( CNN) Drowsy port townships aren’t trying to make it big. They’re content to sit quietly idle without the multitudes of trend-seekers in search of a place to deem the next hot spot. That’s why we like them.

At these under-wraps locales, you’ll find fewer tourists, eateries that are understated( though the grub is anything but) and that ever-photogenic lighthouse to lure likes on your Instagram feed.

Whether west or east, peace, quiet and home-style hospitality converge at these seaport hideaways.