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These Are The Top 5 Best Beach Destinations In The U.S. For Digital Nomads

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Given the opportunity to live anywhere on Earth, most people would choose a warm, beachy place where they can work right from a comfy sunbed.

And that’s exactly what digital nomads are planning to do this summer, and since there are just too many gorgeous beach hubs in the U.S. to choose from, we went on a search to find the best of the best.

By looking at average nightly accommodation prices, we were able to identify the cheapest beach destinations in the country. 

Aerial view of Clearwater

Then, we scored each of them based on internet speed, coworking spaces, and overall safety to find which one would make the ultimate destination for digital nomads, and the results were surprising, to say the least.

So, if you, too, are looking for that next sunny spot to call “home,” make sure to stick around and explore some of the absolute best cities you can choose:

Virginia Beach

Aerial view of Virginia Beach

If you want someplace where you’ll get the vast, stunning coastline of cities like Miami or Los Angeles at a fraction of the price, Virginia Beach is the perfect choice for you.

Not only is rent in the city pretty affordable (think between $1000-$1500 for a one-bedroom), but this also happens to be one of the safest cities in all of North America, so those of you traveling alone don’t have to worry about making rent or sleeping with an eye open at night.

Beyond that, internet speed across the city averages well over 100 Mbps and there are plenty of coworking spaces you can use in your quest to become your most productive self – my top recommendations, though, would be 1701, Regus, and Percolator, though this last one’s in downtown Norfolk, a 20-minute drive away from Virginia Beach.

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach from above

A lot has been said about Myrtle Beach these last couple of weeks, so I’m going to keep it short and sweet – as far as value for money goes, you’ll struggle to find a better place.

Even compared to the other budget-friendly destinations that made it to today’s list, the prices here seem like a steal; you can expect a modern one-bedroom apartment in the city center to set you back roughly $1200 a month.

Though not the safest of the bunch – this is, after all, a bigger tourist hotspot – the main concern here would be petty crime, so as long as you do your due diligence and stay aware of your surroundings, you should be fine.

As far as coworking spaces go, Opus Virtual Offices, eMYRge, and Grand Strand Business Center would be my top picks.

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach

OK, so this one’s a bit more expensive than what we’ve seen thus far, but Huntington Beach still remains a cheaper, safer alternative than most other Californian hubs.

What’s more, here, you’ll find some of the highest-speed internet in the country – the city average is roughly 200 Mbps, and it’s safe to assume that in coworking spaces like Premier Workspaces and Pro Desk Space (a 30-minute drive away), that number goes even higher.


Aerial view of Clearwater, Florida

There’s no doubt that Florida is about to become one of North America’s hottest destinations this upcoming season (no pun intended).

But while popular beach cities like Miami are just too expensive for the average digital nomad, there’s one sunny gem that promises fare more reasonable prices – Clearwater.

The city, known for its safe and welcoming community and impressive entertainment scene, is also teeming with coworking spaces, of which Rising Tide Innovation Center, The Ring Workspaces, and Regus Clearwater might just be the best.

Santa Rosa Beach

Santa Rosa Beach

Moving on to a slightly pricier alternative, Santa Rosa Beach is a haven for digital nomads looking to sunbathe somewhere serene and picturesque this summer – and believe me when I tell you that the beach views alone are well worth the slightly higher price tag.

Here, you’ll also get to revel in the safety and charm of the area’s small-town vibe but don’t think for a second that amenities are small-town-like, too – great coworking spaces like 30A Flexspace are just around the corner.

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