When many people think of beach towns in the U.S., one of two places probably comes to mind: the Jersey Shore, or somewhere in southern California around Los Angeles. While there are some great beach towns in these two areas, there are also plenty of other less popular areas that are also worth a visit. With summer about to begin, plenty of us are looking for new spots to get away and relax. Whether you’re looking to escape for a month or just take a long weekend, here are a few of our favorite places:
Montauk, New York
Often referred to as “the end of the world,” this little town is located a few hours outside of New York City at the tip of Long Island. Montauk has beautiful beaches that are great for surfing or relaxing on the sand. Stay in a hotel in town and enjoy one of the area’s trendy restaurants.
Key West, Florida
Key West could also be considered an “end of the world” destination. It’s an island located in the Florida Keys, and it’s the southernmost point in the state. The beaches are beautiful, but what really makes visiting Key West worthwhile are the coral reefs. Diving and snorkeling are popular activities.
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
Daufuskie is the southernmost inhabited island in South Carolina. What we love about this island is how quiet it is because no cars are allowed.