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The first volume in the bestselling One Hundred & One series devoted to the United States, this book is a unique photographic tour of the most charming towns along the American littoral, from ancient New England fishing towns and the wide strands of Floridas beach towns to the rugged West Coast. Stephen Brewers inviting text not only draws attention to aesthetic, natural, and architectural points of interest in every region, but also brings to life the special history of each place, from William Randolph Hearsts castle on Californias central coast to Newports grand nineteenth-century cottages. Every stretch of the U.S. coast is includedMaines bracing fishing coves, Louisiana bayous, and undiscovered gems like Californias Eureka, a charming Victorian town just beyond the Lost Coast in the states far north. An appendix provides details about hotels, restaurants, shops, and nearby points of interest for each town. This tour of the hidden treasures and charming sights of Americas seaside is perfect inspiration for the armchair traveler or anyone considering a vacation closer to home.