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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Year-Round Water Fun

Year-Round Water Fun

Galveston, Texas

Founded in 1838, Galveston occupies most of a narrow, 30-mile-long barrier island. It's close to Houston's urban diversions yet far enough away to have a distinctive, history-steeped personality and small-town feel. The temperate weather (although hot and humid in summer makes water sports, including fishing and boating, enjoyable most of the year.

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From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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