Discover Coastal Dream Towns

After canvassing all coasts for towns with seaside charm, a lively beach culture, and good housing, these are our top spots for planning quick trips or finding a new place to live.

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    Find Your Dream Town

    Plan a beach vacation location or find a new coastal community to live in and call home in this roundup of the best beach towns.

Hemingway's Home on Key West

 Top 10 B&B Towns

 Now's a prime time to enjoy a cozy bed-and-breakfast. Whether you want to trek a nature trail or shop along a dock, these places offer a great escape.

Mendocino California, Highway One

The 10 Best Road Trips!

Open the sunroof, crank up the tunes, and hug the curves along these stunning water-view drives.

La Conner, Washington

Four Favorite Getaways

On your next mini-vacation, head for one of our staff's favorite destinations. These spots have etched a special place in our hearts-and we'd like to share them with

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Be by the Sea

We've compiled our staff's collective experiences into this special section presenting the attractions and drawbacks of living in each coastal region. Our complete guide helps narrow the options.

More Ways To Get Coastal Living



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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.