United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Old-fashioned Family Beach

Jump to last reply

I have rather an odd question.

We love the Outer Banks of North Carolina -- lots of nature, laid-back atmosphere, no high-rises, lots of old-fashioned family hotels.

Are there other beaches in the southeast like that? Especially in Florida, where it is a bit warmer in the winter?

We are trying out a place in Cocoa Beach this January, but I know it probably be particularly warm.

The atmosphere is the most important aspect. It doesn't have to be swimming temperature. We aren't the "laying on the beach" type anyway.

This spring we visited Jekyll Island, Ga., and Amelia Island, Fla. They were both far too much "resort" atmosphere for our taste.

The Florida Panhandles used to be like what I am looking for -- back in the late 1960s. (Yes, I am dating myself!) But it looks to be totally high-rise these days.

I would be really interested in any beach, town or hotel recommendations. Thanks!

19 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 San Francisco-Coventry Inn??
  2. 2 Trip Report Bears and Traps. Our Grand Alaska Sea & Land Tour
  3. 3 Do I need to buy tickets in advance for Chicago Art Institute?
  4. 4 Santa Barbara Itinerary Help Needed
  5. 5 Scouting trip for possible move to SoCal -- advice on itin, please
  6. 6 best area to stay in san diego
  7. 7 Vegas hotels for families
  8. 8 East Coast trip including DC, New York and surrounding areas.
  9. 9 Finally!!! Santa Fe/ Albuquerque Family Christmas Break 2014
  10. 10 Studio-size Apartments, Guest Houses for rent, Ojai and Ventura
  11. 11 Trip Report A weekend in Boston area with Friends (including 2 teenagers)
  12. 12 Lake Tahoe to Yosemite: advice needed
  13. 13 Two airports to choose from?
  14. 14 Palm Desert California recommendations for dining
  15. 15 Beaufort, NC or Wilmington, NC?
  16. 16 Sonoma and Napa Wine Country - How bad is it after the quake?
  17. 17 San Francisco - mid October
  18. 18 A few NYC questions about 9/11 memorial tours and more.
  19. 19 Key West Dry Tortugas
  20. 20 Trip Report Part Three of an 18 Day RV trip - Seward
  21. 21 Pizza Recs in the Bronx Area
  22. 22 Where to go to hear good Hawaiian Music in Kauai?
  23. 23 layover
  24. 24 Which cross-country route, I-40 or I-80?
  25. 25 Trip Report Part Four of an 18 Day RV trip - Homer
View next 25 » Back to the top