Aren’t beach vacations great? I love discovering a new little ‘mom and pop\” seafood spot. I crave a deep tan because, let’s face it, people look better with some color. And spending the afternoon on my beach towel with a great read is extremely enjoyable. But one part of my getaway tops the list every single time: A walk on the beach.
Honestly, the stroll has healing powers for me. After weeks and weeks of jam-packed schedules and an endless to-do list, I plan this activity first. Is it the exertion of energy that recharges my physical being? What about the numerous health benefits of the sun and surf? And the endurance and stamina being built while doing something that doesn’t feel like exercise? Maybe all these advantages combined?
There’s just something about a good summer read… Whether you are camped out on the beach or lying next to a kiddie pool in your own backyard, a book just feels like vacation. We think the best “beach books” have the power to transport you to idyllic coastal towns, enchanting islands, or even far away lands.
We’ve been busy trying to find the best books for summer, and we hope you like our list, which includes a variety of genres and unique locations. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore new authors and discover some hidden gems along the way. We hope the characters in the books below become your friends as you are immersed in the wonderful stories.