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Life Really is Better at the Beach
Kick off your shoes, let your hair down and take a relaxing trip to a beautiful Gulf Coast beach. The water's fine, and when you're ready to get out of the sun, there are great places to dine (think fresh seafood or Cajun-flavored steaks), stay (try a boutique hotel with a beach view) and play (go deep-sea fishing or catch a US Navy Blue Angels air show). Let our list of the 20 best Gulf Coast beaches in Mississippi, Florida and Alabama inspire you.
Before you go, check for possible closures at your destination. Hurricanes have damaged Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva Islands and other areas, but they're working hard to recover and reopen.