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If you’re in the market for a beachside vacation, here are some of the South’s most popular beach towns to consider. From boardwalks to paddleboarding, the options are endless. Find your perfect beach vacation from some of these popular destinations, listed in alphabetical order.

Southern Beach Towns to Check Out

Amelia Island, FL

From beaches to greenways to a stunning downtown, there’s no shortage of beauty in Amelia Island, FL. See for yourself in this virtual tour of this charming Southern destination. Click HERE.

Southern Beach Town: Amelia Island

This stunning sunset is one of many things you’ll fall in love with at Amelia Island, Florida. Image: Deremer Studios

Coastal Mississippi

Coastal Mississippi, or “The Secret Coast,” is truly a hidden treasure. Take a virtual tour of its scenic coastline — and start planning your next getaway. Click HERE.

Southern Beach Town: Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Coastal Mississippi

Take a relaxing kayak ride at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Coastal Mississippi. Image: Bill Colgin

The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are home to the southernmost point in the United States as well as some of the most gorgeous sunsets you’ll ever see. Take a virtual vacation to this tropical paradise. Click HERE.

Southern Beach Town: Key West

Explore beaches, the arts, sea turtles and so much more in the Florida Keys. Image: Bob Krist / Florida Keys News Bureau

Florida’s Paradise Coast: Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City

Find out why Florida’s Paradise Coast is the ultimate getaway experience. Enjoy some of the amazing virtual experiences currently being offered — and then start planning for an in-person visit. Click HERE.

Southern Beach Town: Paradise Coast

Enjoy a virtual escape to this beautiful Florida region. Image: Florida’s Paradise Coast

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL

From sugar-white-sand beaches to endless fishing, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach on the coast of Alabama have plenty of family-friendly fun. Take a virtual vacation to this stunning Southern destination. Explore this beautiful region HERE.

Southern Beach Town: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Bring the family to Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL. Image: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Myrtle Beach, SC

It’s a classic Southern beach town. Take a virtual tour of Myrtle Beach, SC — and start planning for a future vacation! Click HERE.

Southern Beach Town: Myrtle Beach

Cruise along the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach. Image: Visit Myrtle Beach

Panama City Beach, FL

It’s a destination known for its sugar-white sand and beautiful Gulf waters. Explore the many facets of Panama City Beach, FL. Click HERE.

Southern Beach Town: Panama City Beach

Take a virtual vacation to Panama City Beach, FL. Image: Visit Panama City Beach

Pensacola, FL

With 50-plus miles of coastline, white-sand beaches and emerald-green water make up the views in Pensacola, FL. See for yourself in this virtual tour — and then start planning your next beach getaway. Click HERE.

Florida beach

From beaches to historic Fort Pickens and birding trails, there is no shortage of activities at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Image: Pensacola Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sarasota, FL

With breathtaking beach views, Sarasota, FL, continues to be a tropical destination for families year after year. Start planning your own getaway with this virtual tour. Click HERE.

Siesta Key in Sarasota, FL

The quartz-crystal sand at Siesta Beach is like walking on clouds. Image: Eddie Kirsch

South Walton, FL

It’s one of the most popular Southern beach destinations. Find out more about South Walton, and begin dreaming of your next beach escape! Click HERE.

Southern Beach Town: South Walton

There’s nothing quite like the sugar-white sandy beaches of South Walton! Image: Visit South Walton

Enjoy the beach!


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