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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Will Rogers State Beach, California
Photo: Thomas J. Story

Will Rogers State Beach, California

To see and be seen, spend an afternoon on the South Bay Bicycle Trail, which stretches from Will Rogers State Beach to Torrance County Beach in Southern California. Along the 22-mile route you’ll see loads of sunbathers, weight lifters, and the artsy crowd at Venice Beach; 310/ 305-9503 or

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Dreamy Massachusetts Cottage

A colorful oceanfront cottage captivates a whole new generation of beachgoers in a dreamy Massachusetts resort town.

Cottage by the Sea