#8: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California - 2017 Happiest Seaside Towns in America - Coastal Living

2017 Happiest Seaside Towns in America

#8: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California - 2017 Happiest Seaside Towns in America - Coastal Living

America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015: Portsmouth, New Hampshire. One of the nation’s oldest cities, this thriving seaport on the Piscataqua River boasts remarkable riches and is still incredibly welcoming to visitors and new residents alike. Photo: David J. Murray/Courtesy of CVB. Coastalliving.com

America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015

America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015: Portsmouth, New Hampshire. One of the nation’s oldest cities, this thriving seaport on the Piscataqua River boasts remarkable riches and is still incredibly welcoming to visitors and new residents alike. Photo: David J. Murray/Courtesy of CVB. Coastalliving.com

Fairhope, Alabama: Located on what’s known as the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, this gracious Gulf town has long been a destination for artists, writers (including Fannie Flagg and Rick Bragg), and vacationers. The historic downtown blooms—not just with independent cafés, bars, and shopping, but also literally: Colorful blossoms line the sidewalks, decorate street crossings, hang in baskets suspended from light posts, and overflow from planters in front of shops.

2016 Happiest Seaside Towns in America

Fairhope, Alabama: Located on what’s known as the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, this gracious Gulf town has long been a destination for artists, writers (including Fannie Flagg and Rick Bragg), and vacationers. The historic downtown blooms—not just with independent cafés, bars, and shopping, but also literally: Colorful blossoms line the sidewalks, decorate street crossings, hang in baskets suspended from light posts, and overflow from planters in front of shops.

Take a cue from the Italians and head to one of these local-favorite seafront towns to escape the bustle of the cities.

20 Gorgeous Seaside Towns in Italy

Take a cue from the Italians and head to one of these local-favorite seafront towns to escape the bustle of the cities.

America's #2 Happiest Seaside Town 2015: Venice, Florida. What does it say about this town of 22,000 people on Florida’s Gulf Coast that it has a designated beach for dogs? Two things: Venice is a town with a big heart, and it has plenty of gorgeous, pearly-white beaches to spare (14 miles, in fact). Photo: James Schwabel/Alamy. Coastalliving.com

America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015

America's #2 Happiest Seaside Town 2015: Venice, Florida. What does it say about this town of 22,000 people on Florida’s Gulf Coast that it has a designated beach for dogs? Two things: Venice is a town with a big heart, and it has plenty of gorgeous, pearly-white beaches to spare (14 miles, in fact). Photo: James Schwabel/Alamy. Coastalliving.com

The Beautiful Seaside Town Of Cascais In Portugal only 30 mins away from lisbon

The Beautiful Seaside Town Of Cascais In Portugal…

America's Happiest Seaside Towns | 1. Beaufort, South Carolina | This town is a fun stop over a bit off of 95~cute shops, restaurants on the water and some nice art galleries and my husband had to go BC his favorite movie "The Big Chill" was filmed here..

America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2013

America's Happiest Seaside Towns | 1. Beaufort, South Carolina | This town is a fun stop over a bit off of 95~cute shops, restaurants on the water and some nice art galleries and my husband had to go BC his favorite movie "The Big Chill" was filmed here..

Procida Island, Italy  Procida is the quintessential Mediterranean paradise, an absolute vision of colorful harborside homes and picturesque piazzas. The coast is filled with the cutest pastel-colored houses. The Most Colorful Places in the World

The 15 Most Colorful Places in the World

Procida Island, Italy Procida is the quintessential Mediterranean paradise, an absolute vision of colorful harborside homes and picturesque piazzas. The coast is filled with the cutest pastel-colored houses. The Most Colorful Places in the World

America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015: Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Renowned for the mild, sweet oysters, this town of 3,100 is home to much more than its local culinary star. Halfway up the forearm of Cape Cod’s famous, curling shape, Wellfleet has a quaint town center dotted with classically white-clapboard New England–style homes, sophisticated galleries, excellent restaurants, and a drive-in theater that is all-American fun. Photo: John Greim/Getty Images. Coastalliving.com

America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015

America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015: Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Renowned for the mild, sweet oysters, this town of 3,100 is home to much more than its local culinary star. Halfway up the forearm of Cape Cod’s famous, curling shape, Wellfleet has a quaint town center dotted with classically white-clapboard New England–style homes, sophisticated galleries, excellent restaurants, and a drive-in theater that is all-American fun. Photo: John Greim/Getty Images. Coastalliving.com

Find top beaches and seaside towns in Calabria, some of Italy's best beaches. Find out where to go on the coast of Calabria, Italy, the toe of the boot.

Best Beaches and Coast Towns in the Toe of the Boot

Find top beaches and seaside towns in Calabria, some of Italy's best beaches. Find out where to go on the coast of Calabria, Italy, the toe of the boot.

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