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Old 09-16-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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My family and I will be traveling from Orlando back to Atlanta next week and we want to stop at a beach for the day. What beaches would we be near on our way back? Hoping to drive two to four hours in the direction of Atlanta before stopping.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Kissimmee, Fl/Guntersville, AL Soon
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We have a house in Guntersville, Al and have to go thru Atlanta to cut over to I85. We usually take the Florida Turnpike to I75 and go right to Atlanta but if you want to go to a beach I recommend you take I-4 to Daytona Beach and get on I-95 and go up 95 to Ormond Beach (Route 40), get off there and head east on Route 40, it turns into Granada Ave. and you will go over the Intercoastal Waterway and literally right onto the beach which you can pay a toll and drive right down on. Another option would be instead of going onto the beach there, go north on A1A and head up to Flagler and even to St. Augustine Beach, it is a pretty drive along the beach with nothing built on that side once you get about 5 miles north on A1A. Then you can find a bridge to cross back over in either Flagler or St. Augustine and get back on I-95 and take it to I-10 in Jacksonville and take I-10 back to I-75 and you'll be set for a direct shot back to Atlanta.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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There are no beaches between Orlando and Atlanta. You take the turnpike to I-75 and keep driving north. Detouring to a beach is very out of the way. You might want to look at a map before you respond.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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You can catch I10 around Lake City and go to Jacksonville beach but that looks like at least an hour detour. I've never been to JB but I don't know if it's worth it.
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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go to new symrna beach, right outside orlando then hit the road to Atlanta. it's a great beach
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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go to new symrna beach, right outside orlando then hit the road to Atlanta. it's a great beach
That's a nice idea; the thing is the OP wants to be at least 2 hours up the road before they stop. I can't think of any beaches other than J'ville that fits that description. And that's still at least an hour out of the way.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:26 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses so far. Sounds like my best options are New Smyrna Beach or Jacksonville Beach. Any opinions on these two places. Hoping to visit a beach where I can show my kids that the ocean really is blue. :-)
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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go to new symrna beach, right outside orlando then hit the road to Atlanta. it's a great beach
Good idea!
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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There are no beaches between Orlando and Atlanta. You take the turnpike to I-75 and keep driving north. Detouring to a beach is very out of the way. You might want to look at a map before you respond.

Your the only one that knows geography. If you just picture the US and the two cities in your mind, people should know they're landlocked.

Are there any beaches when going from Albuquerque to Tuscon?
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