Top Beach Travel Destinations Along The U.S. Atlantic Coast

Warmer weather is on the way, and summer is just around the corner.  One of the best retreats from the heat of the sun is to relax at the beach.  The cool waters of the Atlantic are calling, and it’s time to start planning your next adventure.  

The coastal setting along the United States’ Atlantic shores offer a range of beach settings and cultural atmospheres.  Here is a brief overview of a few of the most exciting hotspots along the East coast, so you are in the know for planning your next vacation.  

Tampa, Florida

The best reason to travel to Tampa is for the beaches.  There are so many different beaches from which to choose your relaxation spot.  The waters of the Gulf of Mexico offers gorgeous white sandy beaches met by emerald waters.  

With so much coastline to explore in one place, you may need a bit of guidance finding the highlightable spots.  You could drive around Tampa aimlessly, but it helps to know where you’re going.  Try visiting Sunset Beach and Sand Key Park.

Folly Beach, South Carolina

Folly Beach, South Carolina is a place where you can enjoy the mossy trees of the South and the peaceful rage of the ocean meeting the shore.  The town is only about 15 minutes away from all the attractions of Charleston, which is just far enough away from the crowds to find some peace and quiet during your retreat.  

Spend a few days exploring the nearby city of Charleston, then devote some time to renewing your spirit.  Bask in the relentless relaxation offered on Folly Beach.

Rye, New Hampshire

Experience the diversity of the United States’ East Coast, and travel north to Rye, New Hampshire.  The coastline here is a much different landscape than the beaches in the south.

You’ll want to plan for hiking through Odiorne State Park, or try visiting the Rye Harbor Lobster Pound.  The beaches of New Hampshire are rocky and riddled with mysteries to uncover.  Plan a romantic walk along the shore with your someone special, and feel the magic of these gorgeous shores.

Bethany Beach, Delaware

The blue waters of Bethany Beach won’t let you down.  It is a great family-friendly spot to explore the coast, and there’s plenty to do along the boardwalk.  Try birdwatching at the area’s nature center, and don’t miss out on the oceanside cuisine.

Chestertown, Maryland

Go back in time, and visit the 18th-century waterfront district of Chestertown, Maryland.  Here you can rent out a kayak, plan a snazzy dinner cruise with your sweetheart, and even take a ride on an old schooner.  It’s a special town that you don’t want to leave off the itinerary.