Who doesn’t love a good day at the beach? The sand between your toes, the smell of salt in the air, and the sound of the waves crashing in the background as you drift off to sleep followed by a nice dip in the ocean when you wake up hot! Sounds amazing, right? Going to the beach is one of my all time favorite things about summer and trust me, I have made the rounds. Here are 5 great beaches to visit on the east coast this summer.
1. The Outer Banks
It’s no surprise North Carolina’s Outer Banks made this list. Not only does it have beautiful beaches, it also has wild horses and a ton of lighthouses to visit.
2. Virginia Beach, Va
Virginia Beach is the perfect beach because it truly offers something for everyone. It has the best nightlife of any beach in the Mid-Atlantic, an abundance of excursions to get you close to nature, and is completed with an adventure center and first class aquarium.
3. Myrtle Beach, SC
Okay, I know. You were expecting this one. But really, if you want a beach that has literally EVERYTHING, is there honestly a better option? From shows and dinner theaters to restaurants and shopping, and of course Ripley’s, everyone can find something to enjoy.
4. Key West, FL
Key West is one of the most unique beaches on the East coast. It offers the most pristine blue-green waters and is famous for its coral reefs making it a great destination for snorkeling. It is also famous for its pastel houses as well as being the southern most point in the United States. And of course, the key lime pie!
5. Cape Cod
The Cape Cod National Seashore stretches nearly 40 miles through the different towns of the Cape. Each one of those towns are known for their beaches, shopping, and in the summer, college baseball. When you think of Cape Cod, the word expensive comes to mind but rest assured, it can be done on a budget!