Coastal Living magazine February 2013

We've pulled together a 'Hot List' of fabulous hotels, cool destinations, and ultimate coastal road trips. Plus, swimsuits you'll love and why the beach makes us happy.

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Vote for the Happiest Seaside Town

See the top 10 finalists for our second-annual list of the top places to live on the coast. Now YOU decide the winner!

  • Coastal Home

    Ask a Designer: Jill Goldberg

    Designer Jill Goldberg of Hudson Interiors in Boston shares trade secrets, design ideas, and decor tips.

  • Coastal Havens

    Cottage Remix

    Key West is both the location and the inspiration for this colorful, historic home with plenty of regional style and character.

  • Coastal Style

    Wild Ones

    The classic maillot turns up the heat with bright prints and bold color.

  • Coastal Style

    What's in your beach bag?

    The celebrated fashion designer and stylist-to-the-stars gives us a peek inside her beach bag.

  • Coastal Travel

    Top 10 Places to Go in 2013

    Where's the action? Right here! We uncovered the top getaway spots to put on your wish list this year.

  • Coastal Travel

    Hot List: Top 5 Coastal Road Trips

    From California's cliff-hanging Highway 1 to the uncrowded Gulf shores of the Great Texas Birding Trail, here are five can't-miss coastal road trips. Plus, the playlists to match.

  • Coastal Kitchen

    Rolling in the Dough

    Skip the delivery—we have five great-tasting pizza pies using one crust that's super easy to make at home.

  • 37 Mouth-Watering Crab Recipes

    Bored with predictable crab dishes? Try it tossed in a salad, warmed in a dip, or combined with exciting flavors for a not-so-basic crab cake.

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Top 21 Beaches, Coast to Coast

Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

The Cove Beach, Cape May, New Jersey