Nothing says, “summer” like a trip to the beach. Luckily, New England has a plethora to choose from.
Here are six of our favorite beaches — one from each state — to enjoy this season.
Maine — Old Orchard Beach
The year-round population of 9,000 residents in the town of Old Orchard Beach swells to about 75,000 during the summer. That is testament to the region’s vibrant family appeal, the centerpiece being the seven-mile stretch of Old Orchard Beach itself. Home to one of the last remaining oceanfront amusement parks in the country, Playland, the beach’s center also features the Old Orchard Beach Pier that extends 500 feet into the Atlantic. The Pier features many seafood shacks and restaurants and transforms into a hotspot for nightlife with live entertainment. — oldorchardbeachmaine.com