The 9 Best Beaches on the East Coast for 2024

Bethany Beach, Delaware

Bethany Beach, 130 miles east of D.C., offers a magnificent boardwalk and 28 miles of shoreline. Delaware Seashore and Fenwick Island State Parks offer surfing and sand dunes.

Canaveral National Seashore: Titusville, Florida

Canaveral National Seashore, 50 miles east of Orlando, is known for its 24 kilometres of beaches. Parking lot No. 13 offers birdwatching, alligator sightings, and a clothing-optional portion.

Cape Cod National Seashore: Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod National Seashore has quieter, cheaper bird-watching and surfing beaches such Coast Guard Beach. Mayflower Beach on Cape Cod Bay has beautiful sunsets and moderate waves.

Cape May, New Jersey

America's oldest beachside resort, Cape May, is a National Historic Landmark 50 miles south of Atlantic City. Wildwood features water parks, whale viewing and unspoiled beaches.

Delray Beach, Florida

Delray Beach is celebrated for its 2-mile-long downtown area directly on the beach, offering nightlife and shopping. The beach features lifeguards, restrooms, and a variety of dining options.

Folly Beach, South Carolina

Folly Beach, "The Edge of America," 12 miles south of Charleston, provides fishing, Washout surfing, and family fun. In stunning scenery, visitors may bike, kayak, sail, and paddleboard.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Grand Strand's centre is Myrtle Beach, with its 10-mile beach, lifeguards, and promenade with shops and restaurants. Golf, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet MarshWalk.

Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City's 10-mile beach, 3-mile boardwalk, and many restaurants and entertainment options. Fager's Island, Dumser's Dairyland, and Seacrets' nightlife are highlights.

Ocean City, New Jersey

Founded as a Christian summer resort, Ocean City, NJ, is family-friendly and alcohol-free. Gillian's Wonderland Pier, summer lifeguards, and a lovely boardwalk with beach tags are attractions.

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