ME, MA Beaches Top Picks on Today List

Race Point Beach at Sunset, National Seashore. Photo/Wikimedia.

Today Travel, part of Today MSNBC, selected Cape Cod’s entire Outer Cape and Sand Beach in Maine’s Acadia National Park as 2 of the top “family beaches” in the U.S.

You can view the entire list here:

TodayTravel: 10 Best Beaches for Families

Outer Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts:

John F. Kennedy loved this stretch of sand dunes, salt ponds and soft-sand beaches so much he turned it into a national treasure: the Cape Cod National Seashore. He’s not the only one who waxed on about the beauty of these shores: Henry David Thoreau devoted time and pen to the Outer Beach. While summering on Cape Cod, I’ve found no beaches as beautiful as those on the “forearm” facing the Atlantic Ocean stretching from Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet. Marshes, ponds and 40 miles of untouched beaches beckon to be explored.

Sand Beach, Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia is known for its breathtaking and unspoiled beauty, and its beaches are also some of the cleanest in the country. Sand Beach appears on Clean Beaches Coalition’s cleanest beaches, but we also like this beach because coastal Maine is filled with charming New England villages and old-fashioned charm. Acadia National Park also provides plenty to do when sand between the toes becomes a bore (does it ever?).

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