Fish off the pier, watch dolphins swim by and enjoy the stunning sunset at dawn. At our No.1 pick you’ll be able to experience a tropical island beach the way they used to be – uncrowded, unhurried and unforgettable.
Whether traveling for the week or weekend, the Ocean Isle Inn provides the ultimate tropical island getaway on Ocean Isle Beach. Ocean Isle Beach provides access to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and scenic marshlands as well as nearby coastal towns such as Myrtle Beach. In 2008, Ocean Isle Beach was honored as the nation’s Best Restored Beach. Visit the world-famous Fishing Village of Calabash to dine. Watch the night stars at the island’s Planetarium. This quiet Inn offers modern seaside luxuries – plush bedding, private balconies and hand-made furniture – that are fit for royalty. Play in the waves tumbling onto shore. Plan your wedding on the beach! Walk down the beach towards your magical moment. A trip to the Ocean Isle Inn is the intimate, relaxing vacation that you’ve been waiting for. With its coastal locale and perfect year-round weather, you can see why the Ocean Isle Inn lands at our No.1 spot. Your vacation starts now!
From Myrtle Beach, SC/areas south: Take Hwy 17N to Mile Marker 10. Turn turn right onto Ocean Isle Beach Highway. Follow this until you cross the bridge and see the ocean. At the stop sign, turn right. Ocean Isle Inn is first property on your left.
Old Baldy – the state’s oldest remaining lighthouse – is open for tours daily on Bald Head Island.
Situated on 387 acres overlooking Penobscot Bay in mid-coast Maine, the Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center is a luxurious wooded retreat for year-round adventure.
Featuring four-star accommodations, over 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and a state-of-the-art fitness center, the Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center is the perfect destination for families and fitness. Open all year long, the resort offers miles of wooded hiking trails ranging in difficulty. The private beach on the bay is also available. For a little leisure time, check out the 10-pin bowling alley and arcade. The New England town offers unparalleled recreation including skiing at the Camden Snow Bowl and hiking at Acadia National Park. Sea kayaking and white water rafting down the Kennebec, Penobscot and Dead Rivers are a popular recreational activity. For family entertainment, at the beginning of August, attend the Maine Lobster Festival featuring cooking contests, kids events and over 20,000 pounds of lobster. Whether you’re looking for a family getaway or a fitness retreat, the Point Lookout Resort &amp;amp; Conference Center offers luxury accommodations and amenities along with an active social calendar to keep everyone busy.
67 Atlantic Hwy, PO Box 119, Lincolnville, ME 04849
Mixed martial artist Tim Boetsch and political activist Eli Pariser were both born in Lincolnville.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 967 - 0745
Located at the spectacular meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center offers the finest tennis facilities and largest conference space in the region.
View spectacular sunsets from your guest suite, stroll along the beach and play tennis at Virginia Beach’s award-winning tennis club. Whether visiting for a week or weekend, you’ll experience a complete Virginia Beach vacation. Rent one of the resort’s complimentary bicycles or spend the day at Busch Gardens or the Ocean Breeze Waterpark. Tennis lovers will enjoy playing at the Virginia Beach Tennis Club, voted Member Organization of the Year. Play for 1.5 hours on over 36 indoor or outdoor tennis courts. Need a space for a business convention? Look no further. Unlike any other hotel in the area, the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel offers 295 luxury suites for travelers and enough meeting space to accommodate any size conference. The resort even offers airport shuttle service! You and your guests will experience exceptional service at this luxury resort. Plan your next vacation or business excursion to the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center surrounding yourself amongst pristine beach and a relaxing ambiance!
From Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia, take 95 South to 64 East (near Richmond). Follow 64 East across Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Take Exit 282 (Northampton Boulevard) and bear right.
Each year Virginia Beach hosts the East Coast Surfing Championships as well as the North American Sand Soccer Championship.
Your Atlantic Ocean oasis awaits at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel! This amenity-rich paradise combines laid-back beach life with ornate Victorian furnishings. Stay in and pamper yourself, catch a tan on the sun-soaked beach, and enjoy the wealth of onsite activities. Beach bummers will find bliss here!
Think of the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel as a beach house with 84 bedrooms. Draped in Victorian splendor, this beachfront getaway is furnished with authentic Victorian antiques. Enjoy views of the wandering Atlantic Ocean waves from your private balcony, unwind in the heated indoor-outdoor spa, and soak in your whirlpool bathtub. Adding a modern flair to the Old World feel, internet access, cable television, and DVD players keep you current. Sip on tea or coffee in the lush garden before enjoying a delicious meal at the onsite Victoria's Restaurant! Once you've had your share of relaxation, seek recreation when you head to the beach. Swim in the Atlantic Ocean or just admire it while lying on a complimentary beach towel. When the sun is shining, join musician Jeff Irwin on the boardwalk patio and tap your toes to his swinging piano music! The little ones will love kids' activities like arts and crafts and the parents will enjoy sipping cocktails in the Plaza Pub!
2 Olive Ave & the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Settle into serenity at The Plaza Pub, which showcases comfortable leather chairs, drink specials, delicious appetizers, and a flat-screen television!
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Drift away at Victoria's Restaurant, which offers an intimate setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Sip on traditional Victorian tea or savor a delicious meal!
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
CALL DIRECT: +1 (843) 272 - 1222
Make your east coast vacation a stunning success with North Beach Realty! Offering luxury oceanfront Myrtle Beach rentals, a fantastic central location, and a variety of accommodations, North Beach Realty will do everything in its power to be your perfect fit on a perfect vacation.
All of North Beach’s vacation rental properties are elegantly appointed and in refreshingly upscale locations, often with the beach just steps away. Attractions are many and varied, from fishing to mini-golf to a hoppin’ nightlife scene. Whatever you’re planning on doing in the area, there will undoubtedly be a North Beach rental with a fantastic proximity, and (obviously) fantastic amenities within. Whether you’re planning a long weekend with the family or need a long-term winter rental, North Beach Realty will be like a dream come true.
1500 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Myrtle Beach has 650 acres of public parks and recreation property, including some four-dozen parks and public beaches.
Myrtle Beach’s population jumps from 30,000 to over 350,000 in the summer months.
Shoreline Properties has called Ocean City home for more than 30 years, and has a proven track record to show for it. Guests sing praises of the quality of accommodations, the diversity of options, and the amazing customer service Shoreline Properties proffers.
Ocean City is the state's largest resort. It’s surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the East side and the Assawoman bay on the West side, and gives a nice faux island vibe. Shoreline Properties maintains dwellings all around the area, from directly adjacent to pristine beaches to across from world class restaurants. When you’re not relaxing, go for a brisk walk on the world-renowned three mile long ocean front boardwalk. Much like the city it’s based in, Shoreline Properties is synonymous with “good time”.
6808 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842
7,092 as of 2013.
6.89′ above sea level.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 475 - 2631
Soak up the sun on the pristine beaches surrounding the Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, our No. 7 pick. This SC resort is your ultimate destination for a thrilling family vacation.
Your family will stay in your own private and secluded beach villa offering views of the resort or Atlantic Ocean. Each spacious villa features modern amenities and a private balcony for peaceful mornings. Are you an avid tennis player? The resort offers 10 lighted courts, a pro shop and an on-site tennis pro to help you with your game! Kids enjoy pool and beach Olympics, sand castle building contests, splash contests and more! Heading off the resort, Hilton Head Island is a world-class destination featuring more than 14 miles of beach. Between Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC, Hilton Head Island has a historic lighthouse, shopping, dining and PGA-caliber golf! Choose from over 200 restaurants to tantalize your taste buds. Golf at The Links of Harbor Town, a stop of the PGA tour! Enjoy fun in the sun at the Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort! With plenty of activities and gorgeous accommodations, you’ll always find something to do.
Low: 57°F, high 75°F
The owner of the Atlanta Falcons & Home Depot, Arthur Blank, owns a home on Hilton Head Island. John Cougar Mellencamp lives on Hilton Head Island.
Make your vacation to St. Simons Island, a part of the Golden Isles of Georgia, perfect with a stay at Sea Palms Resort. At its heart, this is a full-service resort offering a bevy of amenities and activities. The resort has the soul of an inn featuring wine and cheese socials as well as cozy accommodations.
Whether you’re traveling for business, a family vacation or a wedding, you’ll discover that the Sea Palms Resort has enough activities to fill each day. Enjoy two restaurants, three golf courses, three tennis courts, three pools and more. Not to mention the resort is found on one of the most gorgeous islands off the Georgia coast! Dine on tasty Southern cuisine, golf one of the 27-hole course or relax on you’re suite’s private balcony enjoying stunning views. Helicopter tours are available to take you on a trip above the Golden Isles. Visit the Lighthouse Museum, a historic landmark filled with fascinating stories of its keepers. Fall asleep fulfilled on each suite’s plush bedding. Come vacation at the Sea Palms Resort and you’ll experience the perfect island vacation! The resort’s amiable staff is available to make your dream vacation a reality.
Low 67.8°F, high: 75.6°F
Professional baseball players John Smoltz and Adam Wainwright own homes on St. Simons Island.
Sunshine, palm trees and a stunning oceanfront locale define the Vero Beach Hotel and Spa experience. This AAA four-diamond resort, located on Central Florida’s Treasure Coast, lands on our list at No.9.
Travel to the Vero Beach Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel, for a family vacation, business meeting or your dream wedding. The resort offers a luxurious comfortable destination complete with West-Indies-style décor and contemporary amenities to meet your every need. Experience relaxation with in-room spa services. Host an evening wine night with friends or business associates. Enjoy the outdoor oceanfront pool and pristine stretch of beach that kids will love. Nearby you’ll find family-friendly attractions such as the Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge and Sebastian Inlet State Park. The resort offers KimptonKids – a selection of services and amenities that will keep your kids entertained. The luxury resort also boasts a variety of venues (indoor & outdoor) to host your business meeting or wedding. Let the veteran staff accommodate your needs so that you’re event goes smoothly. Experience casual relaxation at the luxurious Vero Beach Hotel and Spa. Located between Palm Beach and Orlando, the resort even allows pets in their suites!
Low: 66°F, high: 82°F
From Vero Beach Municipal Airport, Go northeast toward Aviation Blvd. Take a slight right onto Aviation Blvd. Turn right at SR-5/US-1. Take a slight left to stay on SR-5/US-1. Take a slight right at 8th Ave./SR-6/SR-60/US-1. Turn left at 20th St./SR-60, continuing to follow 20th St./SR-60. Turn left at Indian River Blvd./SR-60, continuing to follow SR-60. Turn left at Ocean Dr. Vero Beach Hotel & Spa is on the right at 3500 Ocean Dr.
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 620 - 8859
Rounding out our Top 10 is the North Beach Plantation of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Situated on a 7-½ acre ‘island’ between the ocean and White Point Swash, the resort is an architectural work of art, reminiscent of the famous Atlantis Resort in the Caribbean.
Surrounded by a stunning waterpark complete with outdoor fountains, swimming pools, a swim up pool bar and cabanas, the North Beach Plantation is a powerful oceanfront presence. Stay in the luxurious condos featuring modern amenities and large balconies. Book your tee time at one of the many of Myrtle Beach golf courses. Let the resort’s congenial staff help you choose a course that matches your skill level and desires. Head into town and dine at numerous restaurants around town. Don’t know where to go? Ask the seasoned staff about their favorite restaurant choices. Indulge yourself at the world-class Cinzia Spa for the ultimate in relaxation and pampering. Achieve optimal health, fitness and well-being all while finding your inner Zen. Experience one of the greatest vacations you’ll ever take at North Beach Plantation! For supreme luxury and leisure, make sure to check out the resort’s specials and packages!
Average air temp, 64°F. Average water temp, 66°
Myrtle Beach is the home of Vanna White – Wheel of Fortune personality, and it’s the sister city of Pinamar, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina; Keighley, West Yorkshire UK; Burlington, Ontario, Canada and Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.
Other Top 10 Atlantic Coast Vacations
- Ocean Isle Inn
- Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center
- Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center
- Boardwalk Plaza Hotel
- North Myrtle Beach Vacations By North Beach Realty
- Shoreline Properties
- Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort
- Sea Palms Resort
- Vero Beach Hotel & Spa
- North Beach Plantation