Coastal Living "Happiest Seaside Towns"

Ok I Subscribe & LuV Coastal Living Magazine and not just because it usually features Florida beaches, but it's gorgeous to peruse thru on a afternoon off with lemonade & my feet up!

I am going to start sharing some of their nuggets from the Magazine! Hope u likey!!

And I'm a bit bewildered that only two towns in Florida made it!
I've lived in Naples, Fl and it's nice and Jupiter, Fl is nice but their both Affluent areas! and we also lived 2 miles from Laguna Beach! It's again very nice but uber Affluent!

I would Add:
-Treasure Island, Fl
-Satellite Beach, Fl
-Flagler Beach, Fl

But you decide!

Here's the Press Release they sent me:


“In honor of our 15th anniversary, we are excited to share a list of the ‘Happiest Seaside Towns’ in America,” said Editor-in-Chief Antonia van derMeer. “By ranking the top 15 happiest seaside communities, we draw attention to places where life is good and the beach is close by. These towns boast a blend of such criteria as sunny days, walkable neighborhoods, easy commute times, healthy beaches, and more—plus that indescribable coastal vibe.”

Introducing the Coastal Living Top 15 “Happiest Seaside Towns”

1. Kiawah Island, SC
2. Naples, FL
3. Sausalito, CA
4. Lake Bluff, IL
5. Tiburon, CA
6. Laguna Beach, CA
7. Half Moon Bay, CA
8. Chatham, MA
9. Jupiter, FL
10. Lahaina, HI
11. Marblehead, MA
12. Stinson Beach, CA
13. Cohasset, MA
14. Duxbury, MA
15. Solomons Island, MD

For more information and the complete list of the 15 “Happiest Seaside Towns,” please visit

So what do you think? What would your list be?

- Shanti

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