25 Best Beach Towns

Yankee Magazine editors published their 2012 list of the 25 Best Beach Towns in New England in their July/August issue, and Brewster is on the list!

For each town, they made recommendations on where  to stay and eat, and what to see.  “How do you go about choosing the twenty-five best beach towns in New England? It wasn’t easy, but we used 14 criteria, ranging from the availability of beach food to accessibility of town amenities to lodging for all budgets to rank the towns. Whether you’re looking for waves to ride, long sandy stretches or lots of family activities, there’s a beach town for you on our list.” (Yankee Magazine.com)

Cape Cod and the islands had 9 towns named including Provincetown in second place. The complete list with rankings is:  1. Ogunquit, ME; 2. Provincetown, MA; 3. Nantucket, MA; 4. Newport, RI; 5. Old Harbor, Block Island, RI;  6. Edgartown, MA; 7. Kennebunkport, ME; 8. Rockport, MA; 9. Chatham, MA; 10. Watch Hill, RI; 11. York Beach, ME; 12. (Tie) Falmouth, MA and Wellfleet, MA; 13. Oak Bluffs, MA; 14. Narragansett, RI; 15. (Tie) Newburyport, MA and Orleans, MA;  16. Ipswich, MA; 17. (Tie) Madison, CT and Old Orchard Beach, ME; 18. (Tie) Little Compton, RI and Plymouth, MA; 19. Hampton Beach, NH; 20. Hull, MA and 21. Brewster, MA.

Thanks to the Brewster Chamber of Commerce for spreading the news on its website.


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