the Dominica Dive Fest . You can have a great time diving from the Cachacrou Peninsula , which is made by part of the lip of an extinct volcanic crater rising out of the water.
the Meringue Festival . If you love to dance, this is the time to do so. There's just something about beaches that lends itself to dancing, and this is the best time to dance with 100,000 of your new best friends.
Pawley's Island. Litchfield Beach gives you everything Myrtle Beach does, only without having all the crowds caused by being well known. Who needs the crowds when you've got a great beach to relax on?
the Highland Spring HIHO Race brings on more than a week of wind surfing and catamaran races, not to mention the accompanying race parties.
Sumfest in July, which brings some incredible reggae. Since this is the birthplace of reggae, every artist brings their A game.
Seven Mile Beach , where the water visibility stretches out to 200 feet and the weather is perfect. You'd think it'd be really hot, but the breezes keep the temperature moderate. The water here is the most amazing shade of electric blue, too.
The Quill , attend the local carnival's Burning of Prince Stupid , and dive through the local shipwrecks. There's nothing like a shipwreck to put some humility into you.
Hammonasset State Park is a two-mile long beach, which makes it the largest Connecticut has. Leave the cities behind, rent a great place right off the boardwalk and enjoy the incredible views you can't find many places in New England.
Torfino actually does an okay job. At 50 degrees, the water's a great way to cool off as the days get hot. The 12 miles of beach rimmed by pine trees and the distinctive mix of pine and salt water smells are a really special experience that most beaches just can't give you.