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What are best coastal small towns you visited ?

Asked by Jill_E (883 points ) 1 month ago from iPhone

We explored Cambria and loved it. We would love to explore more small coastal towns. We love Big Sur, Lucia, Aptos, Carlsbad to Del Mar. Half Moon Bay.

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jonsblond's avatar

Morro Bay. I lived there for a short time and I loved it.

zenvelo's avatar

Small towns? Try Pt Reyes Station CA, Bodega Bay, CA, Mendocino CA, Eureka CA, Coos Bay OR. Sequim WA. Anacortes WA.

My favorites on the East Coast are Rockport MA, Duxbury MA, Camden ME, Bar Harbor ME.

I could get lost in those towns for days.

simone54's avatar

San Luis Obisbo is pretty cool and I also like Pismo Beach.

trailsillustrated's avatar

< is an australian person so cannot comment much on America: the coast of oregon is lovely. However, ... There are some really fine little beach towns around here.

dxs's avatar

There are so many in New England. Anywhere in the Cape—Hyannis, Provincetown, Falmouth, Martha’s Vineyard.
Block Island, Plymouth, Providence (city, but a small one), Newburyport, Bar Harbor, Portsmouth.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Lots and lots. I really liked the area near Fort Bragg, California.

There are some cool coast towns on the Texas coast (Galveston and south), and also on the Gulf of Mexico (east and west of Gulfport and Biloxi).

Aster's avatar

Padre Island south of Texas is lovely and calm. Beach Haven, New Jersey was nice but I haven’t been there in decades. Probably has an overpass by now.

rojo's avatar

We used to go to Rockport/Fulton area on the Texas coast years ago. Haven’t been there in years but they were nice laid back beach towns back in the day. Nothing fancy but good seafood at small mom/pop restaurants.

rojo's avatar

Also, thoroughly enjoyed short stays in Homer (got some great photos) and Talkeetna Alaska Skagway was a little too touristy.

forestGeek's avatar

Astoria, OR and Cannon, OR Beach are my favorite. I also really like Homer, AK, and the Portsmouth, NH / Kittery, ME / York, ME area.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Watch Hill, RI and Bristol, RI.

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