Every year the ABC affiliate in the Boston area (WCVB) puts out a poll asking New Englanders to name their favorite beaches in the region.  To get to know New England better, I visited all twenty beaches named as viewer favorites in 2014.  Happy to say that I completed my New England Beach Tour this August (2016) while on Sabbatical!  South Beach in Martha’s Vineyard was the last stop, and it all began with Mayflower Beach in Dennis, Massachusetts the previous April (2015.)

It’s impossible to say which beach is now my favorite.  I spent time on these beaches in April, July, August, and September.  I traveled throughout Massachusetts and up to New Hampshire and Maine.  My mother and my best friend accompanied me to several beaches.  And I enjoyed every moment of this quest!  So here’s the list of beaches and pictures taken to document the journey.

1.) Hampton Beach, NH (July 2015)
2.) Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester MA (August 2015)
3.) Mayflower Beach, Dennis MA (April 2015)
4.) Nantasket Beach, Hull MA (July 2015)
5.) Old Silver Beach, North Falmouth MA (August 2015)
6.) Old Orchard Beach, Maine (September 2015)
7.) Crane’s Beach, Ipswich MA (September 2015)
8.) Horseneck Beach, Westport MA (August 2015)
9.) Wingaersheek Beach, West Gloucester MA (August 2015)
10.) Ogunquit Beach, Maine (September 2015)
11.) Coast Guard Beach, Eastham MA (April 2015)
12.) South Beach, Martha’s Vineyard MA (August 2016)
13.) Plum Island Beach, Newburyport MA (September 2015)
14.) York Beach, Maine (September 2015)
15.) Seabrook Beach, NH (July 2015)
16.) Nauset Beach, Orleans, MA (April 2015)
17) Scusset Beach State Reservation, Sagamore MA (April 2015)
18.) Wells Beach, Maine (September 2015)
19.) Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport Maine (September 2015)
20.) Race Point Beach, Provincetown MA (August 2015)


Photos by Rev. Lauren Lorincz.