East Coast Beaches

Top East Coast Beach Vacations

Beaches are among the most popular East Coast destinations in the U.S., with dazzling Atlantic gems extending from north to south. In addition to popular, well-known tourism hotspots like Myrtle Beach and Martha’s Vineyard, hidden treasures like Duck, North Carolina and Cape May, New Jersey are also well worth a look.

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  • Martha's Vineyard, MA

    Martha's Vineyard, MA

    Nicknamed “Hollywood East,” Martha’s Vineyard is a fashionable, popular island beach resort.

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    Jersey Shore, NJ

    Jersey Shore, NJ

    Just a stone’s throw from New York, Jersey Shore attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year.

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    Hamptons, NY

    Hamptons, NY

    This stylish Long Island summer retreat is a well-known playground for the rich and famous.

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    Bar Harbor, ME

    Bar Harbor, ME

    Located on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor is a serene respite off the beaten path.

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    Ocean City, MD

    Ocean City, MD

    Well-developed Ocean City offers a myriad of activities for visitors of all ages.

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    Cape May, NJ

    Cape May, NJ

    New Jersey’s southernmost point may also be its most beautiful.

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    Chincoteague Islands, VA

    Chincoteague Islands, VA

    An excellent marina and collection of museums makes Chincoteague well worth a visit.

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    Hilton Head, SC

    Hilton Head, SC

    This stunning barrier island is one of the most scenic spots on the entire U.S. East Coast.

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    Emerald Isle, NC

    Emerald Isle, NC

    Part of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, the island offers some of the region’s best fishing.

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    Kiawah Island, SC

    Kiawah Island, SC

    This scenic and upscale sea island is a great spot for a family or romantic beach getaway.

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    Virginia Beach, VA

    Virginia Beach, VA

    This Chesapeake Bay resort town is one of the country’s top family-friendly East Coast destinations.

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    Rehoboth Beach, DE

    Rehoboth Beach, DE

    Enjoy dolphin and whale watching excursions in this Delaware resort community during the summer.

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