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.

Fort Bragg, California

From Blue Collar to Blue Ribbon

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Dream Towns: Fort Bragg, California
Photo Courtesy of John Doornkamp/Design Pics

Your View Is:

Redwood-covered hills rolling up and down the coast.

Your best beach is: Jug Handle Beach. The wind-protected, sunbathing stretch has miles of redwood trails leading out of it.

Your neighbors are: active. They enjoy scuba diving, biking, surfing in town at Virgin Creek, hiking in the redwoods, and organizing town events.

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