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10 Secret Seaside Escapes

Secret Seaside Escapes
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With their simple pleasures, sleepy oceanside towns capture the no-frills essence of a classic beach vacation. What they lack in stoplights or strip malls they more than make up for in quiet kayaking channels and shores of ankle-deep shells. At these 10 lesser-known seaside escapes throughout the U.S. and Canada, you’ll see heaps of harbor seals, breathe in the aroma of a lavender farm, and taste famous fried clams between jaunts to the beach. When you’re here, it feels like summer really could last forever.

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