America's #2 Happiest Seaside Town 2015: Venice, Florida. What does it say about this town of 22,000 people on Florida’s Gulf Coast that it has a designated beach for dogs? Two things: Venice is a town with a big heart, and it has plenty of gorgeous, pearly-white beaches to spare (14 miles, in fact). Photo: James Schwabel/Alamy. Coastalliving.com
America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015: Portsmouth, New Hampshire. One of the nation’s oldest cities, this thriving seaport on the Piscataqua River boasts remarkable riches and is still incredibly welcoming to visitors and new residents alike. Photo: David J. Murray/Courtesy of CVB. Coastalliving.com
America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015: Corona del Mar, California. This Orange County enclave with stunning beaches, a village-like shopping district, and row after row of vintage cottages on streets named for flowers has always maintained a charmingly quiet sense of self as the quaint yet stylish cousin to neighboring Newport Beach. Photo: Thomas J. Story. Coastalliving.com
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America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015: Monterey, California. Thriving with riches when San Francisco was still just a gritty gold miner’s outpost, Monterey was California’s pre-statehood first capital in 1777 and has retained an allure and personality suffused with arts, culture, history, and myriad natural gifts. Photo: Mark Miller/Getty Images. Coastalliving.com
7. Capitola, California: Backed by rugged cliffs and with peaceful Soquel Creek running through its beachfront village, Capitola is California’s oldest seaside resort town. Its streets are lined with colorful hotels and homes, and its wharf on Monterey Bay hums with activity. Coastalliving.com
America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015: Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Renowned for the mild, sweet oysters, this town of 3,100 is home to much more than its local culinary star. Halfway up the forearm of Cape Cod’s famous, curling shape, Wellfleet has a quaint town center dotted with classically white-clapboard New England–style homes, sophisticated galleries, excellent restaurants, and a drive-in theater that is all-American fun. Photo: John Greim/Getty Images. Coastalliving.com
The Toddler's Guide to the Danish Riviera , with tips, tricks and advice on where to take your little ones. There is something for both parents and children in all these seaside towns, located less than an hour away from Copenhagen.