Summer is finally upon us, and the mercury keeps rising higher and higher. With seemingly no end to the warm weather in sight, it’s probably high time that you and yours headed out to the beach, don’t you think?
Now, you’ve no doubt got your favorite beachside spot nearby to check out when the weather gets warm… But, don’t you think this summer you should treat yourself to something different? Wouldn’t you like to travel to one of those towns in the United States that’s known for its beautiful beach and thriving beach community?
If so, then you’ve come to the right place. That’s because on the list that follows, we’ve collected our picks for the 10 best beach towns in the United States!
You’ll get a firsthand look at this incredible locales, as well as some clues about what makes each so special. Given that, you’ve definitely go the makings of a roadmap that could just make this summer one of the ones that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s check out the 10 best beach towns in the United States!
1. Chatham (Massachusetts)
If you’re looking to get a real feel for the New England coastline vibe, you can’t do much better than this.
2. Great Whites
Just be careful if you venture too far off the shore – the waters around Chatham are the summer home of Great White sharks.
3. Cannon Beach (Oregon)
The first thing to note about this Pacific Northwest locale is the absolute majesty of the beach.
4. Artistic Fun
But, what’s going to really keep you entertained here is the artistic vibe of the town itself, full of galleries and snazzy places to eat.
5. Kailau (Hawaii)
Home to a Marine base, Kailau is also home to one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Hawaii.
6. Teddy’s Burger
Those of you with a yen for burgers will want to check out this local haunt, which offers one of the best burgers that the US has to offer.
7. Rehoboth Beach (Delaware)
If ever there was a beach town in the Northeast that embodies the Northeast beach-going spirit, this is it.
8. Dogfish Head
Those who’ve get a yen for craft beers will want to visit the brewery that started it all, Dogfish Head.
9. Morro Bay (California)
Don’t have the time or money to visit the Rock of Gibraltar? Then you can check out Morro Rock instead.
What makes the beach here so incredible is that it’s entirely unspoiled and remote. This is what natural California coastline looks like.
11. Traverse City (Michigan)
Not all of our choices are on the East or West Coast! Just take this Michigan treasure as an example.
12. Big Lights!
Aside from hitting the beach, there’s plenty to see and do in the town, especially when the film festival is happening.
13. Laguna Beach (California)
If you’ve ever wondered what So Cal living is all about, this is where you can mainline a dose.
14. More to the Story
And while it’s full of surfer girls and surfer boys, be sure to check out the numerous art galleries and amazing eateries.
15. Gulf Shores (Alabama)
Known for its beautiful homes lining the beach in their pastel colors, this may not be what you were expecting from Alabama.
16. Hangout Music Festival
If you really want to get a feel for what all the fuss is about, be sure to visit for the totally fun Hangout Music Festival.
17. Anna Maria Island (Florida)
Florida can be a little cookie-cutter depending upon where you go, but this lovely beach town is anything but.
18. Flair and Pizzazz
In addition to an absolutely beautiful coastline, you’ll be intoxicated by the quirky vibe of the homes and architecture here.
19. Ocean Grove (New Jersey)
If you’re looking for the Jersey Shore experience without “The Jersey Shore”, then this where you’ll get it.
20. Tent City
In fact, people come to get away from it all here, paying thousands of dollars to stay in the city’s renowned “Tent City”.