8 Romantic Beach Getaways to Take With Someone Special

8 Romantic Beach Getaways to Take With Someone Special

California, Florida, Georgia, Getaways, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Romantic Getaways Select Registry – May 3, 2015

When you're looking for a getaway destination for you and that certain someone, there are many locations to choose from. One option that's always a good idea is the beach.  Romantic beach getaways are the perfect time to relax in the sun and reconnect with your partner. And with so many gorgeous beaches on both coasts of the United States, there is sure to be one that fits your needs perfectly. Plus, with so many Select Registry properties on both coasts, you know you'll experience the finest accommodations. We've come up with eight great romantic beach getaways to help you start planning that special trip. Whether you want rocky shorelines or wide, sandy beaches, one of these romantic beach getaways will provide plenty of sun and fun for you and your loved one.

8 Romantic Beach Getaways to Take With Someone Special

1. Nantucket, MA

As far as romantic beach getaways in New England go, Nantucket is among the top destinations. Along ith visiting Surfside, Cisco, Wauwinet, Jetties or Madaket Beach, there is so much to do on the island of Nantucket. There is an amazing Whaling Museum as well as picturesque lighthouses to visit. And the quaint shops and restaurants in town are perfectly suited to spending a lazy afternoon strolling around.

2. Cape May, NJ

One of the country's oldest vacation destinations, Cape May, NJ is well suited for romantic beach getaways. Cape May beaches are some of the most beautiful in the state. There's plenty of white sand and blue water to enjoy and many of the beaches have great amenities. Along with hitting the beach, you can visit the Cape May Lighthouse, take a food tour, see the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation museum, or take a scenic boat tour.

3. Nags Head, NC

Nags Head on the Outer Banks of North Carolina has eleven miles of beach, so when you visit there will be plenty of opportunities to get your feet in the sand. A good place to visit during your time in Nag's Head is Jockey's Ridge State Park, where you can see the largest sand dune on the East Coast.  Popular activities here include parasailing and paragliding, sightseeing tours, and visiting Bodie Island Lighthouse.

4. Little St. Simon's Island, GA

If your perfect romantic beach getaway includes getting away from it all and being a bit more isolated, then Little St. Simon's Island is perfect for you. The island is private and all the accommodations on the islands are through the Lodge at Little St. Simon's Island. This means that there won't be many other people on the island with you and you can focus on spending time with your partner. There is a wealth of outdoor activities to take part in on Little St. Simon's including hiking, nature observation, kayaking, fishing, cycling on the beach, and of course just relaxing on the sandy beach.

5.  St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine is a wonderful destination for romantic beach getaways due in part to the variety of things there are to do in the city. St. Augustine Beach offers visitors wide expanses of beautiful sandy beach, perfect for taking walks or simply lounging in the sun. There are also things to do off of the beach including visiting the St. Augustine Wild Reserve, taking a historical tour, seeing Castillo de San Marcos, and visiting St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum.

6.  Flagler Beach, FL

Flagler Beach is something of a hidden gem on the Florida coast. Rather that becoming crowded and developed like some beach communities in the state, Flagler Beach has developed into a unique and quiet place to enjoy the Florida coastline. This makes it the perfect place for romantic beach getaways. Six miles of beautiful beach await visitors, and there is plenty of room as the beach is uncrowded.  There are also great spots for fishing, wonderful dining options, and quaint shops.

7. Monterey, CA

Monterey is a fantastic California beach destination. Picturesque beaches in populate Monterey and a good way to experience them is to explore Garrapata State Park, Monterey Bay, or trek the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. There is also an aquarium in town, lots of wine tastings and tours, and sightseeing tours.

8. Eureka, CA

Eureka, California might be an unexpected destination for romantic beach getaways, but the town's charm and the beauty of the shore will quickly change your mind. This northern California gem is full of natural wonder on and off the beach. The town is full of colorful and well preserved Victorian homes and the classic California coastline is enchanting. There are multiple hiking trails and paths to explore the surrounding, you won't be disappointed in a trip to Eureka. Some of the highlights of a visit to Eureka and Humboldt County include the Lost Coast Trail, Humboldt Bay, Carson Mansion, Sequoia Park Garden, and the Redwood Highway.

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Wherever you decide to go for your romantic beach getaway, you can be confident in finding excellent accommodation choices with hundreds of Select Registry properties throughout the country. So whether you head to the East Coast or West Coast, we've got your accommodation needs covered.

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