“Time wasted at the beach is time well spent.” -Unknown
New England is best known for its history, quaint seaside communities, clam chowder, and beautiful beaches. Offering expansive stretches of sand, each beach is uniquely special. If you are planning a long-awaited trip this summer, consider one of these amazing coastal destinations.
TOP 5 NEW ENGLAND BEACHES
Sandy Point Island, CT/RI
Sandy Point Island is located off the coast of Stonington, CT and Westerly, RI. You will need to take a boat to this gorgeous 34 acre sandbar but, once you step foot on the soft sand, you will leave the real world behind you. Soak in the majestic wildlife and relax in the tranquil warm water. Please note: Passes required Memorial Day to Labor Day. Click here to purchase.
Old Silver Beach, Falmouth, MA
Located on the western side of Falmouth, Old Silver Beach offers beautiful views of Buzzards Bay. Swimmers enjoy the calm, warm water which can get up to 70 degrees in July. Lifeguards, restrooms, parking, and nearby restaurants make this a great coastal destination. Tip: arrive early to secure a parking spot.
Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit, ME
In addition to its 3.5 miles of spectacular beach, enjoy the picturesque town of Ogunquit, Maine. After a day of swimming and sunbathing, browse the boutique shops, dine at the fabulous restaurants, and stroll the Marginal Way for exquisite coastal views. Tip: Visit Barnacle Billy’s for a fantastic seafood dining experience. Please note: Parking passes are required for the beach.
Narragansett Beach, Narragansett, RI
Enjoy nearly 19 acres of coastline at Narragansett Beach in Rhode Island. Plenty of parking and great restaurants top off the reasons to visit this spectacular beach. Surfers, bring your boards and have fun riding the waves in the designated surfing area. Tip: Check out the Coast Guard House for great views and food. Click here for the seasonal beach parking policy.
Wallis Sands State Beach, Rye, NH
Nestled into New Hampshire’s 19 miles of coastline is Wallis Sands State Beach and Park. Enjoy views of the Isles of Shoals, restroom facilities with showers, food store, picnic tables, and off-street parking. Tip: When you have finished beachcombing for the day, venture into the nearby town of Portsmouth for amazing restaurants, bars, shops, and views of the Piscataqua River.
Enjoy these beautiful beaches along with their seaside communities this summer!