There’s nothing like a beach vacation, but the United States features thousands of miles of shoreline on both the east and the west coasts. So how do you decide which beach to visit? We took a look at east coast beaches vs west coast beaches to find the best of the best in everything you could ever want in a summer vacation experience.
Take a look at this line up of east vs west coast beaches in various categories to help plan your coastal retreat this summer!
Hang ten on the east coast with a visit to Ditch Plains’ beach. Located on the far end of Long Island, this beach attracts surfers from all over to catch some great waves during the hotter months of a New York summer. Even if you don’t surf, the general areas has some great public beaches to enjoy.
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Located just 30 miles south of San Francisco, you’ll find incredible surf at Half Moon Bay. In fact, this very beach plays host to the world’s premier surfing competition, Titans of Maverick. So even if you aren’t into surfing yourself, you can book a trip to watch the professionals at work.
It’s no secret that Myrtle Beach offers so much for all ages, making it a great family destination for your east coast vacation. Miles of sandy shore in a family-friendly environment makes for great times building sandcastles, swimming, fishing, boating, and sunbathing. Nearby, you can ride a giant ferris wheel, play miniature golf, visit arcades, and shop boutiques and souvenir stores.
This wide, long beach is perfect for running and playing. Some of the best parts of visiting this beach are the many surrounding restaurants. Find some of the best fish tacos you’ve ever tasted, or grab an ice cream cone to take right on the beach. And if you have the family dog in tow, be sure to check out the nearby Dog Run Beach which is pooch friendly.
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Some of the best parts of beaches are the areas that surround them. Head to Atlantic City and you’ll have fun dining, gambling, shopping, and visiting an amusement park—all while being able to sunbathe on the gorgeous coast. This four-mile stretch offers the perfect balance between fun and relaxation, making for an excellent east coast vacation destination.
This west coast hot spot offers nonstop fun with restaurants, games, rides, live entertainment, and more. Not to mention the stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean that can be taken in while dining or playing. If you love a thrill, be sure to ride the Giant Dipper or Undertow rollercoasters.
This is a lesser-known state beach, where visitors can explore the diverse coastal landscapes and encounter unique wildlife including various species of birds. Stroll along the pebbly shores or take a dip in the Simpson’s Pond watering hole. Be sure to bring your camera to take photos of the gorgeous surroundings!
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Out west, you’ll find this postcard-worthy beach and a popular year-round destination for locals and tourists alike. Explore the many tide pools and take in the stunning surrounding views. This beach also features large rock sea stacks that line the shore, looking like a miniature mountain range.
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No matter where you go, no matter the coast, you can find some incredible beachfront timeshares to stay in. Rent one at a low weekly rate, or buy a timeshare for a lifetime of affordable beach retreats!