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closest beach?

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closest beach?

Hey everyone,

Will be visiting Asheville in July for a conference; would like to folow it up with a few days on the coast. The outer banks look pretty far (7 hour drive according to Mapquest). Anyone out there able to recommend a family-friendly beach area where we won't have to mortgage the house to afford a place to stay!? Any info/opions welcome.

Cheers

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Asheville
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North Carolina Mountains, NC
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1. Re: closest beach?

Not real sure about pricing information but as for an easier/quicker drive (straight interstate driving) I would suggest going to Wilmington. You can get on I-40 and take it the whole way there. Wrightsville Beach is a really nice beach area. Unfortunately it will probably take you 5+ hours to travel anywhere on the coast, but I think if you're up for the drive it would be really nice to go from the beautiful mountains of western NC to the great beaches of eastern NC!

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2. Re: closest beach?

Anywhere from the Topsail area all the way down to Hilton Head will be a quicker drive. I would guess between 5 to 6 hours to most of those beaches in that stretch.

Topsail, Kure, Holden, Wrightsville, Oak Isand are nice family beaches.

I guess the main question is are you driving back home or flying. If you are going north and driving then the OBX may be the right choice.

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Topsail Island
North Carolina Coast, NC
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Coastal South Carolina, SC
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3. Re: closest beach?

You could get to Charleston, SC beaches in about 4 hrs., Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach in a little less than 5 hrs.

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4. Re: closest beach?

Folly Beach and Isle of Palm will be closest to Asheville. Right around 4.5 hrs.

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5. Re: closest beach?

It takes me 3:50 to get from my garage in Asheville to my garage at Wild Dunes on the Isle of Palms (Charleston)....

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6. Re: closest beach?

beargone fishin'....wow! speedy

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7. Re: closest beach?

I second, third (or is it 4th LOL) Charleston. It takes a little less then 4 hours to get there and is a great place to vacation. Our family loves it! We usually stay at Vendue Inn - we just love this hotel and they have great business rates (so check those out). It is not on the beach, but in a great location and withing walking distance to the waterfront.

Have fun!

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8. Re: closest beach?

Another vote for Charleston area beaches - straight shot down I-26 and the area is great!

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9. Re: closest beach?

Cheers. Thanks everyone; I will do a little research on these areas.

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10. Re: closest beach?

We will be riding a motorcycle from Columbus to Asheville staying over and then heading to Myrtle. Mapquest says Myrtle is about 5 hours from there. Myrtle is very budget friendly! Have visited Charleston for a day and it is great but have not stayed there overnight. Myrtle has so many hotels you are bound to find one in your budget. Good Luck

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