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.

Dream Towns

Plan a vacation location or find a new place to call home in this roundup of our favorite coastal communities.

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Hamptons Hide Away
Michael Luppino

Hamptons Hide Away

Sag Harbor, New York

With whaling captains' stately homes and a bustling wharf, the Long Island enclave of Sag Harbor feels more like a New England fishing village than part of the ritzy Hamptons. Residents of this New York village cherish its maritime past and close-knit community. Locals and newcomers work together to preserve treasured vestiges of the past. Known as a retreat for writers such as James Fennimore Cooper and John Steinbeck, Sag Harbor remains a beacon for novelists and playwrights today.

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