As we could all use more outdoor activities these days, the US coastlines offer up ocean views, sandy beaches, and plenty of sunshine. Private jet travelers enjoy flying to these coastal US destinations for their summer vacations. Our Private Jets team will happily make your summer travel arrangements to the nearest airports at any destination of your choice.
Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket | Massachusetts
With Memorial Day starting off the peak season, visitors truly appreciate the Atlantic waters from the coast of Massachusetts. Iconic lighthouses, sandy beaches, boats and seafood restaurants sum up this locale quite well. Plan for quality beachtime or oceantime. Cape Cod has plenty for the whole family to do, including visiting museums or exploring the village shoppes and restaurants. Provincetown sits at the northern tip of Cape Cod, and is a favorite destination for whale watching seasons. Only about 4 miles from the mainland, Martha's Vineyard is comprised of three accessible towns - Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Vineyard Haven, and you can explore up-Island or down-Island all in a day. Further offshore, the crescent-shaped Nantucket, spanning about 14 miles, offers a more remote experience. Nantucket is a popular destination for private jetters, who often escape for golf, scenic walks to 'Sconset Bluff, recreational water sports and yachting.
Fun fact: Martha's Vineyard lent itself as a backdrop for a few famous scenes in the summer blockbuster movie Jaws.
Fly by private jet to the Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard via these airports:
- Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA)
- Provincetown Municipal Airport (PVC)
- Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK)
- Martha's Vineyard Airport (MVY)
- Boston's Logan Airport (BOS)
The East End | Long Island, New York
Also known as "The End", the eastern end of Long Island is the easternmost point of the US. The East End forks into the North and South shore. The North Fork, with the Long Island Sound as the backdrop, has quite a selection of wine vineyards to tour. The Hamptons on the South Fork, is widely known for prime real estate, with some of the world’s most extravagant beach homes. Summer holidays are tradition here, and Montauk is a favorite destination for Memorial Day and Labor Day celebrations. Travelers to the East End enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, outdoor summer activities and shopping in East Hampton Village on Main Street.
Fun Fact: The Shinnecock Hills Golf Course in Southampton, has been host to several US Opens. Bridgehampton hosts the Polo Hamptons competition, scheduled for July.
Fly by private jet to Long Island's East End via these airports:
- East Hampton Airport (HTO)
- Southampton Airport (FOK)
- Montauk Airport (MTK)
The Outer Banks | North Carolina
Off the coast of North Carolina are a string of barrier islands in the Atlantic that stretch down to southeastern Virginia. Having roots in history, dating to the early English settlements, most notably Roanoke Island, and the Wright Brothers first flight at Kill Devil Hills. This Outer Banks offers vast beachfronts attracting the summer crowd for boating, fishing, and exploring. Nags Head is all-around sand dunes with plenty of water sport activities such as kayaking, paddleboarding and sailing. Just south is Cape Hatteras Seashore, and may offer a romantic getaway for horseback riding to the lighthouse or surfing the waves in Rodanthe.
Fun Fact: Recently named as one of the best beach vacations by Forbes, the Netflix show by the same name 'The Outer Banks' is inspired by this geographic.
Fly by private jet to the Outer Banks via these airports:
- Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
- Billy Mitchell Airport (HNC)
- Pine Island Airport (DUF)
- Dare County Regional Airport (MQI)
The Emerald Coast | Florida
Dubbed the "Emerald Coast," the coastal area tucked neatly in Florida’s Panhandle, between Pensacola and Panama City, is alluring for travelers who want to experience the best of the Gulf Coast beaches. Recently named one of the best family beaches in the U.S. by Conde Nast, Destin remains a popular private jet destination throughout year, summer or autumn. From Destin, Okaloosa Island’s Boardwalk leads the way to Fort Walton Beach, where visitors can dine at restaurants, go fishing, or enjoy serene views. Seaside offers elegance and is easily one of the most refined beach towns that exist. Rosemary Beach is picturesque, with waterfront homes accessing the the clear quartz shores. In addition to beach activities or yachting, catch up on your swing at pro golf courses. Don't just stop there - you can always charter a jet to take you further south... Sightsee St. Petersburg, Captiva, Sanibel Island, Naples and many more beautiful beach areas along Florida's Gulf coastline.
Fun fact: Rosemary Beach and Seaside, FL are famously recognized from the 2018 film 'The Truman Show' starring Jim Carrey.
Fly by private jet to the Emerald Coast via these airports:
- Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
- Destin Executive Airport (DTS)
- Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)
The Sonoma Coast | California
Named after Sonoma County, this section of the California spans 55 miles. This coastal area overlooks the Pacific and provides perfect access to a range of adventure possibilities. Beyond the numerous beaches, from Salmon Creek Beach to Goat Rock Beach, down to Bodega Head, where you can whale watch throughout the year from Ocean Overlook. You may be fortunate enough to see whale migrations from Alaska to Baja California. Sonoma County is synonymous with parks, with over fifty! From Bodega Bay, campers might enjoy spending the night at Doran Regional State Park. The Coast Redwoods are a natural wander for hikers who get to explore the rainforest like environment at the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, due to re-open in 2021.
Fun fact: Sonoma County is home to world-famous and best-selling wineries, including Buena Vista, Kendall-Jackson, and Chateau St. Jean, as well as the Korbel Champagne Cellars.
Fly by private jet to the Sonoma Coast via the nearest airport:
- Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS)
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