East Coast Beaches
East Coast Beaches

AMERICAN EAST COAST BEACHES

The US Visitors Network offers a look at all of the counties and towns with Atlantic Ocean beaches from Maine to South Carolina. You will be able to find maps with driving directions, lodging, nearby restaurants and attractions. Lots more! Enjoy!
East Coast

Maine New Hampshire Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New York
New Jersey Delaware Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina
MAINE
York County, Maine - Ogunquit, which means "beautiful place by the sea" in the indigenous Abenaki language, was first a village within Wells, which was settled in 1641. It has become a popular art colony and tourist area. To accommodate summer crowds, several seaside hotels and inns were built. Read more...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE
Rockingham County, Maine - Home to New Hampshire's beaches...the summer fun starts Memorial Day Weekend with the beginning of more than 80 outdoor concerts on the famous Sea Shell Stage-and the first of 15 spectacular fireworks displays Wednesdays and holidays. Read more...

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MASSACHUSETTS
Essex County - From the first wave of European immigrants in the 17th Century, to the rise of America's first commercial fishing and shipbuilding trades in the 18th Century, to the leather, textile and shoe entrepreneurs that initiated our industrial revolution in the 19th Century, the Essex National Heritage Area... Read more...
Essex County, Massachusetts
Plymouth County - You'll stand in awe as you gaze at Plymouth Rock and tour Mayflower II, the full-size replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620. Everything around you is rich in history. Be sure to visit Plimoth Plantation, a ... Read more...
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Cape Cod - With over 550 miles of shoreline and more than 360 lakes and ponds, the maritime heritage of the region is deeply rooted. Approximately 396 square miles of land are home to over 205,000 year round residents, swelling to more than three times that number during the peak summer months. Read more...
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Martha's Vineyard - The Jewel of New England sits a mere 5 miles off the southern coast of Massachusetts. With a rich history, thriving culture, and miles of seemingly endless beaches, it's no question why Martha's Vineyard is such a popular destination.

Colonial Edgartown is the seat of Dukes County and the largest town on Martha's Vineyard. Get lost on its picturesque streets and drift away to the age of Whaling Captains and nautical legends. Read more...

Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Nantucket - Walk the wide sandy beaches, as beautiful as any in the world. Swim in the still, sparkling waters of Nantucket Sound to the north, or brave the mighty Atlantic along the island's south shore. Let the pounding surf, and clean, salty air restore you. Try your hand at surfcasting for stripers and bluefish... Read more...

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RHODE ISLAND
Bristol, which claims to be the most patriotic town in America, may very well be so. The first 4th of July celebration was held there, in 1785! This fervor continues today in the three-week Celebration which culminates in the gala Parade on Independence Day... Read more...
Bristol, Rhode Island
Newport, is alive with the air of history. The City of Newport is not only one of America's oldest cities, the community also has the distinction of having more original colonial period buildings than any... Read more...
Newport, Rhode Island
Block Island, Washington County, is commonly known as South County. The best resorts are on Block Island and Narragansett Bay. There's a state airport at Westerly, the Narragansett Indian Reservation at Charlestown. Its most famous recreational area is probably Block Island.... Read more...

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CONNECTICUT
New London and Mystic. Halfway between New York and Boston is a vacation destination with all you love about New England. The Yankee heritage is visible everywhere -- in charming villages surrounding classic town greens; scenic farm roads and ancient stone walls; waterfronts bustling with fishermen, ferries, and yachts. Situated on the shores... Read more...
New London, Connecticut
Middlesex. This region offers natural beauty and New England charm. Identified as one of the "Last Great Places on Earth" by The Nature Conservancy, the 20 towns offer the best of New England - the unspoiled beauty of the Connecticut River, the beautiful shoreline... Read more...
Middlesex and essex, Connecticut
New Haven. Leave the city lights behind, pack your spirit of adventure, and settle in the driver's seat for a country drive through some of Connecticut's most magnificent scenery. Greater New Haven's cities, towns, villages and greens are treasure troves of traditional New England colors, tastes and treats. You'll come upon country fairs on picturesque town greens, rows of antique shops, intriguing boutiques and... Read more...
New Haven, Connecticut
Fairfield. Located just 35 miles northeast of Manhattan, Coastal Fairfield County is unique and diverse. Our 30 miles of active coastline, indented by numerous coves and harbors, reach inland to gently rolling wooded hills. Classic stone walls mark earlier boundaries and wander endlessly between our cities and quaint towns with their village greens and traditional New England... Read more...

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NEW YORK
Nassau County, Long Island. Native Americans enjoyed it first. George Washington, the "Great Gatsby" and modern day sybarites, sophisticates, seafarers and sun worshipers followed. Where? Long Island, NY, the 118-mile long island, extending northeast from New York City into the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound... Read more...
Nassau County, Long Island, New York
Suffolk County, Long Island. Long Island has many recreational opportunites focusing on maritime and agricultural themes. Suffolk County is the eastern end of Long Island and offers many activities for the whole family. So take the time... Read more...

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NEW JERSEY
Monmouth County, New Jersey. History, entertainment, recreation and, of course, some of the best sea and sand you'll find anywhere make Monmouth County one of the most delightful places to visit on the East Coast. Your Jersey Shore experience begins... Read more...
Monmouth County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey. To the north, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Point Pleasant Beach are classic shore towns with rides, arcades, amusements, and plenty to do. To the south is Long Beach Island, with its numerous seafood restaurants, great crabbing, and the Barnegat Lighthouse and Long Beach Island museums... Read more...
Ocean County, New Jersey
Atlantic City, New Jersey. The eight-mile long beach is a public park. There is no charge for bathing. The Boardwalk of today is 60 feet wide, and 6 miles long. Its planks are placed in a herringbone pattern. In accordance with an old City Council ordinance, hotels, restaurants and shops are kept on one side of the boards, with amusement piers on the other. Within the city everything is readily accessible to public transportation... Read more...
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Ocean City, NJ, Cape May and the Wildwoods. The common thread of a Jersey Cape vacation is the 30 mile ribbon of clean, white sandy beaches which winds along the cool gentle surf of the Atlantic Ocean and connects the resorts of Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, the Wildwoods, and Cape May. Each of the resort communities of the Jersey Cape offers a wide variety of activities for seashore getaway. Come frolic in the surf, relax on the beaches, stroll the Boardwalks... Read more...

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Ocean City, NJ, Cape May and the Wildwoods, New Jersey

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DELAWARE
Delaware, Delaware offers the perfect getaway year-round! The area is a rare location of rural and resort communities brimming with history, charm and personality. You can take a stroll along quiet beaches, dine in renowned restaurants, relax in award-winning hotels and shop tax-free in boutiques, antique shops and outlet centers.There's everything from whale and dolphin watching to beachcombing, nature walks, photography opportunities, canoeing, bicycling and birdwatching. If you're looking for a little action... Read more...

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MARYLAND
Ocean City, Maryland, is a year-round resort that is most popular in the summer. It has 10 miles of white sandy beaches, a famous boardwalk, and many shops and eateries. At the southern end of the boardwalk is the Ocean City Life Saving Station, which shows the history of the town. Wild ponies roam the beaches and dunes of Assateague... Read more...
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VIRGINIA
Chincoteague Island, is on the peninsula that separates the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. The westernmost point in the county is Tangier Island, accessible from the county by tour boat during the summer, and the easternmost point is Assateague Island accessible by causeway. One may watch the sunrise over the Atlantic and the sunset over the Chesapeake... Read more...
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Virginia Beach. There's more to this than soft sands and rolling waves. It's the way you feel when your lungs fill with salt air and the possibility of a day all to yourself. Or the sensation of the warm sun as it evaporates tiny drops of ocean from your skin. There's the echo of birds and laughter that cause you to wonder what you'll see when... Read more...
Virginia Beach, Virginia

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NORTH CAROLINA
Currituk and Corolla, have a close proximity to culture, commerce and leisure leading to many opportunities for entertainment and employment. Recreational opportunities on the waterways abound, making Currituck County a true "Sportsman's Paradise"... Read more...
Currituck and Corolla, North Carolina
Nags Head, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is accessible by Highways 168 and 158 and in North Carolina by Highway 64. Names of towns like Kitty Hawk are familiar to most Americans. Surrounded by 900 square miles of water, it has the third largest estuary system in the world, wildlife refuges, maritime forests, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the highest sand dunes on the East Coast at Jockey's Ridge State Park... Read more...
Nags Head and the Outer Banks, North Carolina
Ocracoke Island, once home to the pirate Blackbeard and now a tourist Mecca, is accessible only by air or water. Take the ferry! Located at the southernmost tip of North Carolina's Outer Banks, Ocracoke Island, in Hyde County, is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and boasts almost 16 miles of pristine, undeveloped beaches. Accessible only by Ferry, private boat or plane,... Read more...
Ocracoke and the Outer Banks, North Carolina
Carteret County. Welcome to North Carolina's Crystal Coast, one of the best-loved vacation destinations on the East Coast. Come discover the beautiful beaches and landmark attractions, while enjoying the history, heritage and incredible seafood for which the area is known. Atlantic Beach... Read more...
Crystal Beach, North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina. From its 31 miles of pristine shoreline to the golden waters of the Cape Fear River, Historic Wilmington and North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast welcomes its guests with sandy island beaches and a historic riverfront town. More than 45 attractions include lovely gardens, historic sites and homes, museums and... Read more...

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SOUTH CAROLINA
Myrtle Beach is one of South Carolina's top vacation destinations. The city of Conway also offers some interesting places to visit along its riverfront... Read more...
Myrtle Beach South Carolina
Charleston Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in South Carolina. Known for rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people, in October 2012 the Charleston area was named both "Top U.S. City" and "Top Destination in the World" by Conde Nast Travelers "2012 Readers' Choice Awards", the second consecutive year... Read more...
Charleston South Carolina
Hilton Head Island, known for its beaches, offers an unusual number of cultural opportunities for a community its size, including Broadway-quality plays at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, the 120-member full chorus of the Hilton Head Choral Society, the highly-rated Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the largest annual... Read more...

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