Coastal areas are highly desired by homeowners because of their beach-front property which is usually considered very valuable. Many people enjoy living by the ocean and that is why seaside towns are hotspots during the summer. Some places like Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, make most of their town income from the summer season alone!
Although seaside towns flourish in the summer, they usually also have some all-year-round residents. Even mansions in Malibu and Long Island are situated in spots overlooking the water since such locations are usually associated with prestige. Life by the ocean provides people with the opportunity to experience the beauty of the ocean and its waves and its sand all year long—even during the freezing winters (anyone who lives near an ocean in the Northeast knows how beautiful the seaside looks after a snowfall).
The United States has several states that are located along the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and these locations are iconic of America. When children learn about U.S. History and Geography they will undoubtedly understand the role that trading ports played in the formation of the United States and why so many sea-boarding states remain tourist destinations until this day.
Below is a list of five coastal states with the United States of America.