By: Liz Froment

It’s summertime, so that means heading out to the beach to frolic in the sand with friends and family. And while there is plenty of coastal area in the United States that is fantastic, a few of those beaches are really top notch. This is especially true in New England.

While most people associate New England with things like leaf peeping and maple syrup, if you are a fan of spending your days listening to the water crash upon the waves, burying your toes in the sand, and having fun with the boogie board, then there are plenty of beaches in New England to make that happen.

The great thing about the beaches in New England is that there is truly something for everyone. Do you love beaches with tons of activities and boardwalks? Or, do you prefer a beach that is just miles of sand and nothing else to see? Whatever it is, you can find it there.

Let’s take a look at some of New England’s top beaches you can hit up that will make any road trip unforgettable!

Hampton Beach: If you want to enjoy a lot of activities in your beach town, then Hampton Beach is your answer. Right on the New Hampshire sea coast it offers live concerts, sand castle contests and plenty of beach bars just steps away from the ocean.

Sachuest Town Beach: Hands down one of the best beaches in all of New England Sachuest Town Beach offers beautiful sandy beaches without much distraction. Plus the area has really great facilities to avoid that sandy car ride home!

Marconi Beach: As part of the National Park Services Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach offers miles of unspoilt beaches and killer waves. If you love to surf or boogie board, this is the beach you have to visit.

Ogunquit Beach: It is hard to find more traditional New England appeal than in many of Maine’s beach towns. Ogunquit Beach offers the best of both worlds, amazing fresh seafood and a classic New England styling, but with plenty of trendy bars and shopping nearby.