Each year communities across the country vie for the prize of “Best Harbor”! ┬áThe winning harbor, and top 3 runners up, receive plaques to commemorate their achievement. US Harbors also throws a celebratory event in honor of community crowned grand winner.

2020 “Best Harbor” Winners

Best Harbor in the U.S. 2020 — Depoe Bay, Oregon

Depoe Bay, Oregon - Photo courtesy of Out West Photography 2020 Runners-Up:

  1. Oneset, MA
  2. Padanaram, MA
  3. Boothbay, ME
  4. Cuttyhunk, MA
  5. Oriental, NC

2019 “Best Harbor” Winners

Best Harbor in the U.S. 2019 — Padanaram / South Dartmouth, MA

Best Harbor in the US 2019

2019 Runners-Up:

  1. Florence, OR
  2. Lubec, ME
  3. Rockland, ME
  4. Oyster Bay, NY
  5. Sausalito, CA