Southern Living's Best Winter Beach Towns

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When the winter blues start to hit, we long for carefree summer days spent relaxing at the beach. Luckily, living in the South lends itself to year-round coastal getaways thanks to our temperate climate. A winter beach getaway is a no-brainer simply because it’s less crowded and not as sweltering hot.  We think this might be the secret to your most relaxing beach vacation yet.

Our favorite Southern beach towns are those that hit the sweet spot of having a laidback atmosphere, gorgeous scenery, and a little beachy charm. These beach towns are tempting destinations not only in the summer vacation season, but during the winter as well.

So, grab that book you’ve been meaning to read and pack light—these beach towns are the best spots for your next winter getaway.

St. Simons Island

If you want of taste of old Southern tradition, head to St. Simons Island for ancient oaks and breezy marshes. This historic island is like taking a trip back in time. Book your stay at the King and Prince Resort for access to the quiet beach, and venture into town for quaint shops and no-fuss restaurants. (Try out Southern Soul Barbecue or a local favorite, Gnat’s Landing.) Drive the winding roads to visit beautiful Christ Church, Frederica, and its historic cemetery.

***The above is an exert from a Southern Living article that can be found in it's entirety here.

Breakaway to one of the 'Best Winter Beaches' while taking advantage of Winter rates

Here's your chance to enjoy our Winter Breakaway special! We have several different room types for you to choose from, beginning with our Standard Rooms starting $139. Looking for more room to spread out? We have spacious 2 and 3 bedroom villas and several Resort Residences available too. Call 800-342-0212 to reserve your Winter Breakaway special now.

Have a pup that travels with you? Be sure to ask about our dog friendly rooms too!

See our complete list of accommodation types here.

Southern Living's list of The Best Beach Towns to Visit This Winter:

1. St. Simons Island, Georgia
2. Hilton Head, South Carolina
3. Bald Head Island, North Carolina
4. Seaside, Florida
5. Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
6. Cape San Blas, Florida
7. South Padre Island, Texas
8. Folly Beach, South Carolina
9. Chincoteague, Virginia
10. Duck Key, Florida
11. Nags Head, North Carolina
12. Fairhope, Alabama

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