As a few scattered stars emerge over the Atlantic, we slip into the cool water for the day’s final swim after a long afternoon at the beach. We’re sun-tired and shaking the sand out of our paperback books. With just a few days to ourselves, we found a quiet escape on the edge of Cape Cod Bay, looking for solitude, sea breezes, and time to connect.
It’s a recipe for switching off day-to-day stress, like pressing pause on home, work, and life so I can tune back into my relationship. Since there are destination-worthy beaches in every New England state, you won’t need a plane ticket to find a dreamy stretch of shoreline—just grab a bathing suit and hit the road. And planning a trip to the water isn’t just for the sun-worshipping beach queens; there are endless ways to unwind on the New England shore, from New Hampshire tidepools to whale watching in Maine.
So next time the temperature spikes, just take those hot afternoons as a sultry reminder that keeping romance vibrant demands the occasional vacation. Plan an escape with these eight romantic getaways in New England.