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The Best Coastal Towns In America
Asbury Park, New Jersey, is perhaps most famous for its live music scene and as the home of many famous entertainers, but the seaside town is also home to great boardwalk food stands and restaurants, bright murals, and a popular beach that's great for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing.
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cannon Beach, the prettiest town in Oregon, has iconic Haystack Rock looming over the water, and low tide revealing starfish and other marine life near the rock's base. Visit the charming shops and food spots that line the streets downtown, or hike and camp at nearby Ecola State Park.
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Sarasota, Florida, is home to a beautiful bay as well as several barrier islands, including Lido Key and Siesta Key, the latter of which has one of the best beaches in the world. Sarasota is home to many dance, musical theater, and other performing arts venues and groups, as well as art galleries, an aquarium, and botanical gardens.
Sarasota, Florida
North Carolina's most underrated tourist spot, Nags Head, is located in its Outer Banks, known for its long beachfront. Along with great beaches, it's also particularly known for its sand dunes, fishing and crabbing piers, and plenty of family-friendly activities like mini-golfing, go-karts, and bumper cars.
Nags Head, North Carolina
Ogunquit, is one of the most underrated beach towns in America, and its name in Abenaki fittingly means "beautiful place by the sea." Home to some of the country's best seafood shacks, and with more than 3 miles of stunning white sand on the southern Maine coast, it's the perfect spot to go swimming, paddling, surfing, or sunbathing.
Ogunquit, Maine