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The Best Northeast Beaches: Find a Beach Near You

Explore our guide to the best Northeast beaches to find your perfect waterfront escape.

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The best beaches in the Northeast are never too far away. From the sandy white ocean shores that surround New York City and New Jersey to the Cape Cod seashore, beaches in the Northeast are among the most popular getaway destinations for the summer. Lucky for us, these sandy bits of paradise are right in our backyard.

The beach is where summer memories are made. And now that the season has finally arrived, we’re ready to get started on making new ones. The time for seafood shack snacks, sunscreen-scented air and impromptu volleyball tournaments with friends couldn’t have come soon enough.

Whether you’re a laidback sun soaker or the type who can’t sit still for too long, there are a variety of Northeast beaches for every preference. Family-friendly beaches with calm waters for the little ones, boardwalks and parks full of fun activities and lake beaches you can camp beside – they’re all here.

Explore our guide to the best Northeast beaches below. We’ve included highlights such as standout amenities, entry fees and things to do nearby at beaches throughout the region to help you find your perfect waterfront escape. Pick something close to home or road trip-worthy for a sun-filled weekend jaunt. Let summer begin!

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What are your favorite beaches in the Northeast? Tell us in the comments.

  • My favorite New England beach is:
    Goose Rocks Beach — Kennebunkport, MAINE

  • Warren B.

    I say Narragansett town beach is a no there are too many surfers in the water no room to swim without getting hit and some RI beaches have sewage runoff when there’s heavy rain. Hampton Beach NH A large clean beach with plenty of things to do


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