Fall in Love with These Iconic New England Seaside Towns

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Fall in Love with These Iconic New England Seaside Towns

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New England seaside towns and the East Coast is the area where it all started – the colonies that were to become America. All last week I experienced the New England seaside and boating culture – from yachts to sailboats, to fishing vessels, small ships, and giant mansions.

I grew up in the Midwest so life on the water, docks, and harbors is foreign to me. Spending the last week on the water and getting to be a part of the New England seaside culture was a bucket list item for sure.  It was full of lobster bakes, thick accents, cobble-stone streets, and patriotism.

The experience reminded me that its fun to explore your own home country – we are lucky to have so many different cultures in the US!

As we celebrate July 4th and the founding of America this weekend (and my mother’s 80th birthday), I’m celebrating the beginning and heart of America, where our Founding Father’s first landed their ships and started their lives in this new country. The area has evolved into thriving and beautiful seaside and island communities – see for yourself!

Picturesque New England Seaside Towns

new England shipping boatsNew Bedford Fishin
In New Bedford fishing boats go out to fish scallops for 10 to 16 days at a time.
Nantucket Lighthouse New England
Arriving in Natucket the Lighthouse greets us as we enter the harbor
Block Island Stone Walls
Dry Stone Walls dot the landscape of New England towns like this one in Block Island
New England seaside towns
Rocking chairs on a porch in Oak Bluffs Martha’s Vineyard
Nantucket Lighthouse new england
Nantucket Lighthouse
New England 4th of July parade
Bristol prepares it’s street for the 4th of July Parade, the oldest 4th of July parade in the country!
seaside town and homes
White picket fence living on Martha’s Vineyard
Lighthouse marthas vineyard new england
Martha’s Vineyard lighthouse
Riptide oysters new england seafood
A large plate of Riptide Oysters grown in a farm near New Bedford
Martha's Vineyard victorian homes by the sea
Victorian Home in Martha’s Vineyard
Block Island Lighthouse New England
Block Island Lighthouse
Nantucket New England
Nantucket cottage on the water

How to Get to New England

Blount Ship Bow ramp
Explore all day on the islands and walk back aboard the ship!

To get to this many island and seaside towns in 6 days – I traveled by Blount Small Ship Adventures! They are a local Rhode Island family company who knows the area well because it’s their home. It was super to not have to worry about getting hotels at each of these towns as our room was always with us!


I was a guest of Blount Small Ship Adventures during this New England trip, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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