves, you can check out the wildlife at spots like Smyrna Dunes Park and Apollo Beach. Also, there are plenty boutiques that fill downtown for you to enjoy.
South Padre Island, Texas
With year-round warm temperatures, South Padre Island has plenty of waves to enjoy and you may not even need a wet suit! Being one of the Gulf of Mexico’s only surfing destinations, it stands alone with its strong waves and beautiful atmosphere. While not partaking in surfing, try visiting the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center for an up close look at gorgeous wildlife.
4. Montauk, New York
Montauk is the northeastern part of the United States’ haven for surfing. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced surfer, there is an instructor if you need one and wave for you to catch whenever you want. Check out the Aloha Surf School which guides beginners through the mechanics of surfing. Regarded as one of the best surf trips in the U.S., test out Ditch Plains for a great wave ride or relax at the popular Montauk Brewing Company.
5. Encinitas, California
This laid-back town in Southern California houses some of the best surfing around all year long. Swami’s Beach, D Street, and Cardiff Reef at Cardiff State Beach are all great choices for surfing in Encinitas. It’s a friendly beach town with an undeniable surfing spirit along with its own Meditation Gardens at the Self-Realization Fellowship.