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Coming Thursday: New England’s Best Beach Towns 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

 

What is New England's Best Beach Town?

Will the long stretches of lands-end beaches and high-energy summer scene place Provincetown, MA, in the Top 10?

Thursday, August 9, GoLocal unveils its first comprehensive head-to-head comparison and ranking of New England's beach towns. This brand-new analysis utilized thousands of data points to assess and compare towns in every state (with a coastline) in the region.

From the Connecticut shoreline to Down East Maine, from Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket to Block Island, from Cape Ann to Cape Cod, where are the very best spots to play hookey on a summer weekday, spend a sun-drenched weekend, or just drop it all and move to paradise?

How will Block Island's old harbor charms of new Shoreham fare against contenders from up and down New England's coastline?

Inspired by similar ratings of America's cities and towns from media outlets such as US News & World Report, Forbes, and Business Week, Coastal Living, and Yankee, GoLocal's evaluation took a brand new approach to assessing what makes a beach town great. A list of 33 finalists were assessed in 5 general areas: Environment, Walkability, Food & Drink, Lodging, and Beach Amenities. With metrics ranging from air and water quality, percent of sunny days, numbers of restaurants, bars, and ice cream parlors, hotel and B&B rooms, walkability ranking and a survey of 24 beach amenities from parasailing to nature trails, GoLocal's researchers culled national databases and spoke to hundreds of tourism professionals, chamber of commerce members, real estate agents, parks and recreation officials, as well as other locals to tabulate the many numbers that figured into the analysis.

Who comes out on top? Tune in tomorrow. Don't forget your sunscreen.

 

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