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Old 04-22-2009, 07:54 AM
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Hi! I'm new to this board. Due to the trying times our annual extended family beach trip has been cancelled this year so my husband and I are looking for a beach to fo to for about a week or so that's not too far of a drive from Atlanta and that will accomadate 1-3 couples....AND that's affordable. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:23 AM
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:24 AM
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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How about a cottage on St Simons Island? If you're sharing it with two other couples, it's a much better deal than renting hotel rooms.
Check out this website for Hodnett-Cooper. They handle my rental down there, and are very reputable.

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Old 04-22-2009, 10:24 AM
Location: a warmer place
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Santa Rosa Beach, FL on the gulf nice very affordable check VRBO.com. We stayed in Old Florida Villages a short stroll to the beach, very pretty some pools, golf carts, plam trees and very affordable. Lovely.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by btard View Post
Agreed. Keep your money in Georgia!
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:10 PM
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Destin and other parts of the panhandle like Santa Rosa blow everything else out of the water IMO.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:20 PM
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Everybody's degree of affordable is different-
Here's a list of the most common beach destinations for ATL;
Destin, San Destin, Rosemary, Watercolor, PCB, Mexico Beach, StG Island (FL gulf)
Fernindina Beach/ Amelia Island (FL atlantic)
Tybee Island (Savannah), Cumberland Island, Jeckyl [sp] Island (GA coast)
Hilton Head, Charleston, Myrtle Beach (SC coast)
Outer Banks (NC coast)
Gulf Shores, Orange Beach (AL)

I put Destin first for a reason-
several years ago the AJC had an article about vacation destinations for Southeast- something like 65-70% of those vacationers in Destin where from the ATL area.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:22 PM
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Destin and Panama City Beach for sure.
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:40 PM
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Second vote for "my island", St. George's Island.

Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce - St. George Island
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:26 AM
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I'm from Orange Beach so it gets my vote for best beach!
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