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View Poll Results: Which coast do you like?
NC coast 16 34.78%
SC coast 17 36.96%
GA coast 13 28.26%
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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Which coast do you think is better or which do you prefer? Take into accounts things like scenery, history, quality of beaches, things to see and do, accessibility, cities, etc.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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North Carolina. Amazing history (Lost Colony, Wright Bros, Lighthouses, Blackbeard, Wilmington, Ft. Fisher, Beaufort, etc.) and beautiful beaches. Many beaches, mainly on the Outer Banks, are still very remote. It almost feels like you have the whole beach to yourself, and I love that. The hardcore/rough waves along the Outer Banks are super fun, too. South Carolina is a little too built up and commecialized, just look at the Grand Strand. Even the beaches around Charleston feel so populated compared to North Carolina, Isle of Palms is a perfect example. Also, SC tends to attract more retirees to places like Hilton Head. When I visit the beach, I want nature. I don't want to be within driving distance of places like Tanger Outlets or Broadway at the Beach. Don't get me wrong, though. Plenty of cool spots along the SC coast, Pawleys Island comes to mind. The Georgia coast reminds me of the Lowcountry and is less populated, so I don't have a problem with it. However, going with NC overall.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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South Carolina, easily. You've got the Grand Strand, which is more commercialized and "tackier" to some extent, but then Hilton Head and the barrier islands, which are more intimate, exclusive and lovely. Charleston also demolishes anywhere on the NC Coast (and in NC generally) in terms of charm and history.

Personally, I think the Outer Banks is nice, but a tad too boring for my taste. You can get a similar type of relaxed feel at Kiawah Island while not being that far away from the Charleston peninsula.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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I think the SC coast has the best variety in terms of coastal scenes. I've not been to the Outer Banks, but I think its relative inaccessibility compared to other coastal locales works against it somewhat.
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:40 AM
 
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SC has a good mix of marshy coastline and long, easily accessible sandy beaches. I agree with you on the OBX Mutiny. They just seem more remote than the SC and Geogia coasts which have I-95 within a relatively short drive.
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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THE Cloister is the only 5 star resort on the GA coast. SC and NC have none. GA coast is unbelievable with the pristine islands that man has never touched. Love the Outer Banks in NC, Myrtle Beach, SC should be wiped off the map, it's gross.


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Old 03-01-2015, 10:48 AM
 
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THE Cloister is the only 5 star resort on the GA coast. SC and NC have none.
SC has one: Awards and Accolades for The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Clifton, NJ
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I love all three, but I went with NC. But really, you can't go wrong with any of these.
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:52 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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SC by far
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:23 PM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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NC for me!
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