Discover East Coast's Best Beaches

Forget West Coast hype; the Atlantic boasts 30,000 miles of coastline, housing remote beaches and quaint towns like Cape May, NJ, & Folly Beach, SC.

Nestled in Acadia National Park, its soft sand, sheltered position, and lifeguard protection make it ideal for sunbathing, with hiking trails like the Beehive Trail offering scenic views.

Maine's Sand Beach

A blend of ocean and freshwater swimming options, surrounded by pebbly shores and scenic trails, perfect for a relaxed day trip from Machias.

Roque Bluffs State Park

A serene alternative to Hampton Beach, with white sand, consistent waves, and a tranquil atmosphere, accessible via biking or walking from nearby towns.

Seabrook Beach, New Hampshire

40 miles of pristine beaches, lighthouses, and hiking trails, including favorites like Coast Guard Beach and Marconi Beach, with tips to avoid summer traffic.

Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts

Known as Second Beach, it offers surfing, hiking trails, birdwatching at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, and night fishing under the stars.

Sachuest Beach, Rhode Island

A surfer's paradise with consistent waves, a two-mile stretch of sandy beach, and food trucks offering gourmet snacks, best accessed via alternative transportation.

Ditch Plains Park Beach, NY

A preserved natural haven with 10 miles of white sand, diverse wildlife, and opportunities for kayaking, angling, and exploring its trails.

Island Beach State Park, New Jersey

A multifaceted playground with six miles of sandy beaches, offering activities like swimming, surfing, sailing, and crabbing, with a small admission fee.

Delaware Seashore State Park

Home to wild horses and rugged dunes, accessible via guided tours or over-sand vehicle permits, offering a unique adventure away from the crowds.

Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland