Cities The Best Beaches in New England  

Island Hopper Dan
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What are the best beaches in New England? This list includes some of the most popular and beautiful Atlantic Coast beaches and towns. These idyllic spots are perfect for relaxing or exploring during the warm summer months. They are, without question, among the best beaches in the U.S. Which one is the greatest? That is for you to decide, with votes. Be sure to add any excellent beaches or beach towns in New England that are missing from the list, too.

New England is filled with stunning beaches, offering visitors plenty of great sand, waves and a natural, unspoiled beauty. Fans of seashell collecting will find a treasure trove of opportunities on virtually all of these wonderful beaches, and wildlife watchers will revel in the diversity of the area's ecosystem. If you want to see some seals, head to any of the beaches off Chatham and prepare to be amazed. And of course, there's the ridiculously amazing seafood: Want some great fried clams or lobster rolls? Head to any New England beach town for a feast.

One of the most popular and famous stretches of beaches in the world is the Cape Cod National Seashore, home to more than 500 miles of beaches that offer plenty of waves and some seriously great swimming spots. Cape Cod isn't the only magical beach area in New England, though: From Maine to New Hampshire to Rhode Island and beyond, the New England beaches rival of the best beaches in the South (including Florida's greatest beaches), Hawaii or even the Caribbean.

No two beaches in the world are exactly alike. Each offers a unique experience. The beaches in and around New England are some of the most unique on Earth!
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Cape Cod National Seashore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Massachusetts, USA

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25 5
Nantucket is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Massachusetts, USA

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23 4
Martha's Vineyard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beaches in New England

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21 5
Block Island is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Rhode Island, USA

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16 5
Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Massachusetts, USA

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6 0
Hammonasset Beach State Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Hammonasset Beach State Park Connecticut, USA

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14 4
Horseneck Beach State Reservat... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Horseneck Beach State Reservation Massachusetts, USA

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17 7
Old Orchard Beach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Maine, USA

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15 6
Chatham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Massachusetts, USA

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19 10
Ogunquit Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Ogunquit Beach Maine

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9 1
Hyannis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Massachusetts, USA

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11 3
Singing Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Singing Beach Manchester, Massachusetts

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11 3
Kennebunkport is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Maine, USA

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12 4
Narragansett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Rhode Island, USA

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13 5
Crane Beach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Crane Beach Ipswitch, MA

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9 2
Westerly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Rhode Island, USA

17
7 1
York Beach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Maine, USA

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8 2
Wellfleet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Wellfleet Massachusetts, USA

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10 4
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Long Beach Massachusetts

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10 4
Newport is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Rhode Island, USA

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10 4
Wingaersheek Beach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Massachusetts, USA

22
11 5
Gloucester is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Massachusetts, USA

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14 8
Bar Harbor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Maine, USA

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15 10
Hampton Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
New Hampshire, USA

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5 1
Easton Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Easton Beach Newport, RI

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4 0
Reid State Park is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Reid State Park Maine, USA

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4 0
Truro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Jorge Souza added Truro Massachusetts, USA

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4 1
Nauset Light is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Eastham, Massachusetts, USA

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4 1
Calf Pasture Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Calf Pasture Beach

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4 2
Nantasket Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Massachusetts, USA

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3 1
Walden Pond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
shaygowrish added Massachusetts, USA

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5 4
Salisbury Beach is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Salisbury Beach Massachusetts, USA

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4 3
Seabrook Beach, New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Seabrook Beach, New Hampshire New Hampshire, USA

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2 3
Gooseberry Beach is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Gooseberry Beach

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2 5
Wollaston Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Massachusetts, USA

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1 4
Compo Beach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Beaches in New England
Compo Beach Westport, CT