Ogunquit, Gulf Shores, Rehoboth Beach and Rockport also winners.
In 2014, the tiny Great Lakes community of Saugatuck, Mich. was named the Best Summer Weekend Escape in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice awards, and now they've done it again. After four weeks of voting, Saugatuck, the only lakeside nominee on our list, has been crowned the Best Coastal Small Town.
Little Ogunquit on the Maine Coast put up a good fight and landed a well-deserved runner up position, while Gulf Shores, Ala.; Rehoboth Beach, Del. and Rockport, Texas finished third, fourth and fifth respectively.
The full list of winners in the 'Best Coastal Small Town' contest category for 10Best Readers' Choice is as follows:
- Saugatuck, Mich.
- Ogunquit, Maine
- Gulf Shores, Ala.
- Rehoboth Beach, Del.
- Rockport, Texas
- Mystic, Conn.
- St. Michaels, Md.
- Chincoteague, Va.
- Ocean Springs, Miss.
- Duck, N.C.
A big congratulations to our winners, and next time you're planning a trip to the coast, remember that good things come in small packages.
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