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#3691801 - 06/15/14 05:40 PM Beach trip for late honeymoon
duckriver
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My wife and I will be married 10 years next year. We didn't really get a honeymoon. Got married on a Saturday. Spent the night at Montgomery Bell state park. Went back to work on Monday. 10 years and 3 kids later its time. What beach do y'all recommend for us to go to for a week. I don't like crowds. Looking for something nice and low key
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#3691811 - 06/15/14 05:54 PM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: duckriver]
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Anywhere Gulf Coast anytime after school starts. Once the kids are back in school, the crowds are gone.

We enjoyed Destin, since there are TONS of good restaurants.
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#3691812 - 06/15/14 05:56 PM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: TAFKAP]
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So August to may?
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#3691813 - 06/15/14 05:56 PM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: duckriver]
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gulf shores, al seacrest

puh leeze
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#3691860 - 06/15/14 08:04 PM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: beachguy]
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Another place to check is Ft. Morgan, AL. We just got back from there and stayed at the Beach Club condos through the VRBO site. At Ft. Morgan you are about 15 minutes away from any Gulf Shores, AL crowds, but still convenient to run in to the restaurants to eat. We usually do breakfast and lunch at the condo and run in for some seafood at dinner.

If you like seafood, our favorites this time were Desoto's in Gulf Shores, and TinTop in Bon Secour (sp?). The Original Oyster House was good as well.
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#3691899 - 06/15/14 09:12 PM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: scn]
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Which one do I recommend?

Punta Ala in Tuscany, hands down. Can't drive there, though.
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#3691906 - 06/15/14 09:21 PM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: BMan]
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I will second Ft Morgan, Beach Club Resort. We have been there the last couple summers and love it.
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#3691935 - 06/15/14 10:39 PM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: Gobblrgttr]
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Edisto Island, SC
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#3691974 - 06/16/14 05:33 AM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: muzzy76]
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If you go right after Labor Day (first weekend in September) there will be off-season rates and kids are back in school.
I go every year to Orange Beach AL the 2nd week of September and its still warm and VERY few people there.

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#3691990 - 06/16/14 06:21 AM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: BlackBelt]
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Hilton Head island, SC or Tybee Island or St. Simon Island. All of these are on the east coat around GA and SC border. All are low key and VERY relaxing
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#3691994 - 06/16/14 06:39 AM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: Coker]
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Flagler Beach, FL .. Very Low key, not crowded great surf fishing. I had the same requirements as you and this is where we picked for our honeymoon 8 years ago.
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#3691999 - 06/16/14 06:53 AM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: Coker]
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Thanks guys. I will check all of these out. We are going next year band I thought I might get a deal by booking it now. For those that have been to both which do you like more? Gulf or East Coast?
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#3692011 - 06/16/14 07:39 AM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: duckriver]
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East Coast no doubt. Since we started having children I like the Gulf because it's closer, but prior to that I like the Ocean. I like the historic towns along the Atlantic Coast.
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#3692145 - 06/16/14 10:45 AM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: duckriver]
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 Originally Posted By: duckriver
Thanks guys. I will check all of these out. We are going next year band I thought I might get a deal by booking it now. For those that have been to both which do you like more? Gulf or East Coast?


Close proximity: Gulf
Prettier beaches: Gulf
Chances of running into someone you know: Gulf (Destin is Tennessee-South)

Bigger Surf: Atlantic (unless you go to a shallow water beach near south Georgia...Savannah, Hilton Head, etc.)

The Atlantic areas seem to be more "Boardwalk style" beach areas, with long strips of gaudy stores, tattoo parlors, terrible restaurants, arcades, bars, and high rise hotels.

The gulf seems to be more "quaint", with all of the above scattered around larger towns. But they seem to be catching up. Traffic is garbage anywhere in the peak season.
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#3692155 - 06/16/14 10:53 AM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: TAFKAP]
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I found the Atlantic to be more "quaint" and always had good food. I remember a small restaurant on Ocracoke Island that had great food. I like the old towns on the Atlantic Coast, Savannah, Charleston, Beaufort, etc...

I've always stayed away from boardwalks.

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#3692159 - 06/16/14 10:58 AM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: TAFKAP]
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You ever been to OBX??
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#3692177 - 06/16/14 11:27 AM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: Kingston]
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I looked at Savannah Georgia website, it seems like a nice place but the gulf maybe in the lead
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#3692218 - 06/16/14 12:27 PM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: scn]
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 Originally Posted By: scn
Another place to check is Ft. Morgan, AL. We just got back from there and stayed at the Beach Club condos through the VRBO site. At Ft. Morgan you are about 15 minutes away from any Gulf Shores, AL crowds, but still convenient to run in to the restaurants to eat. We usually do breakfast and lunch at the condo and run in for some seafood at dinner.

If you like seafood, our favorites this time were Desoto's in Gulf Shores, and TinTop in Bon Secour (sp?). The Original Oyster House was good as well.


We go to the beach club at least once a year. Great place, and they have some great restaurants there without having to go back to town.
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#3692288 - 06/16/14 02:42 PM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: jb3]
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 Originally Posted By: jb3
I found the Atlantic to be more "quaint" and always had good food. I remember a small restaurant on Ocracoke Island that had great food. I like the old towns on the Atlantic Coast, Savannah, Charleston, Beaufort, etc...

I've always stayed away from boardwalks.


I guess they all have their quaint & quiet. VA Beach and Myrtle Beach were my two biggest points of reference.

But there's places like Oak Island, Fripp Island, and others that have little if any touristy attractions. I would expect the coastal areas of North & South Carolina to have incredible history. St. Augustine, Florida is pretty spectacular from what I hear.
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#3692314 - 06/16/14 03:21 PM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: TAFKAP]
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Been to Charleston the last 4 years. Not much history on Kiawah, but drive into Charleston and you can pick your history lesson. Same thing with Tybee Island. Not much on the island, but a 15 minute drive and your in Savannah. A lot more towns along the coast with plenty of history. Really liked Beufort, SC.
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