Greatest Beach Towns on America’s East Coast (II)
From the North Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico, the United States east coast offers up some of the world's most spectacular beaches. Dotted along its sandy shore are wonderful towns and exciting regions playing host to millions of visitors each year. Though there are hundreds of beach towns scattered across America, here are six that are among the most popular from the coast of Maine to the shores of the Gulf.
3. Greatest Beach Towns on America’s East Coast: Cape Cod, Massachusetts — Whether traveling through the town of Falmouth, Brewster, Orleans, or Provincetown, "The Cape" is the place to be in New England between the months of May and September. From Nantucket Sound to Cape Cod Bay, this strip of paradise, located off the mainland of Massachusetts, has dozens of public beaches, charming Bed & Breakfast lodging, and incredible seafood restaurants. Located in Brewster, is the Ocean Edge Resort. Known as one of the Cape's premiere resorts, it offers accommodations ranging from one-room units to multi-bed condos, for nearly every kind of visitor. Tennis courts, a golf course just down the road, and a sand beach stretched out along the tranquil Cape Cod Bay, are just a few of its amenities. Traveling out to the tip of the Cape brings tourists to the hip town of Provincetown. Its narrow streets, eclectic restaurants and bars, and quaint stores create a special kind of magic. One of Cape Cod's most treasured locales is the National Seashore. Created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, nearly 40 miles of Cape Cod's shoreline facing the Atlantic Ocean is preserved in its pristine condition, the way Mother Nature meant it to be. A cool thing to do while at the National Seashore is to take one of the dune buggy rides over the miles of sand dunes. This is still possible because the tour was in existence before President Kennedy's declaration, which grandfathered the company in It is truly a fantastic experience, with tours leaving out of Provincetown daily. Experience Cape Cod yourself, and you will likely see why so many end up making the region an annual visit.
4. Greatest Beach Towns on America’s East Coast: Sarasota / Siesta Key, Florida —Siesta Key is annually given the distinction as one of the best beaches in the world. For those that live in Sarasota or just vacation there, Siesta Key is the gathering place for all to celebrate everything that is good about the Florida Gulf coast and its much-desired lifestyle. What makes Siesta Key so special is its vast stretch of public beaches. On the north end of Siesta Key you'll find an area called Siesta Key Village. These three or four blocks are full of quaint shops and casual restaurants that beg you to relax and enjoy the day. For boating enthusiasts, the south end of Siesta Key is where the local marina is located. So whether you want to spend the day on Sarasota Bay or lounge on the sand of the Gulf of Mexico, Siesta Key may be calling your name.