From the season’s best road trips to the dreamiest All-American homes from Florida to the Hamptons, we’re raising a frosted margarita glass to everything that makes summers by the shore the very best kind.

By Marisa Spyker
May 20, 2019
Coastal Living

Call it what you want—swimsuit season, rosé season, festival season—but if there’s one thing that applies to pretty much every summer stereotype, it’s that they’re all best enjoyed by the beach.

Naturally, summer has long been our favorite time of year at Coastal Living, and the inspiration for some of our dreamiest issues. In the past, we’ve unveiled some pretty swoon-worthy cottages, thrown some epic beach parties, traveled to America’s happiest beach towns, and noshed on fresh crab at the country’s best seafood dives around.

If you’ve followed along, here’s some good news: Things are just heating up. In our all-new summer issue (out May 24!) you can expect all that and more—as in more stories, more stunning photography, and more pages devoted to seaside living’s greatest pleasures.

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We’ve dedicated our new summer issue to the kind of travel that doesn’t require a passport. From coast to coast (and the Great Lakes), you’ll discover some All-American gems you can access easily (including nine classic U.S. islands you won’t want to miss). And for all you foodies who think seafood is best served in red baskets, we’ve gathered up—once again—our favorite dives to chow down on fresh catch in 2019.

Coastal Living
Coastal Living

But, of course, what would Coastal Living be without our gorgeous inspo on ways to live stylishly and happily by the sea? In our new issue, we’re opening the doors to a historic Hamptons pad that shines with bright color, as well as an old Florida ship captain’s cottage that’ll give you serious porch envy. And, since summer is the season of house guests, we’re also unveiling our best-ever decorating tips for bedrooms.

Coastal Living
Coastal Living

Ready to celebrate summer with a fresh issue of Coastal Living in your beach bag? You can find us nationwide on newsstands, starting May 24, at retailers like Barnes & Noble, Target, CVS, Publix, and Kroger, or order copies online right here.

Until then (and after then, too!), be sure to follow along with us as we post new content daily on