2) Cumberland Island, Georgia
You don’t have to head to the far corners of South East Asia to find a pristine sandy shore. Cumberland Island is a surprisingly unique and untouched area of the U.S. It’s sometimes even referred to as one of the “most beautiful undeveloped beaches on the East Coast.” The east side of the island faces the Atlantic Ocean, while the north, south, and west are surrounded by rivers and marshes. The sunset over the water is just one reason visitors come back again. The marshlands, freshwater wetlands, beaches, and forests are home to multiple eco-systems. Cumberland is chock-full of wildlife, including the endangered loggerhead sea turtle. Wild turkeys, doves, woodpeckers, falcons, and great horned owls (to name a few) provide plenty for birdwatchers to enjoy. Horses, armadillos, and hogs are other wild animals that can be spotted here. There are even some cool historic ruins to explore!
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