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The Best Northeast Beaches

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From the sandy white shores that surround New York City and New Jersey to the Cape Cod seashore, visitors from around the country seek out the best Northeast beaches for their summer getaways. 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!

 Discover the Best Northeast Beaches

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The Best Beaches in New England
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Top 10 New Jersey Beaches
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NYC Beaches
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Upstate New York Beaches
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Top 10 Long Island Beaches

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6 Thoughts on “The Best Northeast Beaches

  1. The best beach in the world is Singing beach in Manchester, mass. Why? Because it is 1 of three beaches in the world that is comprised of quartz crystal which does not get hot or cold. Imagine taking your time going from sand to water without burning your feet. That’s a fact jack, check it out.

  2. 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

    1. You must be getting Narragansett beach mixed up with another. Yes there are surfers (which some people find entertaining) but they are only allowed on a small part of the beach. I have visited Narragansett many times and have never seen any discharge. Plus, there is rarely any seaweed.

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