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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Historic Florida

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Fernandina knows how to be a beach town. It’s been doing so for almost 500 years, since its first French colonization. The quaint downtown bustles with locals moving between the library, offices, and the growing foodie scene. Don’t let the town’s age fool you though—younger residents are sure to find plenty of outdoor activities like camping and surfing.

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