Who doesn't love an ocean? Okay, there may be some, and there are some who love the ocean, but refuse to step foot into the water. Don't count me on either of those lists.

My first experience laying eyes on an ocean was in the early 80s. I think I was close to 30 years old before I had ever seen an ocean in person. The first time was at Ocean City, Maryland, to see the Atlantic Ocean. I was so excited, and made it an annual trip for many years after.

Spending vacations at the ocean ended a few years after I bought my first camper. I towed my first camper to a oceanside park once. It became too much of a hassle with my ever growing size of travel trailers, so I chose to spend my vacations and most weekends as a seasonal resident at local campgrounds.

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I haven't been back to spend time on the shores of any ocean in at least 15 years or so. I do miss it. There are several cities along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean that I'd love to visit, but for whatever reason, have never been to. Maybe when I retire, I can take some time away from the camper and get back to the Atlantic Ocean.

Here are five Atlantic Ocean oceanside cities I hope to cross off my bucket list sometime in the near future.

Beach Towns On My Bucket List To Visit

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.



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