With summer in full swing, you may be looking to plan some getaways to the beach.
If you'd rather spend the summer in the sand and not at home, a recently published list from Travel +Leisure may be worth a gander.
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The travel magazine compiled a list of 11 of the best beaches to visit in the Peach State. Here’s a look at the top five, which include options for privacy or enjoying attractions.
If you want to enjoy the restaurants, culture and attractions of nearby Savannah while also relaxing on the shore, Tybee Island’s North Beach is an ideal spot. There’s also a rich history on the island, so don’t be afraid to explore.
For those interested in a luxurious getaway, Sea Island’s spacious resort is ideal. Stroll along five miles of private beach after resting up at one of five accommodations offered. They range from warm and distinctive to elegant and fun.
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You can only access Georgia's largest barrier island by boat or ferry. Once there, you can explore 17 miles of undeveloped beach and soak in the history. First African Baptist Church, established in 1893, sits on the north end of the island. You might even be able to catch a glimpse of feral horses that roam the island.
Known for driftwood that formed as a result of decades of erosion, Driftwood Beach is located on Jekyll Island. The Golden Isles island was also a go-to spot for families such as the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers.
Privacy is all the rage on Little St. Simons Island and Main Beach. The secluded area is only accessible by boat so it’s easy to keep seven miles of sand all to yourself and a handful of others. The Lodge on Little St. Simons has a cap of 32 guests.
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Best Beaches in Georgia according to Travel + Leisure
- North Beach, Tybee Island
- Sea Island Beach Club, Sea Island
- Cumberland Island National Seashore
- Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island
- Main Beach, Little St. Simons Island
- East Beach, St. Simons Island
- Glory Beach, Jekyll Island
- St. Andrews Beach, Jekyll Island
- Nanny Goat Beach, Sapelo Island
- Back River Beach, Tybee Island
- Robin Lake Beach, Callaway Resort & Gardens
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