A favorite magazine among many Hamptonites, Coastal Living has named Sag Harbor among 10 finalists for “America’s Happiest Seaside Town in 2013.”
The magazine is hosting the contest between 10 villages and hamlets on its website, and participants are permitted to vote hourly for their favorites every day through February 28. Sag Harbor is up against some stiff competition, including Beaufort, South Carolina, Harwich Port, Massachusetts, Kennebunkport, Maine, La Jolla, California, Newport, Rhode Island, Rowayton, Connecticut, Pa’ia Town in Maui Hawaii, Pescadero, California and Sanibel Island, Florida.
Describing its attributes, Coastal Living says the Village of Sag Harbor is a “former whaling town-turned artist and writer colony only two hours from New York City” that “has maintained its small-town feel (2,313 residents), thanks to a wealth of locally owned shops.”
Kudos to Sag Harbor for fighting for its strict zoning code and support of local businesses. Clearly they’ve done something right.
Do you think Sag Harbor is “America’s Happiest Seaside Town?” Tell us why or why not in the comments below.