The Atlantic Ocean beaches are frequently overlooked, in conversations about the most beautiful beaches. That is probably due in large part to their being over 2,000 miles of Atlantic beaches and coastline, just in the United States! Europe, South America and Africa appear to have been forgotten- at least by a fair amount of people in the States.
Yes, some of the east coast beach spots are painfully tacky and not very sophisticated. So what? For every pink flamingo dancing on a lawn, there are a couple beach towns oozing with charm that you have never of.
Let’s not forget the Canadian beaches in the Maritimes. The weather may be slightly inclement in the land of the Maple Leaf. you may also get eaten by a polar bear while you enjoy the fresh air, but the beaches are nice!
Even though the majority of people only think about larger beach spots for their vacations such as Ocean City, Miami, or the Keys, a good many smaller locations have built tremendous followings for being quality beach towns. Hopefully, a lot of beach bums and ocean lovers find some inspiration to check out someplace new, even if it is the beach town 30 minutes away!
On this list are the greatest East coast beach towns. Each town has direct access to beaches and water and notable family-friendly attractions. No serious attempt has been made to exclude certain places.
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The Atlantic Ocean covers 20% of the entire surface of the Earth and is the second largest ocean to the Pacific. The deepest point of the Atlantic Ocean, is over 27,000 feet off the Puerto Rico coast in the Milwaukee Deep.
To the west, the Atlantic Ocean is bordered by the coastlines of the Americas: North, Central and South. Canada and the United States of America are the two countries in North America with Atlantic seaboards. Every Central and South American nation on the Caribbean, including among others Panama, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic have Atlantic Ocean beaches. In South America, Brazil and Argentina both feature long Atlantic Ocean beaches.
The southern Atlantic Ocean beaches are often drenched by turbulent weather featuring lots of rain and the occasional hurricane caused by warm moist air hits the Caribbean islands, Central America or the East coast beaches of the US. Other infamous weather events include Nor’easters, and heavy fog off eastern Canada’s shore.
Over in Europe, Atlantic Ocean beaches are located in France, Spain, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and Portugal. Other European countries facing the Atlantic are Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Iceland and Norway with an assist from the North Sea.
Traveling south from the European continent, the Atlantic Ocean beaches of Africa are to be found. These beaches start in Morocco and then continue south passing through Sierra Leone, the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, the Congo, Namibia and South Africa. The Atlantic’s cold water off the coast of Africa frequently brings fog and poor visibility to the northwestern shoreline of the African continent.