The 5 best beach towns in the USA

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With over 95,000 miles of coastline, the United States has a lot of coastline where you’ll find some of the best beach towns in the world. In addition, each state and city in the United States has its own character and charm, so it’s up to you to try out the different places to find your favorite. To narrow it down, we’ve researched the best beach towns in the US to give you some ideas on where to start. From Victorian seaside towns and wild horses to beautiful streets and long stretches of sand, America’s seaside resorts offer something for everyone!


  1. Chincoteague

If you’re looking for a delicious east coast on the Atlantic coast, then Chincoteague, Virginia is a good bet. Leaving the mainland you will experience a few days of quiet and relaxing stretches of white sand with wild ponies roaming freely. Chincoteague is a quiet and unspoiled place, and you won’t find sand dunes with beach bars and cafes here. Instead, get ready for a picnic or grab a kayak and take a day of freedom and fun. When you’re ready to get back to civilization, enjoy the city’s great seafood restaurants serving crab and clams!


  1. Cape May

The seaside town of Cape May , New Jersey dates back to the 1790s and is believed to be one of the oldest seaside towns in the country. With grand Victorian houses, inviting restaurants, interesting museums and festivals and long shores of golden sand. Cape May is a picture-perfect beach town. The whole town oozes romantic charm with Bed and Breakfasts and horse-drawn carriages in the streets. It’s an ideal place for a few days of relaxation, so you can slow down and take things easy.


  1. Key West

Perhaps it is one of the most famous seaside resorts in the country. Key West, Florida is popular with locals and tourists who flock here to soak up the sun, relax under the palm trees, swim in the crystal clear waters and socialize on the buzzing streets. The colorful buildings are home to lively bars and fantastic seafood restaurants, offering the perfect end to a day in paradise. Not only is Key West spectacular as a destination, but the journey to get there along the bridges and beaches is also incredible!


  1. Long Beach

As the name suggests, Long Beach in Washington offers a sprawling coastline that stretches a whopping 28 miles. from end to end! This rugged peninsula combines perfectly traditional beach town kitsch (think: radio cars, candyfloss and merry-go-rounds) with plenty of eateries and bars that appeal to those with more discerning tastes. The area around town is family friendly, but if you want to get away from it all, you can bring some supplies and head further afield to find a more secluded spot. If you happen to be visiting the area in August, check out the annual Washington State International Kite Festival, which is a huge kite flying festival that’s fun for the whole family.


  1. Carmel-by-the-Sea

Last but not least, there is California’s own Carmel-by-the-Sea . This beach town is for those who want to combine coast and culture thanks to its stunning coastline as well as a wide range of galleries that paint the streets of this beach town. Although the rough waters are better suited to surfers than swimmers, the rocky outcroppings along the shores provide great scenery, as do the beautiful sunsets that travelers are blessed with every evening.

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