8 Secluded Gulf Coast Beaches for a Little R&R
Whether you know it as The Emerald Coast, the Panhandle, or—our favorite—The Redneck Riviera, the 127-mile stretch between Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Panama City, Florida, is one of the most popular coastal getaways in the South. This stretch of coastline on the Gulf of Mexico is known for its emerald green, gently lapping waves, and sandbars just ripe for exploring. The sugar-white sands and shallow waters at the beach make a perfect family-friendly destination for swimming, wading, kayaking, and bodysurfing, while small towns provide old-school charm sure to please the whole crowd. Whether you're looking for a place to take the kids when school lets out or a quiet getaway for two to relax and recharge, try one of our favorite Gulf Coast destinations when planning your next vacation.