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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Mediterranean-Style Getaway
Photo: Michael Hanson

Mediterranean-Style Getaway

San Clemente, California

Built in the 1920s as a “Spanish Village by the Sea” San Clemente has about 300 sunny days annually and some of the best surf on this coast. Mediterranean architecture still rules in the quaint stucco-and-red-tile-roofed homes and civic buildings.

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