Beach Towns conjure up pictures of sandy boardwalks, golden beaches, waterfront properties and a pace of life that a tortoise would envy. With a worldwide recession pinching each and every wallet in and around the states, the chances of embarking on that flashy beach town holiday in foreign climes seems that much more out of reach, until we suddenly realize what a blessing in disguise that may be. Right smack, under our very noses, are some of the best kept beach town secrets that very few have had the lucky chance to encounter as yet. As we explore a surge of retracting to our roots, and yearning for the simplicity of yesteryear, heading on down to a simple little beach town, is right up that alley. Dig out the flip-flops, the beach towel and a book, and head on down to the sands, buy ice cream cones directly from the beach front, drink homemade soda pop and be surrounded by nothing but friendly locals and the noise of the waves lapping on the shore. Here is a list of 7 Terrific Little Beach Towns in America to help you choose where to go first.
1. Rockport, TEXAS
This charming coastal town in Arkansas County, Texas, is also home to the state beachfront park, and has been named the cleanest beach in the county. Enjoy the sea, the sun and the beachfront, or get out your fishing gear, and enjoy some of the prime fishing spots this beach town has to offer. Enjoy fresh seafood and their speciality, stuffed shrimp, and feed the leftovers to the seagulls on the beach. Mingle like a local and join a game of canasta or bingo in the town, or just veg out on the beach and watch the waves roll in.
2. Chinoteague, VIRGINIA
With hardly any big city stamps on this beach town, such as board walks, high rise buildings and traffic, this picturesque beach town is virtually unspoiled and untouched, making it the most serene destination on Virginias Eastern shore. Well known for the Chinoteague ponies, which actually live on a portion of the Assateague Island close by, the charming and friendly locals and their laid back lifestyle, make it easy for visitors to fall in love with the gorgeous beach town and its inhabitants.