Two New England Beaches Were Named Best in the Country Again

Ogunquit Beach moved up in the rankings.


Photo via iStock/Oleg Albinsky

New England can beach with the best of ’em.

The region held its own once again in TripAdvisor’s annual ranking of the top 25 beaches in the country. Maine and Massachusetts make appearances on a list that’s dominated by the sandy shores of Florida, Hawaii, and California.

Ogunquit Beach clocked in at number 14—Maine’s rocky coast moved up one spot since last year’s list. Race Point Beach in Provincetown was ranked 23rd, though it was number 19 last year. If you ask us, the historic lighthouse and sandy expanses of Race Point beat a few palm trees in Hawaii any day. Plenty of reviewers—both locals and visitors alike—agree.

“Even in the winter months, Race (Point) Beach has spectacular sunsets that will warm your heart,” writes an all-seasons beachgoer.

TripAdvisor members also wax poetic about Ogunquit.

“I get a special feeling when I visit Ogunquit beach that is indescribable,” writes one reviewer, who says beaches in Florida just don’t compare to Ogunquit. “Even in the summer, when the beach is busy, you still feel at peace here.”

If you’re curious to see the full 2017 Travelers’ Choice list, you check it out here.