2 New England beaches are among the best in the country, according to TripAdvisor

Winter scenes at Race Point on the National Seashore. Provincetown in the winter ** SLUG: 15ptown 2 CREDIT: Bill Regan for The Boston Globe ONLINE CAPTION: Race Point catches wild ocean winds, even in summer. In winter, opalescent light transforms the peninsula's dunes and flats of stunted pine into a golden-pink mirage, and on the beach, a biting gale sweeps down the vast, nearly deserted corridor of sand. 14tankaway / OUTTAKe 1123
Winter scenes at Race Point on the National Seashore. –Bill Regan for The Boston Globe

Need two more reasons to look forward to summer? Ogunquit Beach in Ogunquit, Maine, and Race Point Beach in Provincetown recently nabbed spots on TripAdvisor’s 2017 Traveler’s Choice list of the 25 best beaches in the United States.

The travel site used both the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings posted between November 2015 and November 2016, plus a proprietary algorithm, to determine award-worthy beaches around the world.

Ogunquit Beach in Maine. —TripAdvisor.com

Spot No. 14 on the list of top 25 U.S. beaches went to Ogunquit Beach. According to TripAdvisor reviews, its beachgoers are big fans of the wide, clean space and enjoy that gift shops and eateries are within walking distance of the waterfront. TripAdvisor says the best time to visit Ogunquit Beach is between June and September.


Provincetown’s Race Point Beach was awarded spot No. 23. TripAdvisor users commented on the whale-watching opportunities, soft sand, beauty of the dunes, and ample parking spaces. The travel site recommends heading down the Cape to this seashore spot between June and August.