Trips that Go Beyond the Beach

Find trip ideas that let you explore the coast in a whole new way, from the best beach biking and flightseeing to amazing snorkeling and road trips.

Best Coastal Bike Trails

From the simple, sandy shores of Nantucket to the volcanic paths in Maui, these bike trails range from easy to exhilarating, but all reward with sweeping views of the water.

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False Cape State Park, Virginia
Photo: Courtesy of Virginia Tourism Corporation

False Cape State Park, Virginia

While mom or dad provide the pedal power, kids can marvel at the wildlife along the False Cape Interior Trail at False Cape State Park in Virginia. The 15-mile out-and-back trail starts south of Sandbridge Beach and follows the length of the park past saltwater marshes teeming with birds and other critters; 757/426-7128 or

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

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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