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WEB EXCLUSIVE! 5 more beach havens

Courtesy Alabama Gulf Coast

1.) Alabama Gulf Coast, Ala.

Description: White sand and emerald water

Features: Golf courses, seaside restaurants, fishing charters, historic Fort Morgan, and bird watching


2.) Brunswick and Golden Isles, Ga.

Description: Mainland beach at Brunswick, as well as four barrier islands, called St.
Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island

Features: Golf courses, working shrimp boat cruises, dolphin cruises, kayak tours, fishing charters, museums and art galleries


3.) Ocean City, Maryland
Description: Ten miles of public beaches with white sand and deep blue water

Features: Famous boardwalk lines beach with restaurants, shopping and the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum


4.) Newport, Oregon
Description: Located on the central Oregon coast, favorite tourist destination since the 1860s and has a variety of beaches, including South Beach State Park’s wide sandy beaches, Cobble Beach’s rocky intertidal pools and Nye Beach’s shops and restaurants.

World famous Yaquina Bay oysters, the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Yaquina Head Lighthouse


5.) Daytona Beach, Fla.
Description: About 23 miles of sandy, white public beaches

Features: Handicap accessible beaches, Marine Science Center, shopping and plentiful recreational opportunities


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Group-friendly beaches: Shoes optional
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WEB EXCLUSIVE! 5 more beach havens