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 #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

What does it say about this town of 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 miles, in fact).

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

2017 Happiest Seaside Towns in America

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

Portsmouth, New Hampshire - America’s Happiest Seaside Towns 2015 - Coastal Living Mobile

This festive, charming little street is in the seaside town of Weymouth, Dorset, which sits on a sheltered bay of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. The Weymouth Esplanade, where you may promenade, is particularly attractive with its colourful Georgian terraces, the multi-hued Jubilee Clock, and the popular sandy beach. Weymouth is also one of the sunniest spots in the UK.

Weymouth, Dorset, which sits on a sheltered bay of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Weymouth is an attractive seaside town, with colourful Georgian terraces.

America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2014 - I've been to 4 of the top 6!  They were great so I must check out all the others...

America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2014

Our annual list of the top 10 spots to live in bliss by the sea. (Check out the 2016 lineup and vote for your favorite here, through PST January

4cornersimages: “ Cromer is a largely unremarkable English seaside town, famous for its crabs but not a lot else. Chris Warren’s picture, looking down Jetty Street towards the open sea gives this ‘gem...

Cromer is a largely unremarkable English seaside town, famous for its crabs but not a lot else. Chris Warren’s picture, looking down Jetty Street towards the open sea gives this ‘gem of the Norfolk Coast’ an exotic, almost Mediterranean air. The sky is un

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

Wellfleet, Massachusetts - America’s Happiest Seaside Towns 2015 - Coastal Living Mobile

10. Hermosa Beach, California: What began as a Southern California train stop has blossomed into a vibrant mix of homes and businesses strung along Pacific Coast Highway. Perhaps best known for its wide beaches, Hermosa Beach is also the home of nationally recognized nightclubs, including the Comedy & Magic Club (home of Jay Leno), and the The Lighthouse Cafe, Southern California’s legendary home of West Coast jazz. Coastalliving.com

2016 Happiest Seaside Towns in America

From West Coast to East, Great Lakes to Gulf, meet the 10 coastal towns that are sure to make you smile—for a weekend or a lifetime.

20 Gorgeous Seaside Towns in Italy | Fodors.  Assortment of coastal cities in Italy

20 Gorgeous Seaside Towns in Italy

All five towns that make up the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera are beautiful, but Manarola is the most picturesque. The whole village is built on a foundation of black rock, and colorful buildings hover over the small marina.

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