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#3691994 - 06/16/14 06:39 AM Re: Beach trip for late honeymoon [Re: Coker]
trealtree
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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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