It wasn't just COVID that had people wanting to space themselves from crowds. Many of us for years accepted that fun events and cool places were flocked to by droves of humanity and crowds were something you just had to accept.
But, deep in the heart of any vacationer is the concept of leaving the suburbs and cities to reacquaint with nature and quiet.
Here's some lesser known beaches were you can find a private escape away from the crowds and reconnect.
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Dyer Prince Beach
If you aren't in a coastal area, don't worry. Not far from where you live are daytime drives to secluded beaches -
Cave Run Lake
Crab Orchard Lake
Lake Pend Oreille
Kettle Creek Lake