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Surf’s Up: Three Coastal Getaways on the Gulf

Now that the frigid days of winter are behind us, it’s time to think about your next trip to the beach. From Nashville, we have access to plenty of seaside getaway spots to choose from along the Gulf. Here, we’ve scouted out the best beach-town escapes for three types of travelers: the family, the adventurers, and those looking to do nothing but relax. All you have to do is pack your flip flops and dive in.

Written By:  Alison Abbey, Melissa Corbin & Trisha Boyer

Photographers:  Supplied

The Pointe on 30A

For the Relaxation-Seeker: The Pointe on 30A, Inlet Beach, Florida

Few getaways refresh and rejuvenate like a long weekend at 30A, the coastal stretch of the Florida panhandle that runs along the Gulf of Mexico from Destin to Panama City. An easy seven-hour drive from Nashville, this string of beach towns invites you to slow down, bury your toes in the sand, sip a cold drink, and enjoy time with friends and family.

While buying a beach house in 30A will run you upwards of half a million dollars, you can establish a home base that actually feels like home in one of the region’s newest destinations, The Pointe on 30A. This Inlet Beach resort offers a quiet respite from your regular life, with all the conveniences of your own home. The property, owned by Atticus Real Estate and managed by Wyndham, boasts spacious and luxurious rooms, amenities aplenty, and a killer location.

Pull up to the inviting entry, complete with cobblestones and a wall of water (and, at night, flaming torches), before you step into the clean and beach-y lobby for a warm welcome.

Grab your key (and check out the all-you-can-watch complimentary DVD kiosk, perfect for rainy afternoons), head to your room, one of the property’s 68, and prepare to be wowed.

Written by Alison Abbey
Photo courtesy of The Pointe on 30A

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