Don’t let Valentine’s Day be your only celebration of romance! Here are five seaside destinations guaranteed to liven the love in your relationship. And don’t forget to pack your Sea Stars as your walk along these exceptional shores!
1. Jamestown, Rhode Island
Tired of the crowds and social obligations of the Hamptons? Then this tiny town, accessible by ferry from Newport, is the perfect place for you and your love to spend a weekend. The coastal village is home to family-owned stores, galleries, and farms. It also boasts a state park with incredible sunset views, perfect for hiking, fishing, or just enjoying a picnic with your partner.
2. Bergen, Norway
Dazzling even off-season, Bergen is located on the west coast of Norway, surrounded by mountains and the Norwegian Sea. Take a fjord tour around the region and dip into the sea during the summer months—the water is cold but refreshing! Or walk around city center and admire the boats and picturesque architecture.
3. Nusa Dua, Bali
If you can stand the never-ending plane ride, a trip to Bali with your partner is a must. Nusa Dua has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, allowing you to have a relaxing vacation in a spot on the other side of the world. The area is particularly known for its resorts and boutiques, but if you’re looking for a more adventurous trip, you can hike up to the Mother Temple Besakih, the holiest Hindu temple.
4. Fishers Island, New York
Though this tiny town off the coast of Connecticut is pretty unaccommodating to day-trippers, it’s still possible to enjoy a remote and romantic day away on one of the island’s empty beaches. Though most get around by car, there are accessible bike trails—the whole island is only about eight miles long. Pack a picnic and a swimsuit and spend the day with your partner feeling superior that you’ve discovered this little known gem of a place, nestled between the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic.
5. Arch Cape, Oregon
Perfect for outdoorsy couples, this Pacific Northwest town offers plentiful surfing and hiking opportunities. Arch Cape is ideal for animal lovers, too—many of their beaches and hiking trails are dog-friendly and you can watch whales migrate from Cape Falcon. For a moment of pure romance, hike up to the hidden waterfall at the aptly named Hug Point State Recreation Site.