While when you think the word “beach” you might not think of New England, you should definitely consider thinking outside of the box. While the beaches of New England don’t get nearly as much attention as those in places that have a warmer climate, the shoreline here is just as magnificent as anywhere else you’d ever choose to sunbathe, and you’ll likely find spending a day at a New England beach a unique and rewarding experience.
Of course, the hundreds of miles of Atlantic coastline means that there is no shortage of beaches to choose from, if you prefer your water salty. Some are more swimmer-friendly than others – while the beaches of Newport and Provincetown, for example, might be more geared toward those who like to splash around, there are others that are more rough in nature. If you’d like to see an untouched New England beach that few come to visit, you should definitely check out some of the coastline in Maine. While it is generally too cold here to swim except for during the warmest parts of the year, the scenery is virgin and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to spend hours looking out at the Atlantic. Of course, if you’d like to take the kids out for some summer fun on a warm sandy beach, there are plenty of options or that, too.
Beaches By State:
With so many coastlines, many people forget about the fact that New England also boasts a plethora of lakes. All states in New England sport nature reserves that have lakes meant for outdoors enthusiasts to come out and enjoy. In Vermont in particular, Lake Champlain gets a lot of attention as it is in the state’s biggest city. You’ll find that in Burlington, much of the activity of the city goes on along the boardwalk of this famous lake – and you might even be intrigued into looking for the Champlain Lake monster!
Don’t underestimate the beaches of New England. Come and explore – you’ll find the offerings more divers and more pleasing than you think!