It’s hard to believe summer is just around the corner! Warmer weather and longer days make for the perfect time to escape from the daily grind and hit the beach. Before you start planning your next trip overseas or across the country, why not check out what’s in your backyard? There are plenty of opportunities to explore nearby towns and get to know the locals.
We’ve got the scoop on the best shoreline destinations near you to check out this summer:
Naples, Florida: You may be thinking: how is Naples a nearby destination from the Northeast? Believe it or not, you can get there in five hours, door-to-door. It’s faster than taking the bus from Manhattan to Montauk, and is a much more pleasant journey.
Raveis data shows over 20% of Naples homeowners have primary residences in the Northeast. Whether you’re renting for a few weeks or looking to purchase your second home, you can’t beat what Naples has to offer. If enjoying its pristine sugar sand beaches and glorious sunsets that drop into the Gulf isn’t convincing enough, check out what the locals do in Naples.
Westport, Connecticut: The Connecticut shoreline is one of the Northeast’s best kept secrets. Visit Compo Beach, one of Fairfield County’s best beaches. Enjoy 29 acres of sand and choose from a variety of aquatic activities, including kayaking, sailing and swimming.
This active waterfront community packs in a lot of activities for families and couples and is the perfect destination if you’re looking to buy or rent in Fairfield County.
Osterville, Massachusetts: Summer is the time to see what Osterville is all about. Be prepared to relax on Dowes Beach, stroll downtown and pop into local boutiques, dine in a variety of restaurants, and bike the island.
If you’ve never been to Osterville, you’re bound to fall in love with its charm. Hotels and bed and breakfasts can get pricey, so if you turn into a regular visitor, you may find renting or buying a second home on the Cape to be a wise investment.
We picked our top three choices for you, but there are plenty more to explore. Discover your perfect retreat at www.raveisescapes.com!