Haleiwa named 8th ‘Happiest Seaside Town’ in America

Haleiwa (File photo)
Haleiwa (File photo)

The votes are in and Coastal Living magazine has named Haleiwa the eighth happiest seaside town in America.

In the publication’s third annual ranking of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns, readers were invited to vote for their favorites online. The winning town, Chincoteague, Va., is featured in the cover story of the magazine’s July/August issue.

Editors say finalists were chosen based on past profiles, reader nominations, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, and other factors like sunny days, commute times, walkability and crime ratings.

Coastal Living announced “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” 2014 as ranked by consumers:

  1. Chincoteague, VA
  2. Captiva Island, FL
  3. Saugatuck, MI
  4. St. Augustine, FL
  5. Provincetown, MA
  6. St. Simons Island, GA
  7. Watch Hill, RI
  8. Haleiwa, HI
  9. Scarborough, ME
  10. Bolinas, CA
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