5 Top Destinations for Long-Weekend Oceanfront Escapes From the East Coast

5 Top Destinations for Long-Weekend Oceanfront Escapes From the East Coast

Summer travel is at its peak, but there’s no need to jet off to far flung destinations to find an Instagram-worthy vacay this summer. For East Coast travelers seeking a long-weekend seaside escape, we’ve rounded up five oceanfront resorts that are easily accessible from the East Coast, offer stunning backdrops and luxurious amenities for the ultimate beachy summer getaway.

The Hamptons, New York

A short 3-hour ride by Jitney or train, the Hamptons provide the quintessential summer escape from the bustling city. Those looking to explore the area and experience all corners of the Hamptons this summer should look no further than EHP Resort & Marina and The Inn Spot

  • EHP Resort & Marina East Hampton: (pictured) Just outside of the quaint town of East Hampton, EHP Resort & Marina is a newly renovated waterfront property where guests can retreat to standalone cottages or sumptuous suite accommodations with luxe and modern furnishings, enjoy an on-site tennis court, relax by the quiet resort pool, cruise around the water in the resort’s sleek yacht charters, and more. With world-class culinary destinations, guests and locals alike can greet the day with pastries and coffee from Italian-style bakery Buongiorno, enjoy a vibrant brunch or sunset dinner at buzzy open-air restaurant Sí Sí, or revel in a casually elevated atmosphere reminiscent of sun-soaked Mediterranean shores at new restaurant Sunset Harbor—all of which overlooking the glassy waters of Three Mile Harbor.
  • The Inn Spot Hampton Bays: The newly renovated Inn Spot debuts as a first-of-its-kind destination in Hampton Bays thanks to its elevated, surf-inspired bungalows and its brand-new Latin American inspired, open-air eatery, Crash Cantina. The Inn Spot’s waterfront bungalows have been completely reimagined to evoke the laid-back spirit of coastal destinations like Santa Teresa or Puerto Escondido through textural décor elements, outdoor patios overlooking Shinnecock Bay, separate living areas with kitchenettes, Brooklinen bedding, and luxe finishings throughout. Central to all the action on property, new restaurant Crash Cantina provides a unique gastronomic experience unlike any other in Hampton Bays thanks to its menu of non-traditional Latin American dishes and housemade margaritas, which can be enjoyed in the eclectic indoor dining room or the expansive outdoor patio overlooking Shinnecock Bay.

The Lodge & Club | Ponte Vedra, Florida

Situated on Ponte Vedra Beach, The Lodge & Club is a luxury oasis framed by palms and rolling dunes. With old world grandeur and architectural character inspired by the Mediterranean, the resort is a perfect backdrop for a relaxing weekend by the beach. Each of the 66 well-appointed rooms and suites provides breathtaking beach and ocean views. World-class epicurean experiences can be found at any of the four on-site food and beverage destinations. Resort amenities abound at The Lodge & Club thanks to a heated adults-only oceanfront pool and jacuzzi, a kid-friendly pool with a mini splash park, and beach rentals including kayaks, paddleboards, beach bicycle cruisers and more. Guests can also enjoy reciprocal access to amenities at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, including golf, tennis, spa facilities, access to the kid-friendly pool and splash park, and more. This August, travelers seeking a weekend getaway should look no further than the resort’s Stay and Play package, offering a two-night minimum stay and a $50 resort credit per night that can be redeemed for any resort experiences.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa | Palm Beach, Florida

The Forbes Five-Star Palm Beach resort is an idyllic destination for an oceanfront escape thanks to its spacious accommodations each with private balconies and ocean views, and the property’s endless amenities including the award-winning Eau Spa, three tennis courts, two pools, complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas, complimentary bicycle rentals, and no resort fees. Following a significant property-wide renovation, Eau Palm Beach recently debuted a newly reimagined Kids & Teens’ Club with interactive technology and new programming, alongside a variety of new culinary outlets, including new signature Italian restaurant, Polpo; spa terrace and café, Savor; ice cream parlor, Melt; coffee shop, Oceana; and the Tranquility pool bar. What to book this summer? Families seeking a fun-filled getaway should look no further than the new Eau-mazing Family Summer Fun Package complete with a $50 travel credit per stay, complimentary valet parking for one vehicle, champagne upon arrival, breakfast for two and complimentary dining for children (ages 3 and younger), complimentary access to the new Loggers Kids’ Club + Hide Away Teens’ Club, waived pet fees + ample pet-friendly amenities, complimentary water sports and bicycle rentals, unlimited tennis access, and so much more!

Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection | Anguilla, BWI

Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection is inviting younger guests to revel in the magical island of Anguilla, leaving parents to spend their days enjoying the romance of the resort, from vibrant island cuisine to wellness journeys and Caribbean seaside adventures. The resort is hosting an exclusive experience with minnow from June 29 to July 6, 2022. The contemporary children's swimwear and resort brand will have a poolside pop-up shop at the resort, complete with a tropical popsicle cart and elevated swimwear for the entire family. Shop their specially curated assortment, including an exclusive minnow x Malliouhana rashguard, the perfect keepsake to commemorate the trip. Over the course of the week, children will also embark on an array of activities with their very own minnow adventure kit, from specially curated scavenger hunts to a family yoga class at the property’s remarkable Malliouhana Bluff.

La Concha Resort | San Juan, Puerto Rico

With a prime oceanfront location in the heart of San Juan’s elevated Condado Beach district, travelers can have fun under the Caribbean sun at San Juan’s quintessential beach lifestyle destination La Concha Resort. With social indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars, an expansive centrally-located pool area where guests can see and be seen and enjoy poolside DJs, a vibrant Sereno Beach Bar, nightlife and entertainment offerings at Casino del Mar, and unique wellness offerings, La Concha Resort has something for every type of traveler’s desires. By booking the newest Summertime Bliss Package, guests at La Concha Resort will receive daily breakfast for two at The Loft Beachfront, a $50 F&B credit and a poolside pitcher of sangria.

Image credit: EHP Resort & Marina