The Best Beaches You Can Get to by Bus or Train

Whether you’re out of school for the summer or just looking for a weekend getaway, you’ll find plenty of beach destinations that you can travel to on Wanderu. That’s right, you can travel to awesome beach destinations across the country without ever having to hop into a car. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite beach destinations on Wanderu!

Cape Cod

Cape Cod Beach

Taking a bus to Cape Cod is the perfect way to enjoy summer in the Northeast. Catch a Peter Pan bus from Boston South Station and arrive in downtown Falmouth, Barnstable, or Provincetown. From Kalmus Park Beach to Sandy Neck, you’ll find plenty of beautiful beaches on Cape Cod. The beaches in this area are known for their fine sand and beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.

On Wanderu, you’ll find affordable bus tickets leaving from Boston South Station on almost any day of the week – in case you need a midweek escape.

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Beach

As a midway point between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Santa Barbara is a great destination if you’re looking for a quiet beach getaway. You can take an Amtrak train directly to Santa Barbara and walk for just 10 minutes to get to the beach!

With hotels and the beach within walking distance from the bus station, Santa Barbara is a nice summer getaway. Besides the beach, there are so many incredible things to do in Santa Barbara. Filled with a fun nightlife and great food, you can enjoy a relaxing retreat from the big city.

Located right on the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara’s beaches are perfect for water activities: join a kayak tour, learn to surf, or just bring along a good paddle board.

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Key West

Key West Beach

If you want to experience the Southernmost point of the United States, as well as beautiful beaches and a fun nightlife, then travel to Key West on Greyhound or FlixBus. Whether you’re leaving from Orlando or Miami, you’ll find plenty of buses headed south for the weekend.

Take the Key West shuttle directly from the Greyhound Station to your hotel if you’re staying downtown. Stop by South Beach, Higg’s Beach, or Rest Beach to get some quiet time and relaxation this summer! Watch dolphins play on this snorkeling tour, or enjoy sunset views from a cruise with booze. No matter what you’re looking for, there are plenty of things to do in Key West.

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Beach

Driving through the Santa Cruz mountains is easy when you can sit back and let the bus driver take you to the ocean, while you take a nap or listen to your favorite travel songs. Take an Amtrak bus from San Jose to Santa Cruz for an easy weekend getaway. The bus station is located just under a mile from the beach and you can walk along the San Leon River until you reach the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

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Austin Bay

Austin Bay

As a Northern California native, Austin's favorite trips begin and end in the mountains. He's always on an adventure to find new running trails and stay somewhere long enough to get to know people.

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