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06/10/2015 03:55 pm ET Updated Jun 10, 2016

10 Of The Best Under-The-Radar Beaches In The U.S.

Trips to the beach are standard fare for most summer travelers, but crowded stretches of sand can make vacations more of a pain than a pleasure. Some beaches offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle and allow visitors to escape the crowds at more popular destinations. From an isolated nature retreat nestled along Virginia's Outer Banks to a picturesque coastal village with towering seawalls in Washington, these beaches prove that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better -- and that getting away doesn't need to be a headache. Here are our picks for America's best under-the-radar beaches.

By Emily Wasserman

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10 Under-the-Radar Beaches in the U.S.

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