5 Beaches I Recommend Along the East Coast and Why (in The U.S.A)

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Now is the perfect time to start planning which East Coast beaches to enjoy this summer, and if you’re like me, you’re already dreaming about hearing the sound of the crashing waves while soaking up the sun. Although I’ve had memorable experiences at all the beaches along the East Coast I’ve visited so far, some of them stand out from the rest.

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5 Beaches I Recommend Along the East Coast

Scenic Wrightsville Boat Dock

Wrightsville Beach

Easily accessible from Interstate 40, North Carolina’s Wrightsville Beach has a welcoming atmosphere and is known for its strong surfing culture. Although the surrounding town is only five miles long, it has many seafood restaurants, beach houses that have been in families for generations and boutique shops. Because Wrightsville Beach has numerous helpful amenities like public restrooms and ocean access points for wheelchair users, it’s well equipped for tourists.

Also, spending time at Wrightsville Beach means you’re a very short drive from Wilmington. It has a notable downtown area with beautiful, Southern-style historic homes, plus it’s where the popular teen drama, “Dawson’s Creek”, was filmed.

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People And Buildings On The Beach In Point Pleasant Beach, New J

Point Pleasant Beach

Popular with families, this New Jersey destination features a lively boardwalk. I’ve spent many blissful hours there, people watching and feeding off the buzzing energy that’s particularly prominent in the summer once kids get out of school.

There are both public and private areas of Point Pleasant Beach and the easiest method of making your way to the main section that’s open to everyone is to find Ocean Avenue, which is at the southern end of town. You’ll have to pay a small fee to use the beach, but in my experiences, it’s been worth it. There are lifeguards on duty every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and I appreciate the associated peace of mind.

Pickering Beach

Delaware has a thriving tourism industry, and according to statistics, 37 percent of people head to the state to enjoy its beaches. I’ve been a huge nature enthusiast for as long as I can remember, so once I found out Pickering Beach, in Dover, is designated as an official horseshoe crab sanctuary, I couldn’t resist visiting it.

The horseshoe crab sightings are most frequent in June and July but even if you visit during other months, you’ll find a lot to love about this peaceful place. Although it’s not ideal for swimming, I’ve found lots of amazing rocks washed up on the shore. Also, if you’re in Dover for a NASCAR race, this beach is only a short drive from all the auto-related action.

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Sandbridge Beach

Visits to this lovely beach in Virginia always serve as strong reminders of what it feels like to be on the receiving end of genuine Southern hospitality. One of the best ways to experience what Sandbridge has to offer is to check out Little Island Park. This 124-acre facility not only has a fishing pier, surfing areas and sections for swimmers but picnic shelters, volleyball courts, and restrooms.

If you’re staying a few days and need to pick up a few essentials, look no further than the charming Sandbridge Seaside Market. It has a deli where you can get made-to-order sandwiches to take back to the beach, plus hand-cut rib-eye steaks. The freshly made donuts are also definitely worth trying.

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Great Blue Heron standing on a Chesapeake Bay beach at sunset

Chesapeake Beach

When you’re ready to take a break from the bustling pace of Washington, D.C., this Maryland beach offers the perfect opportunity because it’s easy to reach by car from the nation’s capital. Bay Front Park, otherwise known as Brownie’s Beach, gives you great views of the stunning the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding cliffs.

This region of the East Coast has a rich railroad history and I got acquainted with it in an unforgettable way by wandering down the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail. Planned for over two decades, this pet-friendly and fully wheelchair accessible trail have helpful signs that’ll help you understand the significance of the nearby marshland and the animals you might see there.

There is also a railway museum in Chesapeake Beach, which explains the route that brought train riders from Washington D.C. to Chesapeake Beach. This beach was promoted as a luxurious resort town in the late 1800s and after visiting it, you’ll find that it’s still a remarkable place to escape from the pressures of everyday life and simply relax for a while.

So, there they are, some of the East Coast beaches that have caught my eye during my travels. Should you choose to add them to your own itinerary, I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

Kacey

Kacey

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Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.

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