USA is home to the finest and nicest beaches in the world, but have you ever experienced the untouched beauty of the beaches which grace its small towns? Have you ever visited the small beach towns which are usually not found on the touristy maps?
If you haven’t had a chance to visit these beach towns, you are definitely missing a lot, we must say, for these small beach towns are everything from refreshing to exceedingly gripping just like the beaches they brace; to speak the ultimate truth, some of them are way better than the most over-rated ones and are certainly absolutely mesmerizing!
Here are our top five small beach towns in the USA- let us get acquaint with these town which are certainly not less than hidden gems when it comes to tourist quotient.
1. Pacific Grove
Not overwhelmingly touristy, this place is more popular for its stray deer and colorful butterflies. It is a perfect little hideaway with its abundant laidback offerings: experience cycling on its never ending and placid roads that snake along the beach or make use of its magnificent waves for a wonderful surfing experience or just have a swim, though kayaking and tide-pooling are also great options. Even enjoying a book at a comfortable café seems a good option; hence, though tiny, this town is admittedly full of surprises and is brimming with lot of things to do. Sitting snugly between Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Carmel, this town has the maximum number of B&B’s and the best part is that it is home to Seven Gables Inn which is not only pleasing to the eye but is also the finest example of Victorian architecture; for foodies there are numerous options, presence of renowned names like Passionfish make it resourceful.
Located down east, it shares the border with the Canadian city of New Brunswick but is best known for its downtown which has been done, totally in a Greek/Victorian Revival architectural style. Other highlights include its two light-houses, its 97 miles of shoreline and the incredible The Peacock House B&B, which is a former 1860 Federal-style residence, and mind you its oceanic views are just astounding! For a meal, better check out Water Street Tavern -do try the hearty bowls of haddock chowder plus lobster Mac ‘n cheese- it is a big must-not-miss from our side!
Gearhart is most famous for its antique shops and its numerous heart-wrenchingly beautiful hiking trails; though being home to various renowned hipsters like Gus Van Sant is also a plus point which works in its favor. There are various quality stay options; however, staying at any of the 12 cottages of built-in-1941 Gearhart Ocean Inn is certainly a treat in itself. Pacific Way Bakery & Café is the best bet when it comes to food, its muffins and coffee will make you beg for more!
4. Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is big at venues for almost all sorts of travelers: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Pleasure Point and Natural Bridges State Beach- which is best known for its chirpy seals. Casablanca inn is the perfect stay option and Central Street Grill is the best bet to grab quality and mouthwatering food- from pasta, lemonade, orange juice to tuna and God-knows-what, the variety will certainly please you!
5. Friday Harbor
Part of San Juan Island, this county is a perfect destination if one is looking for a terrific beach time through and through. With Pine trees, less-severe summers, a downtown full of galleries and being a hotspot for whale-watching cruises and energizing activities like kayaking, Friday Harbor makes for a really nice place to spend some quality time. Friday Harbour House and ‘the Place’ are the best stay and food options in the county among others.
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