Get ready to dig your toes in the sand: 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.
Block Island, Rhode Island
Barefoot or bicycles is the vibe of this tiny (11-square-mile) island off the southern New England coast. Long, lean, and pewter-colored, Fred Benson Town Beach rides a sandy isthmus between Great Salt Pond and the open Atlantic. Summer booms with kayak, boogie board, and umbrella rentals.