It's almost summer! That magical time of year when you can let your hair down, throw on some suntan lotion and find a stiff one – drink that is! Here are some great beach bars across the United States.

1. The Rusty Nail – Cape May New JerseyCape May New Jersey

This Beach bar and has been a top spot for surfers and beach-goers since the ’70s. The Rusty Nail is part of the Beach Shack cottage resort. Newly renovated, The Rusty Nail has more seating, live shows, and shuffleboard. Come check out the best bar along Cape May.

Drink of Choice: The Hammer (coconut rum, spiced rum, passion fruit, lemon, lime, and orange juice)


2. The Beachcomber – Wellfleet Cape CodBeachcomber - Wellfleet

This hidden Cape Cod gem is renowned for its beachside location and unique cocktails. Make sure to check out the big 4th of July celebration!

Drink of choice: Goombay Smash (spiced rum, malibu rum, apricot brandy, pineapple juice and orange juice.


3. Duke’s Barefoot Bar – Waikiki Beach Hawaii Duke's Bar

This beachside bar and restaurant is great for dinner and drinks. Hang out on the beach with some cocktails.

Drink of Choice: Tropical Itch (passion fruit juice, vodka, rum, curacao and a bamboo back scratcher)


4. Old Tony’s Bar – Redondo Beach Pier CaliforniaTony's Bar

This restaurant and bar is right on a Redondo beach pier. After a long day on the beach, vacationers find this bar an evening haven for food and cocktails.

Drink of Choice: The Fire Chief (grenadine Mai Tai with 3 different rums)


5. Sand Bar – Naples FloridaNaples Florida

If you find yourself staying at the snazzy Naples Ritz-Carlton, make sure to swing by the Sand Bar and soak in the laid back atmosphere.


6. The Lido Beach Resort

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Instead of sipping back on a cocktail at a bar and then heading to the beach, why not combine them into one amazing destination? That's exactly what Lido Beach Resort has done. Dug into the sand these oceanside tables offer you something unique and memorable during your next trip instead of the typical oceanside restaurants. Just make sure to bring a towel.

Drink of Choice:  Naples Sunset (fruit juices, peach schnapps, rum)

Photo Credits:

Rusty Nail: http://escapethecape.com/files/2012/01/img_6066.jpg; The Beachcomber: http://swimbikerunlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/7307812.jpg; Duke’s Barefoot Bar: http://cdn2.hauteliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/oahu-musicians-at-dukes.jpg; Old Tony’s Bar - http://redondobeachrealestatehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/P1020135.jpg; Sandbar: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/NR/rdonlyres/C9F2CE77-DC41-4AAB-B449-37718B515F05/0/Ritz_Naples_00227_920x518.jpg