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Best American Beaches

Who says you need a passport in search of turquoise waters and pristine shores? The US lays claim to some of the best beaches in the world.

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South Padre Island, TX

Every year the sunny shores of South Padre Island beckon to rowdy spring breakers to cross over the 2.5-mile Queen Isabella Causeway from the Texas mainland mid-to-late March. The rest of the year, however, it appeals to budget-conscious families and honeymooners looking for access to water sports, restaurants, bars and shops – without a big price tag.

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