Fishing Dock Boast along a Marsh Water Edge in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

There are few things I love more than historic coastal towns. Whether the New England charm of Newport Rhode Island, the southern paradise of Charleston or Savannah, or the California beach like Santa Cruz. Fishing boats, quaint shops, beachside rollercoasters, live oaks, I love them all. So naturally, this list drew me in. It’s USA Today’s “Best Coastal Small Towns”. We are lucky that coastal towns from both North and South Carolina town made the list.

This list is part of USA Today’s recently released “10 best” campaign. Readers were able to vote for their favorites in a wide variety of categories. One of those categories was “Best Coastal Small Towns”. I’ve only briefly been to the South Carolina location and I’ve never ventured to the Outer Banks, the home of North Carolinas mention. I guess I’ll have to add both of those coastal towns to my Carolina bucket list.  But not just the Carolina towns drew me in. I’d honestly love to visit each town on this list. The picturesque views, calmness of the water, but also diversity of locales and experiences of every town are intriguing.  You’ve got locations from the northeast, west coast, gulf, and the east coast.

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