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Less crowded beaches

Searcy, Arkansas
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Less crowded beaches

We are booked as usual on the gulf of mexico,,,

So worried about the oil spill and it's effects on the beaches,

I only have a few more days to decide to stick with my plans or jump ship and head to the eastern side of the us,.

So,,,,What beach area is family oriented, and with a beautiful beach area,,??

I hate over crowded and party atmosphere,,,

Time is ticking for us, and am afraid that with the mass cancellations

from Alabama to florida , that everything will get booked up and we are due to go on vacation on june 5th..

Charleston, SC
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1. Re: Less crowded beaches

The least-crowded beaches are on the private islands - Kiawah, Seabrook, if you're looking at beaches relatively near Charleston in SC. Next will probably be Sullivans and Isle of Palms, then Folly. Sullivans and IOP are not really considered to be "crowded" beaches, even on July 4, so not to worry much about that.

North of Georgetown, smaller crowds will be near Litchfield and Pawleys.

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2. Re: Less crowded beaches

Our family has been going to Litchfield beach for the Memorial day holliday for the last 7 or 8 years. It is nothing but families and I'm always amazed at how sparce the beach seems, especially for a holliday. It's far enough removed from the crowds but close to plenty of things to do in the Myrtle beach area. We stay in the "bridgewater" at "Litchfield by the Sea". Here's a link;

www.litchfieldbeach.com/

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3. Re: Less crowded beaches

Fripp Island near Beaufort, SC is another less crowded resort island. Very family friendly and nothing overly commercialized. You still get the benefits and luxuries of Kiawah and the Charleston islands but at a better price. You are also next to Hunting Island State Park, which is absolutely beautiful, and only 20 minutes from Beaufort, which is as charming a small town as there is in America.

Ridgewood, New...
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4. Re: Less crowded beaches

Other than the beach, what vacation activities does your family enjoy? The least crowded beaches in South Carolina offer very little in terms of mini-golf, shows, etc. Places like Kiawah, Seabrook, Fripp, and Edisto are very nature and sports oriented. If you want more entertainments and more restaurants on island, Hilton Head might be a good option.

Also, do you wish to stay in a rental home/condo or in a hotel?

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5. Re: Less crowded beaches

You might get more responses if you post your question on the forum for coastal South Carolina rather than on the general SC forum. Here's the link - tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g659476-i12770-Coa…

Searcy, Arkansas
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6. Re: Less crowded beaches

All we really ever do is eat out , We go to the beach,,,to Go to the beach

We are looking for a condo , and not in a resort type building,,Too many people..

Still holding out that The gulf won't catch all that oil,,,Those white beaches are hard to beat..

I will look into all suggestions,,,thanks to all...

Ridgewood, New...
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7. Re: Less crowded beaches

If you can hold out a while longer, do so. The Atlantic is very different from the gulf. We hope you will come here sometime to enjoy our unique natural habitat and historic cities, but all of us pray that the spill will be capped and the gulf coast preserved!

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8. Re: Less crowded beaches

Perhaps our terminology may be misunderstood. "Resort" islands in South Carolina like Kiawah, Seabrook, Fripp, etc. are primarily single-family home or villa (condo) units of no more than 3 stories. The crowds in all the places suggested are far less than the "resort" developments along the gulf coast. Resort in South Carolina has a totally different meaning than resort compounds or anything like that.

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