Each year communities across the country vie for the prize of “Best Harbor”!  The winning harbor, along with the regional winners, receive plaques to commemorate their achievement. US Harbors also throws a celebratory event in honor of community crowned grand winner.

2021 “Best Harbor” Winners

Best Harbor in the U.S. for 2021 — Charlevoix, Michigan 

2021 Regional Winners:

  1. PACIFIC: Depoe Bay, OR (2020’s “Best Harbor” Grand Winner)
  2. NORTHEAST: Padanaram, South Dartmouth, MA (2019’s “Best Harbor” Grand Winner)
  3. MID ATLANTIC: Oyster Bay, NY
  4. SOUTHEAST: Hilton Head, SC
  5. GULF COAST: Englewood/Lemon Bay, FL



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