“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!
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Great and well written. Makes me want to head to a beach. Have Miami in my to do list
These beaches look beautiful! For some reason although I’d love to travel and explore many places, I always tend to gravitate towards beaches and always end up booking beach vacations. Will have to keep these in mind next time I book a beach vacay 🙂
I actually live in Miami so I’ve been there a lot!! These are all so great 🙂
These all look so beautiful. Savannah is one of my most favorite places to visit <3
These beaches look fantastic. The sand looks so white and fine on some of them. I once read a book about Savannah and have always wanted to visit.
Same! I love being by the beach, it makes me feel so calm and..just happy!
Cape May has to be my favorite out of these beaches. I say that because it may be cooler, the location, and not so hot.
It’s just not a vacation without a beach!
I want to check out every single one of these!! I love beaches!
Give me all the beaches!!! I love it!!! The closet beach we have in Arizona is mexico so we plan a trip there every day.
Florida is a beautiful place. Very surprised no beaches from North Carolina made the list. The outer banks are SOO gorgeous.
I’ve never been to US but I guess Miami Beach is the only one I know since it’s so popular in movies and social media.
I live in Miami but maybe its because I’m from the islands that I’m not impressed by the beaches. 🙂 They are ok though. Usually crowded too.
Savannah is my ultimate favourite location! 🙂
These destinations look absolutely amazing! I hope to at least venture to one of them!
I have been to 2 of these and they are really pretty ironically they are both the ones with lighthouses featured, lol. Tybee is really pretty too down near Savannah it is a natural beach as well.
All of these look amazing! If I even get to visit one of them I’ll be very happy!
Cape May is amazing! Wildwood is also my favorite! Great list 🙂
OMG I’m from Jacksonville and I adore St Augustine Beach
You should visit the Philippines! We have awesome beaches here. But you sure have an abundance of real beautiful beaches there.
Also, I adore the title of your blog – Footprints Around the Globe. 👏