Chances are you’ll be visiting a beach this summer. If you’re set on an oceanside vacation, you can hit two birds with one stone by also taking the chance to visit a brewery you might not be able to visit otherwise. Whether you’ve got a destination in mind or you’re looking for ideas, we’ve got a list that might help you visit both a sunny beach spot and a tasty craft brewery.
Beach Haus Brewery – These guys were named for the beach, and as they’re just over in Belmar, NJ, visiting can make a good weekend retreat.
Belmar Beach: A recently revamped boardwalk, lots of activities like kayaking and boogie boarding, and clean, sandy beaches are all just minutes away from the brewery.
Evolution Brewery: While Salisbury isn’t exactly an oceanside city, the surrounding beauty of Maryland can be a wonderful getaway, and you can reach the ocean in under an hour.
Assateague Island: Wild ponies, crabbing, kayak tours and beauty in all directions are just 40 minutes away from Salisbury.
Ocean City: Lots of awesome shops, games and restaurants line Ocean City’s beach, meaning you’ll have plenty of things to see on your trip.
Sandy Point State Park: This Chesapeake Bay retreat may be a little further away from Salisbury, but it’s certainly worth the drive for hiking, boating, fishing and more.
Kona: If you’re visiting Hawaii, it’s a given you’ll hit up some beaches. But don’t leave the Big Island before you tour the brewery and visit one of their pubs.
Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area: The closest beach to the brewery, this isn’t one that most tourists come to, but it’s great for a relaxing walk or picnic.
Kaloko-Honokōhau: This beautiful beach comes with fascinating history of the native island peoples, which you can learn about on a guided tour.
Manini’owali Beach: Gorgeous white sand, great snorkeling among the rocky outcroppings and all around fantastic swimming all make for a perfect beach experience.
Anchor: San Francisco has such a colorful history, it’s hard to get it all in in one visit, but you won’t want to miss a visit to Anchor’s brewery–or one of their many beautiful beaches.
Baker Beach: A popular beach with a scenic view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands.
Ocean Beach: This spacious beach spans 3.5 miles and is a great spot for running the dogs or grabbing a bite to eat.
Stinson Beach: It’s a little ways out of San Fran, but its natural beauty, abundance of space and awesome restaurants are worth the trip.
Rogue: Newport is home to four of Rogue’s meeting halls, where you can enjoy a unique menu as well as all the Rogue beer you could want.
South Beach State Park: Equestrian and biking trails, camping, hiking, and fishing should be enough to entice most beach-lovers.
Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site: This lovely park hosts a beautiful lighthouse and stretches of gorgeous sand.