“Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.” – Psyche Roxas- Mendoza
The following are some of my absolute favorite beaches on the East Coast.
1.Miami Beach, Florida
Probably one of the most famous beach all over the world. Known for its extravagant night life and beautiful turquoise waters, Miami Beach or South Beach is crowds favorite. Ocean Drive is known for its Art Deco hotels, luxury shops, several restaurants, leads you to the beach. Whether you are there for the gorgeous water and sunshine, shopping or just people watching, there is no better place than Miami Beach.
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2. Assateague island, VA and MD
This is a personal favorite of mine mainly because of the fact that hundreds of wild ponies have inhabited the beaches for years. The Maryland section contains the majority of the Assateague State Park. With over 37 miles of beautiful beach line, Assateague Island is a great vacation destination within easy reach for many East Coast residents. Kayaking, bird watching, sightseeing cruises, fishing and other activities make this a paradise for visitors that want to enjoy the beach and outdoor recreation. Click here to find out more about visiting the beach.
3. St. Augustine, FL
Located on the northeast coast of Florida, St. Augustine is the oldest city in the U.S. Known for its Spanish colonial architecture, the city is home to Castillo de San Marcos which is a 17-century fortress, the stunning St. Augustine lighthouse that can be climbed to the top for amazing views, Maritine Museum and beautiful beaches. After spending a day at the beach, you can enjoy a relaxing stroll through the cute downtown and do some shopping!
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4. Savannah, GA
The beautiful town of Savannah makes for a great getaway, whether long or short, this town is absolutely dreamy! And the stunning coastline is just an added benefit. Savannah, is the oldest city in the state of Georgia and this is showcased via their antebellum architecture, horse-drawn carriages and cobblestoned squares.
5. Cape May, NJ
Cape May is a city and seaside resort at the tip of southern New Jersey’s Cape May Peninsula. It’s known for its grand Victorian houses such as the Emlen Physick Estate, now a museum with a preserved interior from the era. Shops and restaurants line the Washington Street Mall, 3 pedestrianized blocks of Washington Street. The Cape May Lighthouse provides views across the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean.
So which one is your favorite? Which one are you planning to visit next? I would love to hear!