One of the best beaches in New England is just a quick 51-minute trip by car, train, or bus from Boston! USA Today experts analyze the best travel destinations annually based on expert nominations which is then further narrowed down by reader’s votes. Last year, this Maine beach took home the prize as one of the best in the country, and it certainly still is in our opinion. So, make sure to add it to your summer bucket list!
But if you’re looking for a few more of the best beaches in New England, Gloucester’s Good Harbor Beach and Mohegan Bluffs in New Shoreham, Rhode Island both ranked among the “top 10 beaches in the Northeast.”
Good Harbor Beach, just 51 minutes from Boston, is located on the North Shore in Gloucester, MA and ranked as the number 7 best beach in the Northeast. Praised for clear waters and a wide stretch, this is what the publication said:
Good Harbor Beach is located in Gloucester, Massachusetts, a historic fishing town known for its maritime heritage, art galleries and fresh seafood. Boasting a wide stretch of sandy shoreline and family-friendly amenities, this popular beach is ideal for sunbathing, swimming and sandcastle building. The beach also offers picturesque views of the iconic Thacher Island Twin Lights and small islands off the shore that you can walk to at low tide.
Coming in at the number 6 best beach in the Northeast is, Mohegan Bluffs in New Shoreham, Rhode Island. Since Mohegan Bluffs is on Block Island, it does take a bit more effort to get out there as you’ll have to board the ferry. However, it’s well worth it according to USA Today:
The Mohegan Bluffs are towering cliffs rising 200 feet above the ocean. If you don’t mind descending 141 steps down a steep wooden staircase, you will be rewarded with spectacular seaside landscapes and a secluded beach. Located on Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island, this picturesque spot is known for its pristine sandy shores, crystal-clear waters and unique rock formations.