(Closed) Beach Honeymoon within 3 hours of New Orleans?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@Nola: I’m from New Orleans (although unfortunately residing in Houston) and there are a few great beaches about 3 hours away. Pensacola is maybe 3.5 from New Orleans, Destin is 4, and Gulf Shores is probably right under 3 hours on the Florida/Alabama line. There’s also Perdido Bay and Fort Walton, both just inside Florida and inbetween Pensacola and Destin. I’ve spent many summers on Pensacola beach and it’s really beautiful and secluded if you drive a little ways east down the island, you’ll escape all the commercial buildings and get really nice, untouched dunes and beaches.  All are beautiful beaches: soft white sand, respectable waves and clear blue water. I’d highly recommend making the drive out towards Florida, the beaches in MS, and AL (except gulf shores) are pretty abismal (rocky beaches, no waves, brown water). Good luck! Let me know if you have any other questions!

Post # 4
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would say DESTIN! Destin is beautiful…the beaches are amazing and it can be a very relaxing atmosphere or there is plenty to do in Destin if you’re bored. Check out vrbo.com for vacation rentals ..I booked through here to stay in the Village at Baytown Wharf and had so much fun.

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