Some of the best beaches located on the East Coast include Cape May, NJ, Southampton, NY, Myrtle Beach, SC and Nantucket, MA, according to the Travel Channel. Other beaches considered among the best in this region are Duck, NC, Hyannis, MA and East Hampton, NY. These beaches are all located along the Atlantic Ocean.
While all the beaches are found along the Atlantic, each has characteristics which make it unique. For example, Myrtle Beach is the largest resort at South Carolina's Grand Strand, while Duck is a rental community in North Carolina's Outer Banks barrier islands. The beaches of Southampton are located near a town known for its upscale shops and restaurants, while Nantucket's beaches are located on an island at the site of a former whaling community.