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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Dream Towns: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Discover Bay St. Louis

Whether you're planning a quick trip or searching for a new coastal town to put down roots, quaint Bay St. Louis has all the charm you're looking for.


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So You Want to Live in ... Seabrook, Texas

This boating-crazy area has the best of both worlds: cozy small-town neighborhoods and access to big-city attractions in nearby Houston.


Daphne, Alabama - Sunset

So You Want to Live in ... Daphne, Alabama

This "sweet home Alabama" town charms new arrivals with its peaceful bayfront and lively locals.


So You Want to Live in ... Galveston, Texas

This diverse barrier-island city has faced serious storms, both figurative and literal. But it's weathered them all.

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Dreamy Massachusetts Cottage

A colorful oceanfront cottage captivates a whole new generation of beachgoers in a dreamy Massachusetts resort town.

Cottage by the Sea