Here is the list of some best beaches on the east coast for the Thalassophile to spend summer while surfing, roaming with friends, family, kids, pets, or solo.

Delaware has some best east coast beaches for families to offer with comfortable accommodation and appetizing food and a lot more activities to do on the beach. 

Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach in Delaware is best known for the boardwalks, small-town beach, shops, restaurants, and family-friendly environment. Here you’ll find barrier island beaches of Delaware Seashore State Park, with affordable stays, restaurants, free live concerts, movie screening, bonfires, and special programs for kids.

Bethany Beach
Amazing Bethany Beach with Boardwalk l Photo Credit: Top Value Reviews

Hotels to Relax:

#1. Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn is within walking distance from the important spots and it offers free breakfast.

#2. Meris Garden

Garden Meris hotel is in Kent Ave, each room is available with amenities like a refrigerator, microwave, and wi-fi. Important places like boardwalk, beach, shopping are half-mile away from the inn, but they avail free loaner bikes to roam.

Places to Dine in:

#1. 14 Global Cuisines:

14 Global serves global delicacies to their guests with handcrafted cocktails and rotating craft beers.

#2. Beach Break Bakrie and Cafe

Beach Break Bakrie and Cafe satisfies the urge for dessert from muffins to pastries. Those who want a savory taste can try a sandwich, which includes eggs, cheese, and bacon, or the sausage of bagel, soup, salad, wraps, and more.

Bald Head Island

A flat ground which allows you to do a lot of fun activities with your family and friends. A quiet beach with shorebirds, a golf court, and other amenities. It has hidden gem vacation spots on the east coast.

Bald Head Island
Breathtaking view of Bald Head Island l  l Photo Credit: Condé Nast Traveler

Things to do:

  • Sightseeing of surrounding places
  • Witness sea turtle hatch
  • Be careful with tides on shoals


Fun Fact! Bald Island does not have any hotels or the chain of the same. Generally, people visit for a day so rent a bike but there are houses you can rent like Airbnb and VRBO.

Where to Dine?

The Grille

The Grille is the primary and the most elegant dining venue, they serve lunch and dinner in the clubhouse. The menu features appetizing food items of land and seafood and the dessert you just cannot resist.

The Palms

The Palms has a panoramic view of the croquet greensward and the golf ground. It is a relaxing place, with a stocked bar, and with a large-screen television.

Dewey Beach

Another beach from the Delaware town is Dewey beach, It is known for its panoramic beach, boardwalks, lively nightlife, and proximity to nature reserves and state parks.

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Sandy Dewey Beach l Photo Credit: Airbnb

Hotels to Stay:

Dewey has both to offer, hotels and rental houses.

Gold Leaf Hotel

Gold Leaf is a beachside hotel with spacious rooms, wi-fi, and other amenities. At walking distance from visiting places.

The Bay Resort

The Bay Resort is a smoke-free hotel with special features for differently-abled people. It is near the beach and has reliable facilities to offer.

Places to Dine:

Mama Maria’s Restaurant and Beach Bar

Mama Maria is known for its Italian food that includes a variety of pizzas.

Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill

Gary’s Dewey Grill is appreciated by locals for its amazing flavors and laid-back atmosphere.

Crescent Beach

Due to its shoreline’s natural shape, its name is Crescent Beach, it’s a public beach with permission to ride vehicles. Well maintained and beautiful sand beach to visit in summer.

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Beautiful Sand Beach Crescent l Photo Credit: HubPages


You can stay in hotels and rental houses as well.

Beacher’s Lodge

Beacher’s Lodge offers you to witness unforgettable sun rises every morning. Easy access to the beach and all-suite accommodation.

Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott is within walking distance from the beach and other places to visit. They offer clean rooms and polite service.

Where to Dine?

Crescent Beach Bar & Grill

Crescent Bar & Grill serves a nice cold beer and appetizing food to their customers. They have an eye-pleasing interior and the polite service providing staff

Elkhouse Eatery

Elkhouse offers bistro-style dining with a cozy lodge experience. Their menu contains a variety of seafood items and a wide range of salads.

Canaveral National Seashore

The National park services offer free audio tours and nature recordings of the seashore for free. It’s a kids-friendly sand beach. It is the home of a huge variety of plants and birds. It is one of the best hidden gems on the east coast.

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Family and Kids-friendly Canaveral National Seashore l Photo Credit: Wikipedia


Best Western Edgewater Inn

Western Edgewater offers tidy rooms, free wi-fi, and continental breakfast. Spacious rooms and outdoor pool in pocket-friendly style.

The Wayward Traveler’s Inn

Wayward offers well-furnished rooms with free wi-fi, with quaint bed-and-breakfast. Loners bikes are complimentary.

Where to Dine?

Goodrich Seafood & Oyster House

Goodrich Seafood & Oyster House serves historic riverside veteran and southern-style seafood. People tend to visit again.


Honeysuckle is a pocket-friendly restaurant with a delicious menu and remarkable services. It too serves granny-made southern-style food.

Cape May Beach

Cape May beach of New Jersey has a lot to offer, 127 miles of coastline where you can do fishing, swimming, and boating. There are places to visit named Cape May County Park & Zoo and Cape May Fireman’s Museum.

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Family-Friendly Cape May Beach l Photo Credit: WBOC


Grand Hotel of Cape May

Grand Hotel is a complete family hotel that offers ocean view rooms, pool side bar, dining, and a playroom for kids.

Montreal Beach Resort

Montreal gives a warm feeling of a second home. They have basic amenities like wi-fi, pool, bar and extra to offer such as gym, business center, conference facilities.


La La Lobster

La La Lobster has 20+ years of experience serving delicious food to customers with polite behavior and great service.

Tisha’s Fine Dining

Tisha’s Fine Dining offers a fine eatery quaint with a menu of American items and sandwiches and burgers as well.

There is a long list of the east coast beaches. We have discussed some in detail, now let’s see some more places you can add to your list to visit.

Other Vacation Destination Attractions on East Coast:

Mohegan Bluffs

Mohegan is a rocky, picturesque Long Island. It’s known for teen-friendly Scotch Beach, Surf Beach for snorkeling. As it is shallow, kids can have gentle surf and play in it. Fred Benson offers a bathhouse, rental chairs, cabanas, umbrellas, and loaner boogie boards.

Jetties Beach

Jetties Beach is one of the best beaches on the east coast with crystal-clear water that urges you to jump in. It has warm water for swimming and even shallow water level for kids.

Coast Guard Beach

Coast Guard Beach is a prime swimming beach, even you can roam on the beach in the shuttle. It is surrounded by good places to stay and dine in.

Scarborough State Beach

Scarborough State Beach has a large pavilion and expanded beach area, where you can have a wide range of beach activities for all age groups.

Wrap up:

We have gathered this well-researched information from many travelers and our expertise to provide you authentic information. We tried to keep our list as short as we could, but there is a long list of the east coast beaches which lift your mood and make you more productive. You can spend your mandatory summer vacation at any of the beaches mentioned above and let us know your experience regarding the same.

If you know any of the hidden gem vacation spots on the east coast please disclose to beach people like you in the comment box. Stay tuned with Mainichi Coreal for such inspiring and authentic travel, health & fitness blogs from the experts.

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