6 Romantic Southern Beach Getaways for Couples


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6 Romantic Getaways in the South

Romantic getaways in the south don't have to be all about road trips or sightseeing. These romantic southern beach getaways are perfect for a fall trip!

While visiting the beach during the summer can be fun, there are some benefits to taking an autumn beach trip. In addition to fewer crowds and a break from the summer heat, several beach destinations are more enjoyable during the fall months. If you’re planning a beach trip this autumn, consider one of these beautiful beaches to visit in the fall.

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Huntington Beach, South Carolina

As the weather begins to cool at this southern beach destination, the crowds begin to thin. And that makes way for local wildlife to emerge.

In addition to taking in the beautiful fall colors throughout Huntington Beach, you’ll also get a chance to view the huge array of birds that call this three-mile long beach and surrounding state park home during the fall. 

Romantic beach getaways in the south

Clearwater, Florida

While many US beaches are too cold for swimming during the fall months, the water in Clearwater stays warm well into autumn. On top of the warm water, fall is also dry season on the Gulf, which means you won’t have worry about a summer rain storm ruining your trip.

And if you schedule your visit during October, be sure to check out the annual Stone Crab Festival held in the middle of the month. When it comes to romantic getaways in the south you can't beat a beautiful view, great food, and someone wonderful to share it with!


Gulf Shores, Alabama

Seafood lovers should definitely add this southern destination to their to-do list this fall. The weather in Gulf Shores is typically still warm enough to swim during the fall months.

Don't miss the annual National Shrimp Festival, which takes place the second full weekend in October, it's a fun way to spend a fall weekend by the beach. Romantic southern beach getaways are an Alabama speciality, there's always something to see and do!

couple on the beach enjoying a romantic beach getaways in the south

Outer Banks, North Carolina

The Outer Banks in North Carolina are a well known region and they make for an excellent romantic southern beach getaways choice. There are beautiful views, places to explore, and awesome year round entertainment.

The Outer Banks are also home to some beautiful lighthouses and wildlife. If you like to adventure outdoors on your romantic getaways in the south then you won't want to skip North Carolina and the Outer Banks. If you enjoy fishing, the fall is the best time to visit the Outer Banks, it's peak fishing season and the water is still warm so it's very enjoyable!

St. Simons Island, Georgia

St. Simmons Island in Georgia is a great choice for a fall romantic getaway in the south. It's great for sightseeing and adventuring as well. There's the St. Simmons lighthouse you can visit, the pier and Neptune Park, as well as plenty of shopping!

Since the weather is much more amicable you can also enjoy a boat tour with Cap Fendig and take a bike cruise around the beach cottages! It's the perfect day for a romantic beach getaway in the south! The King and Prince Beach Resort is right on the beach, and is ideal for a romantic beach getaway.


Flagler Beach, Florida

Are you and your special someone interested in museums, state parks, or historic locations?! If so you won't want to miss out on Flagler Beach, Florida for your romantic getaway in the south. There is so much to see and do in Flagler Beach that you might never actually make it to the beach…which would also be a shame because it's so lovely for this time of year!

You can also visit the Flagler Beach Farmer's Market and get a taste of some local produce, products, and crafts!

A view of the lovely pier on a romantic getaway in the south.


When planning your fall beach trip, these 6 destinations are some of best in the South! They are each unique and different, but they are all ideal for a romantic Southern getaway for two.

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