Do the scorching highs across the CSRA have you dreaming of an island vacation? If so, the popular travel magazine Travel + Leisure has some great news for you.

Tybee Island's North Beach has been named one of the 25 best beaches in the US, according to the publication. The coastal Georgia gem shares the honor with the likes of Poipu Beach on Kauai, Hawaii as well as Santa Monica Beach in California, the famous Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, and picturesque Crystal Lake State Park located in Barton, Vermont. Also making the cut is South Carolina's Coligny Beach Park on Hilton Head Island.

Coligny Beach Park and North Beach are each just under 3 hours from Augusta, and about 90 minutes by car from each other, making it possible for CSRA sunseekers to visit two of Travel + Leisure's best beaches during one vacation.

Setting North Beach apart, according to Travel + Leisure, is the Tybee Island Lighthouse. "The stunning 360-degree views from the top of the historical Tybee Island Lighthouse are well worth the climb, especially during sunrise and sunset."

As for Coligny Beach, the park is accessible and family-friendly, but best of all, "dolphin sightings are common and the sunrises are incredible," making it an easy choice for Travel + Leisure's top 25 US beaches.

So if you're longing to put some sand under your feet this travel season, you may not have to go too far from home to find some of the best destinations in the country.

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