Heading to a beach getaway is never a bad idea. Whether it’s the peak of summer and you want to tan and dip in the water to cool down, or it’s winter and you want to head to a warmer part of the country to enjoy being out doors. There are so many incredible beach towns in the US beyond the most famous ones. Here are some beautiful beach towns you can visit.
Long Beach, Washington
Long Beach, Washington has plenty of shops and seafood restaurants to visit, as well as plenty of beautiful beaches, state parks, lighthouses, oyster farms, and cranberry bogs. You’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time when you stroll along the streets of Long Beach. Enjoy the carousel, carnival rides, bike rentals, quirky museums, game parlors, and food options that range from oyster burgers to fine dining locations.
Pescadero can be found nestled between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Enjoy the fresh air and rolling hills at this uncrowded, underrated beach town. You can see elephant seals at Ano Nuevo State Park. Go biking and hiking along the Santa Cruz Mountains, and then relax in downtown Pescadero. You should absolutely visit Pie Ranch, which is a farm that is actually shaped like a pie and sells seasonal pies and produce.
Kennebunkport is a gorgeous beach town that’s quintessential Maine. You can enjoy the famous lobster at Mabel’s Lobster Claw, with fresh lobsters caught on the daily. You can see the lobster traps along Cape Porpoise along Goose Rocks Beach. Another fantastic restaurant to try is The White Barn Inn Restaurant.
Bandon, Oregon is a gorgeous mid-19th century small town that’s found on the southern coast of Oregon. It’s full of wildlife like ospreys, shorebirds, bald eagles, and geese, as well as tufted puffins, murres, and cormorants. You can even spot an orca or gray whale every once in a while. You can enjoy the Old Town with its many restaurants, shops, galleries, and book shops.
Provincetown is located at the very end of Cape Cod and embodies everything that is beloved about New England coasts. It is surrounded by 30 miles of stunning beaches. You can tan on Herring Cove, walk along Race Point Beach, and stroll around the downtown area and enjoy art galleries, delicious seafood, coffee shops, and book stores.