Well, there are lists, and there are lists. But this list should hit home with cruising boat owners, since it names the “Happiest Seaside Towns in America,” according to Coastal Living. They’re the happiest, the magazine says, because they “are sure to make you smile.” Having been to all of them over the years, I’ll certainly agree to that.
Not to spoil the suspense, but here are few of my personal favorites among the top ten. At least they’ve made me happy:
Camden, Maine. Coastal Living calls Camden “an advertisement for New England charm come to life.” Fair enough. And it does have a great lighthouse (see the picture above).
Hilton Head, South Carolina, the “home to a strand of spectacular beaches” and a sophisticated food scene that makes “for a perfect cocktail of graceful Southern living.”
Grand Haven, Michigan, on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, “has an old-fashioned spirit that stands out among so many gems.”
Langley, Washington, a tiny village on Whidbey Island, an hour north of Seattle, with a “picturesque townscape that feels a bit like New England” mixed with “a drumbeat of outdoor pursuits like kayaking and hiking that are pure Pacific Northwest.”
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