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cbtullis
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since Apr 2004
4462 posts

Family beach trip other than Destin area?
Looking for something new down there.
Been to orange beach and Sandestin area many many times.
Possibly 30a?
What other areas down there would be worthy the look?
Looking for something on the beach with nice pools if possible
Thanks


StringedInstruments
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2013
10224 posts

re: Family beach trip other than Destin area?
30A would certainly be a great destination. How old are the kids?

Seaside is literally where The Truman Show was filmed, so family friendly is its life blood.
This post was edited on 6/2 at 1:36 pm


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notiger1997
Metairie
Member since May 2009
40963 posts

re: Family beach trip other than Destin area?
One of the nicest places that I've stayed at over that was was the Portofino Beach Resort. It's on the east end of Pensacoula Beach and sits next to some state or national seashore. There is no other developments to the east side and low density stuff to the west, so the beaches weren't crowded. Nice water toys and such for the kids.

Another option is the Destin West Resort. It's on the east side of Ft. Walton. The bay side has a very nice pool and lazy river with hot tubs. There is a foot bridge across to the beach side. Next door is a Ramada that has a very nice pool with a swim up bar and waterfall behind it. Last time we were there, you were allowed to use that pool as well.


DaBeerz
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Ellic
Member since Sep 2004
12615 posts

re: Family beach trip other than Destin area?
It’s hard to get beachfront in 30a unless you spend a fortune except some spots in seagrove

We were pleasantly surprised with PCB last year, hadn’t been in a long time


Shotgun Willie
Member since Apr 2016
1184 posts

re: Family beach trip other than Destin area?
We just got back from Marco Island. It was awesome


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KillTheGophers
California Fan
Member since Jan 2016
3383 posts

re: Family beach trip other than Destin area?
Fort Morgan

Load up your food and drink, get a house on the beach for cheap and just chill for a week.

Love the low volume of people that way.

It is a haul if you want to go into town.


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Sancho Panza
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La Habaña, Cuba
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re: Family beach trip other than Destin area?
north Padre Island & adjacent Nat’l Beach, South Padre Island...


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Coater
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Madison, MS
Member since Jun 2005
29638 posts

re: Family beach trip other than Destin area?
St Simons island


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Riolobo
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On the lake
Member since Mar 2017
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re: Family beach trip other than Destin area?
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baldona
Auburn Fan
Florida
Member since Feb 2016
9316 posts

re: Family beach trip other than Destin area?
If you need a nice pool, you really are going to be stuck to the more touristy areas.

People piss and moan about this, but prices are pretty well reflected accurately as far as how nice a place is, their demand, and location to attractions. So you are simply going to pay more for somewhere like 30A over Navarre Beach or Pensacola Beach.

I'd take a look at Pensacola Beach for something different since you want a nice pool.

PCB went through a couple years of nice growth and its better then it was 20 years ago, but driving the strip is still very rough in places.

ETA: if you are talking about going to the Atlantic coast or central florida, that's a different story but is gonna add 4-6+ hours to your drive too.
This post was edited on 6/3 at 3:02 pm


rbdallas
LSU Fan
Dallas, TX
Member since Nov 2007
9052 posts

re: Family beach trip other than Destin area?
look to the West coast of Florida....
from Clearwater on south

Great beaches too.
Marco, Sanibel Naples,


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DeltaTigerDelta
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2017
746 posts

re: Family beach trip other than Destin area?
I don’t know that there are any pools to speak of but you could look into Mexico Beach or St. George Island.


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