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Old 11-09-2010, 07:08 AM
 
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And where are the best driving destinations??? We have lived all over the country but being landlocked here in the Midwest (12 hour drive to the nearest beach) really sucks.....I wouldn't mind driving 5-6 hours but 12??? Thanks for any input...Soon to be relocating..
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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from atlanta I would think that savannah and yeah know what you mean 12 hrs stinks . Im ready to move in 4 months to augusta and cannot wait to visit tybee island and myrtle beach south carolina and savannah . so ready to go now !!!! yeah also tired of being land locked .
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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The very closest would likely be Tybee Island (4.5 hrs), followed by Hilton Head and St Simons Islands (5 hrs). The Gulf Coast beaches will take about 5.5 hrs.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:50 AM
 
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Is Tybee Island nice???I know it is actually in GA but I've never heard of it...Hilton Head I've been to as well as Myrtle but not Simons Islands...
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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The water on our coast is brown, not blue...I would suggest going down to the gulf coast /florida...its worth it
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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The water on our coast is brown, not blue...I would suggest going down to the gulf coast /florida...its worth it
More of a silver-grey, actually, due to the various estuaries carrying silt out into the sea. I think the GA beaches are perfectly nice, with much less of a 'honky-tonk' vibe than some of the Panhandle beaches.
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Is Tybee Island nice???I know it is actually in GA but I've never heard of it...Hilton Head I've been to as well as Myrtle but not Simons Islands...
It's OK IMO...nothing to write home about. Some of the neighborhoods have a nice 'shabby-chic' feel to them...the commercial areas, just shabby.
St Simons feels more like Hilton Head than Tybee, but more low key.

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Old 11-09-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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Tybee Island Photos



What is your idea of a 'nice' beach?
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Smoke Rise
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You should check out Cumberland Island. I have camped there several times with my family. It is a protected national seashore, so no stores or restaurants on the island, just campsites, a very expensive inn, and a few houses that belong to long time residents who were grandfathered in. No cars either, except for the park service and a few residents. It is truly spectacular, if you're into nature. It's chock full of wildlife including wild horses. JFK jr. and Carolyn Bessette were married there.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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My idea of a nice beach is The Atlantic side of Florida. I enjoy the gulf but it is just to calm. I like Blue water and waves. Believe it or not, Myrtle Beach is pretty nice if you stay in the right place. Hilton is nice as well as The Outer Banks...I have been to Naples, Marco Island and many California Beaches and the Caribbean but I'm just looking for a drive to the ocean nice or not it's gotta be better than being landlocked in St. Louis. I grew up on Long Island being surrounded by the ocean in the Hamptons and Montauk and all over the island so this is just too far....Thanks for the repsonses
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