Top 5: East Coast Beaches

by Angelique Platas

May 26, 2019

Long Beach Island, New Jersey © Andrew Kazmierski | Dreamstime

Top 5 / North America

Ready or not, it’s nearly beach season! Check out these top beaches along the East Coast for some summer inspiration.

 

Long Beach Island, New Jersey

The Jersey Shore is famous for a lot of things, but some of the lesser-known wonders, including Long Beach Island, remain a favorite among locals. Sitting just about 18 miles long, the island offers a stretch of beach to one side, scenic bays to the other and a healthy lineup of neighborhood shops and restaurants between.

 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Already known as a go-to for golfers, Myrtle Beach’s scenic shores are worth the trip. Resting on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, Myrtle Beach boasts about 60 miles of stunning beaches and the boardwalk, offering arcade games, a Ferris Wheel and ice cream stands.

 

Tybee Island, Georgia

Acting as a dividing line, Tybee Island, near Savannah, is well-known for its long, wide sandy beaches. Spend the day on the beach or cool off with some refreshments on the pier. Take in views of the ocean, visit operating 18th-century lighthouse and spend some time in the museum.

 

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Stretch your legs on the three-mile walk along the boardwalk of Virginia Beach. Check out the Neptune Statue, and visit the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, First Landing State Park and scenic beaches and bays on either side.

 

Nags Head, North Carolina

North Carolina’s Outer Banks are beloved by East Coasters and travelers in the know. One specific beach worth a visit is Nags Head. This beach town has trails for biking, hiking and easy walking, all with forested views. For a full view of the beach, head up to the Bodie Island Lighthouse, leftover from the 1800s, and snap some pictures of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

 

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