3 Amazing Beach Towns You’ve Never Heard Of

April 22 2021

Looking to take your Tuesday and break free of the crowded beaches? We found 3 to add to your bucket list

Block Island, Rhode Island will transport you to a quieter time!

1. Block Island, Rhode Island

Just a short ferry ride away from Narragansett, Rhode Island or New London, Connecticut, you can enjoy beautiful Block Island. The island is home to many families with summer homes and weekend visitors. Since the island is only 7 miles long, biking is the main form of transportation. There are few cars on the island, making it fun and safe to get around on the road, too! Riders can enjoy the stunning scenery of the island with the numerous bike routes offered. If you’re planning a visit to the island, be sure to put the Mohegan Bluffs Trail on your list to see some breathtaking views.

The Clatsop Trail in Cannon Beach, Oregon has beautiful sightings of the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Gregory Berg Enso Photography

2. Cannon Beach, Oregon

Located about an hour and a half away from Portland, you can find the unique Cannon Beach. Well known to tourists for Haystack Rock, a 235-foot sea stack that juts out along the Pacific Coast, it is also a great place for bikers. FatBiking is popular in Cannon, due to the hard-packed sand on the beach - you can’t get any closer to a ride on the beach! For those that want to mountain bike, you can visit Klootchy Creek located just 5 miles from Cannon. With over 8 miles of trail, bikers of all levels and experience can enjoy the beautiful views of the coastline and mountains.

: Enjoy a quiet evening at Wrightsville Beach. Photo courtesy of Wilmington and Beaches CVB

3. Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

On the coast of North Carolina, you will find the gorgeous Wrightsville Beach. A quieter and more residential beach town than some of the OBX beaches, you can find many cyclists on their morning rides along the water. Wrightsville is located just 10 miles from the historic town of Wilmington and between the two cities there are nearly 40 miles worth of bike trails to discover. If an 11 mile on-and-off road route sounds good to you, then be sure to check out River to Sea bike route which sees the historic beach trolly line that goes from Wilmington to Wrightsville.