1. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
As if ripped from a fairy tale, this European-style village sits above a white-sand beach. And with nearly a hundred galleries in one square mile, it's the perfect village to soak up inspiration.
2. Port Aransas, TX
For Texans looking for some surf, Port Aransas has a groovy, small-town feel with lots of great food.
3. Provincetown, MA
4. St. Augustine, FL
5. Bar Harbor, ME
6. Rehoboth Beach, DE
7. Hilton Head Island, SC
8. Florence, OR
This coastal village has lots of local charm, restaurants, and, most importantly: sandboarding!
9. Cayucos, CA
Referred to some as California's last beach town, a trip to Cayucos is like a trip to where time forgot.
10. New Smyrna Beach, FL
New Smyrna Beach is a tranquil dream. After taking in some of the beautiful coast, take a walk down the historic Canal Street for shops and restaurants aplenty.
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