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30A Santa Rosa Beach Florida

This Picture-Perfect Beach Community Is Florida's Best-Kept Secret From east to west, the sixteen coastal towns of South Walton are Inlet Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Watersound, Seagrove, Seaside, WaterColor, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain, Santa Rosa Beach, Gulf Place, Dune Allen, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, and Seascape. The neighborhoods are connected by two highways, Country Road 30a (CR 30a), a scenic route that goes directly through several town centers (with the adjacent bike and pedestrian paths), and Highway 98, the faster, more direct way to get from point A to point B. Every town has something different to offer, But in general, th... Read more

Hilton Head SC

To make the best of Hilton Head, you're going to need to slow down. This 42-square-mile barrier island might often welcome a wealthier clientele, but you don't need to rush to keep up with the Joneses. (thanks to the world-class fairways) and young families (thanks to the clean beaches). So if you're looking for a crazy nightlife scene, this may not be the spot for you. This isn't to say there's no nightlife – it exists, but usually in the form of leisurely sunset dinners and live music on the waterfront. In short: If you've come to Hilton Head, you've come to relax. If you know anything about the island, you know that golfing, tennis and "spa-ing" are how it ... Read more

Destin, Florida

The city of Destin, Florida is unlike anywhere else in the world! Located on the Gulf of Mexico, this popular vacation spot is famous for its sugar white sand and emerald green water. To help you prepare for your getaway on the Florida Panhandle, a place you will fall in love with. Destin is the Most Visited City on the Emerald Coast The Emerald Coast is a stretch of coastal area along the Gulf of Mexico that runs for roughly 100 miles through five counties on the Florida Panhandle. 4.5 million people visit the Emerald Coast each year, and Destin is the most popular destination. Over 80 percent of all the vacationers on the Emerald Coast come to Destin during t... Read more

Avalon, NJ

Seven Mile Beach (Avalon Beach) Seven Mile Beach , also known as the Avalon Beach , is located between the two small towns of Stone Harbor and Avalon and offers water activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, surfing, and windsurfing. Situated at the northern end of the "7 Mile Island," Avalon extends eastward 1 mile farther into the ocean than its neighboring resorts and is often referred to as being "Cooler by a Mile". Water Activities Beach and water activities highlight the daytime pleasures of an Avalon vacation. This peaceful beachfront community is dotted with distinctive homes and beach cottages and hosts hundreds of brightly colored s... Read more

Lavallette Beach, NJ

  Lavallette Beach Featuring 2 white-sand beaches that are great for swimming and a mile-long boardwalk, Lavallette Beach is patrolled daily by trained lifeguards and operates on a badge system where guests need to purchase daily, weekly, or seasonal passes in advance. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed to walk on the beach itself, but if you are visiting Lavallette Beach with a canine friend, you can always take them for a walk on the boardwalk. Head out to the small town that features a yacht club, dozens of shops, and several great restaurants. It also hosts an annual truck fest in June. When it comes to parking, there are plenty of parking spots on the streets ... Read more

Belmar, NJ

Belmar Beach Belmar Beach measures  1.3 miles of coastline but is technically made up of several linked beaches. The best thing about Belmar Beach is definitely its list of amenities and facilities available for visitors. For instance, there is a cell phone charger on every block, water bottle filling stations can be found on the playground, and all of the beaches are cleaned every single morning.  Several beaches feature water activities like surfing, kayaking, and boarding. Besides all the cool beach activities and amenities, there is also the famous Belmar’s boardwalk which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy but was completely renovated in 2013.  ... Read more

Anna Maria Island, FL

About Anna Maria Island                                                                                    The quaint feel of Anna Maria Island makes it the perfect place to eat grouper sandwiches and kayak with dolphins. While you’re here visit Bean Point Beach, tucked away on the north end of the island — a cozy paradise with an Old Florida vibe. Then hop on over to Anna Maria Bayfront Park, which includes sweeping views of Tampa Bay and the iconic Sunshi... Read more

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Outer Banks   More than just beaches: North Carolina's Outer Banks can be a great place to unplug.   Many local residents spend part of their summer vacation at the Outer Banks, but you can really unplug during the holidays by heading south to enjoy the solitude and sea breezes during the off season as well. The Outer Banks — a 200-mile strip of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina — has more than just beaches. Explore American history and learn about the lost colony on Roanoke Island, England’s first settlement in the area. Visit the Wright Brothers Memorial, where Wilbur and Orville Wright spent years experimenting with flight.... Read more

Spring Lake, NJ

Spring Lake Beach   Situated just a few steps from Sea Girt, Spring Lake Beach is a 2-mile long pristine beach that features one of the longest boardwalks in the state of New Jersey. The good news is that parking is free, but make sure to arrive early as the number of parking spots is limited. The bad news is entrance to the beach costs $8! In the afternoon, check out one of the most sophisticated towns in the region, Spring Lake. This quaint town was a popular vacation spot for New York’s wealthiest people back in the 19th century. Today, Spring Lake is filled with great restaurants, ice cream parlors, and local candy shops. Keep in mind that bringing food, ... Read more

Point Pleasant, NJ

Point Pleasant                                                                                     Point Pleasant is known for its crystal clear waters and numerous attractions including the nearby Jenkinson’s Aquarium and Jenkinson’s Boardwalk where you will find arcade games, ice cream shops, and food stalls. The beach itself offers plenty of activities too such as swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. It may come as a surprise that the beach is lined with tr... Read more

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