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3 Awesome Beach Vacation Spots In The Southeast

You don't have to head off to Hawaii or Punta Cana in order to have an awesome beach vacation. If you live in the Southeastern United States or have always wanted to visit the South, then you have some really amazing beach spots to choose from. There is a variety of types of beach environments as well. You have quiet, relaxed spots, as well as lively beach spots with lots of activity. Below are 3 of the best beach vacation spots in the Southeast.

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

This is an ideal place if you're looking for quiet and relaxation. Kiawah is a private island located off the coast of South Carolina, close to Charleston. There is a beautiful, pristine beach that is calm and peaceful. The island is perhaps best known for its amazing golf courses. It has 5 championship caliber golf courses. You can play golf while overlooking the ocean.

This is a small community when compared to some of the larger Southeastern beach towns, so if you want a quiet, stress-free vacation with lots of golfing, then this is a place to consider.

Jekyll Island, Georgia

Jekyll Island is located off the coast of Georgia. It is a nature lover's paradise. There are large, sandy beaches for laying out, as well as cool sand dunes and hiking trails along the oceanside. The island also has marshes that house a variety of birds and other wildlife. You can take a tour of the marshes in a guided kayak trip. You can also fish off of the giant pier, as well as go out ocean kayaking or paddle boarding. There are also boats that will take tourists out to watch dolphins. If you love exploring nature, then Jekyll Island is a cool vacation spot.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

If you like the idea of a big, fun beach with lots of stuff to do, then Myrtle Beach is the perfect choice. The beach is huge and clean, and there is always room to lay out, even in the middle of the summer. There is a gigantic boardwalk with lots of fun shops. There are amusement parks, lots of live music, and great restaurants. You can rent jet skis or go parasailing over the ocean. If you're visiting in the beginning of June, you can catch the Carolina Country Music Fest. Staying at a hotel like Marina Inn at Grande Dunes gives you a great location from which to access these activities.

Another great thing about Myrtle Beach is that it has two huge, beautiful state parks right nearby. They have cool hiking trails that overlook the ocean and lots of spots to bird watch. At Myrtle Beach State Park, you can even go on horseback rides in the sand dunes.