Our Best Coastal Makeovers

The best before and after coastal makeovers.

Best Tricks for Bringing Back the Charm

Dilapidated and down-and-out, a house on Tybee Island regains its soul after an ambitious redo reveals timeless seaside style.

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Porch After
Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

Porch After

Underneath the unfortunate add-ons, the original structure remained intact. After some scrubbing, stripping, and refurbishing, the Georgia house now feels and looks its age but has been shored up for another generation of families at the beach.

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Top 21 Beaches, Coast to Coast

Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

The Cove Beach, Cape May, New Jersey