Come to Chincoteague for uncrowded beaches and a walkable downtown
Note from 10Best: Someday, we'll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we'll keep supporting the places that inspire us.
Move over L.A., Miami and Honolulu! Our 10 winners for Best Coastal Small Town – each with a population of fewer than 25,000 people as of the last census – offer uncrowded, unpretentious and affordable seaside fun in small packages that prove bigger isn't always better.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Coastal Small Town are as follows:
- Chincoteague - Virginia
- Bayfield - Wisconsin
- Venice - Florida
- Rockport, Texas
- Bay Saint Louis - Mississippi
- Southport - North Carolina
- Georgetown - South Carolina
- St. Marys - Georgia
- Gulf Shores - Alabama
- Sandusky - Ohio
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
Congratulations to all these winning small towns!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo