When you’re in the business of capturing memories from Beach Sands all over the world, it’s important that you know as much about those locations as possible. This year we’re setting out to teach you more about the beaches and locations that make up the core of Dune Jewelry. Here are 4 of our Favorite U.S.A. Beaches.

big sur Favorite U.S.A. Beaches

big sur heart necklaceBIG SUR, California

Location: 36°06′27″N 121°37′33″W

Size: 90 miles of coastline (approx.)

Big Sur is a  region of the Central Coast of California. Here the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean.  The name “Big Sur” is derived from the original Spanish-language “el sur grande”, meaning “the big south”. This name refers to its location south of the city of Monterey. The stunning views make Big Sur a popular tourist destination. In the early to mid-20th century, Big Sur’s isolation and natural beauty attracted writers and artists.

Favorite U.S.A. Beaches Jersey Shore

wave bangleNEW JERSEY SHORE, New Jersey

Location: 40.048°N 74.052°W

Size: 141 miles of coastline (approx.)

The Jersey Shore is the coastal region of the state of New Jersey. Geographically, the term encompasses about 141 miles (227 km) of oceanfront from New Brunswick in the north to Cape May Point in the south. To many New Jersey residents, it is simply referred to as “The Shore.” Famous for its many boardwalks with arcades, water parks. The Jersey Shore is a popular vacation spot for Jersey Locals, New Yorkers, in the Northeastern United States.

obx outer banks sand

sandglobe necklace cape cod sandOUTER BANKS, North Carolina

Location: 35.37365°N 75.49530°W

Size: 200 miles of coastline (approx.)

The Outer Banks (OBX) is a 200-mile-long (320 km) string of narrow peninsulas and barrier islands. OBX is located off the coast of North Carolina and a small portion of Virginia. The Outer Banks are a major tourist destination. This beach is known around the world for a subtropical climate and wide expanse of open beachfront. The Wright brothers’ first flight in a controlled, powered, heavier-than-air vehicle took place on the Outer Banks on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills near the seafront town of Kitty Hawk.

destin florida

sandbead braceletDESTIN, Florida

Location: 30°23′36″N 86°28′31″W

Size: 5.5 miles of coastline (approx.)

Located on Florida’s Emerald Coast, Destin is known for its white beaches and emerald green waters. Destin is named after Leonard Destin. A New London, Connecticut fishing captain who settled in the area between 1845 and 1850. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, over 80 percent of the Emerald Coast’s 4.5 million visitors each year visit Destin.