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Old 02-02-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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I am looking for a nice beach close to New Orleans to goto when my wife and I move there.... I know Destin, Florida is only about 3 Hours and 45 mins away, but I'm wondering if there are any even closer.
Any ideas?
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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Gulf Shores,AL is probably the closest "nice" beach. Gulf Shores Alabama - Orange Beach - Alabama Gulf Coast Vacations
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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The gulf side of Ship Island off of Mississippi's gulf coast isn't that bad. I'm not sure where they are on repairs since Katrina. The last time I went was a few months before. It's accessible by ferry from Gulfport, or by private boat.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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I used to enjoy Biloxi as a child but I'm unsure whether that's an option now post Katrina.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:09 AM
 
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I used to enjoy Biloxi as a child but I'm unsure whether that's an option now post Katrina.
He specifically asked about nice beaches.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Mississippi Gulf Coast wasn't bad before Katrina, but Gulf Shores is worth the extra hour in the car.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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I guess it's kind of a national passtime to dump on Mississippi. The beaches are not that bad. I've been there a number of times.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
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I guess it's kind of a national passtime to dump on Mississippi. The beaches are not that bad. I've been there a number of times.
The Mississippi beaches are not terrible and they also have gambling if that is your thing. But I would agree that the beaches in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Alabama are much nicer. Gulf Shores is the older town and the condos are generally older but cheaper. Orange Beach has newer condos but also more expensive. If you want more secluded beach access, Fort Morgan west of Gulf Shores has few high rises and not as much development. If you go further into Florida Pensacola Beach is decent. Destin/Ft. Walton is very nice but now you are talking about a pretty good drive.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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We went to Biloxi Beach but it was right after the BP oil spill, and the water looked brown and not appealing at all. It might be better by now.

I went to Pensacola Beach briefly in December and it looked beautiful. But it was cold that day so I didn't stick around!
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Mid-City, New Orleans, LA
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The water at Biloxi's beaches has always been brown. That is unless you ride out to ship island.

Gulf Shores and Pensacola are your best bet. MUCH nicer sand and water.
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