These New England beaches are some of the best on the East Coast

Here in New England, we are known for many things, including our beautiful surrounding nature. From mountains to lakes, beaches and everything in between, we have it all.

When it comes to our beaches, there is no shortage of places to sunbathe, surf, swim and relax. But which beaches take the cake as not only the best in New England, but the entire East Coast? Thanks to a study conducted by Beachfix, we now know.

The website, which provides photos, guides and other information on the best beaches around, recently compiled this list of 15 Best East Coast Beaches. Selections include popular vacation destinations like Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Virginia Beach, Virginia, as well as three beaches in the New England area.

Before we reveal the New England beach that made it to the top of this list, here are the two that ranked 13th and 12th respectively.

#13: Old Orchard Beach, Maine

From its picturesque pier with its shops to its entertainment Palace Playground and an abundance of resorts and hotels, there’s so much to do in Old Orchard Beach. This writer hasn’t been there in years, but hopes to make another visit eventually.

#12: Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

Not only is this beach spacious, but the area is also home to a lively promenade, concerts and events nearby. Casino Ballroomand recreation areas like Rye Harbor State Park. It is also the site of the annual meeting Sand Sculpture Classic contest, which always draws large crowds.

And finally, the highest ranked New England beach on the Beachfix list is…

#3: Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Among other attractions, Beachfix cites Cape Cod’s “pristine beaches, delicious seafood, quaint towns and historic lighthouses” as reasons for ranking #3 on this list. As for the beaches that beat Cape Cod for the top spot? That would be Myrtle Beach at #2, followed by Ocean City, New Jersey, at #1.

Speaking of beaches, let’s take a look inside this gorgeous home on Old Orchard Beach.

Old Orchard Beach House has stunning views and an even better bar

Located directly on the sands of Old Orchard Beach is this 5 bedroom, 5 bath property. The house features incredible ocean themes, architectural beauty, and a full bar and lounge. This is the perfect place to host beach parties.

Charming beach house for sale in Saco, Maine just steps from the ocean, completely turnkey with private beach

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