Best Beaches of the Southeast

The weather is finally heating up and it’s time to head to the beach. Whether you’re looking for a great spot for the whole family, or a relaxing getaway, we’ve got the four best beaches of the Southeast to help you find your new vacation destination.

Siesta Key, FL

Just south of Sarasota, Florida lies the soft white sand of Siesta Key beach. Its silky powder beaches are a touch of paradise between your toes. The waters of the Gulf are tranquil and calm, which makes it wonderfully kid-friendly. There are beachside picnic areas and playgrounds making Siesta Key a great family destination spot. Looking for something a little more romantic? Siesta Key’s cozy cottage rentals are perfect for a couple’s getaway. And don’t miss the sunsets! There’s nothing more intimate than watching a Florida sunset on Siesta Key with your toes in that delightfully soft sand.

South Beach, FL

If it’s non-stop nightlife, unique architecture, and eye candy you’re looking for, look no further. South Beach, located in the trendy art deco district of Miami Beach, has all of that and more. But while most think of it as a spot for late nights and star sightings, South Beach’s actual beach is quite expansive, with clean, beautifully clear water. Whether you want to salsa the night away to Latin beats, stroll along Ocean Drive, or relax your days away on the beach, South Beach is the “it” place to be.

Gulf Shores, AL

Nestled between Mississippi and Florida lies the hidden gem of Gulf Shores, Alabama. There are family amusements along its beautiful white sandy beach. This beach stretches six miles along the Gulf of Mexico, where the water in the summer months is nice and warm and perfect for a dip. It’s a place where you can laze the day away, or explore sea turtle nests and the abundant wildlife around you. The Gulf State Park Pier is a great place to do some fishing or take a ride on the Ferris wheel on the wharf – which is the tallest in the Southeast! Gulf Shores is sure to be one of your favorite summer vacation spots with the family.

Myrtle Beach, SC

Also known as the “Grand Strand” of beach along the South Carolina coast, Myrtle Beach is one of the premier golf, family, and beach vacation destinations of the US. It’s the most popular beach along the east coast – attracting 12 million visitors each year. And there’s so much to do beyond the usual boogie boarding, shelling, and sandcastle building. Myrtle Beach boasts over 100 golf courses nearby, a boardwalk right on the ocean with family-friendly attractions and shops to browse – a little something for every family member.

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