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Tallahassee...best/closest beaches

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Thinking about making a roadie to Seminole land for a football game. What would be the best convenient beach to stay at before shuttling into Doak Campbell for the gameday experience?
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That's a tall order to find a beach close to Tally. The Big Bend area is south of Tally. Apalachicola is south of Tally. From there you could chose St. George's Island:

http://www.apalachicolabay.org/index.cf ... ge_Island/

This is a beautiful barrier island area. Great shelling. Not too touristy. Very natural.

The next closest beach would be Mexico Beach, southwest of Tally closer to Panama City. Recently rated as one of the best beaches in the US.

http://www.mexicobeach.com/cdc/

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Post by Conolulu »

I live in Panama City, and love Mexico Beach....That's where I go when I go to the Beach...It's not crowded, beautiful beaches, and just enough stores if I need anything....

Some days I even drive over to Port St Joe....I really love it there! :)

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catsway wrote:That's a tall order to find a beach close to Tally. The Big Bend area is south of Tally. Apalachicola is south of Tally. From there you could chose St. George's Island:

http://www.apalachicolabay.org/index.cf ... ge_Island/

This is a beautiful barrier island area. Great shelling. Not too touristy. Very natural.

The next closest beach would be Mexico Beach, southwest of Tally closer to Panama City. Recently rated as one of the best beaches in the US.

http://www.mexicobeach.com/cdc/

Which game are you attending? We'll be at the Maryland game Oct. 22nd.
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I second the suggestion of St George Island.
It is one our favorite places for a relaxing beach getaway.
Most of the places on the island are rentals of private homes/condos,
and the best way the rent them is through a rental company.
We have used Collins, and been very happy with their selection and service.

http://www.collinsvacationrentals.com/index.cfm
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St George is the closest beach to the Mecca that is Doak Stadium. We've done it a few times as our daughter attends FSU. The quickest we made it was about 75 minutes and the longest was almost 2 hours. Its roughly 80 miles. That being said, are you trying to do all this in a weekend? There is plenty to do at FSU on home game weekends. We have season tix and are regular attendees at the home games. I would say Friday and Saturday at Doak and then Sunday at the beach. This year will be even better as Jimbo has really pumped up ticket sales. Tailgating is awesome by the way. Go Noles!!
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RIPH wrote:St George is the closest beach to the Mecca that is Doak Stadium. We've done it a few times as our daughter attends FSU. The quickest we made it was about 75 minutes and the longest was almost 2 hours. Its roughly 80 miles. That being said, are you trying to do all this in a weekend? There is plenty to do at FSU on home game weekends. We have season tix and are regular attendees at the home games. I would say Friday and Saturday at Doak and then Sunday at the beach. This year will be even better as Jimbo has really pumped up ticket sales. Tailgating is awesome by the way. Go Noles!!
If we swing it we'll be coming down for 4 day-3 night minimum. A bud & I do annual football roadtrips, & if we're coming to Florida in November the wives will HAVE to have a beach to hang out at while we go to the game. Sounds like either St. George or Mexico Beach would fit the bill. I know there are high hopes in Nole land this year with so many returning starters.
Would be great to see the rivalry game against Miami.
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Dr.Corona wrote:
RIPH wrote:St George is the closest beach to the Mecca that is Doak Stadium. We've done it a few times as our daughter attends FSU. The quickest we made it was about 75 minutes and the longest was almost 2 hours. Its roughly 80 miles. That being said, are you trying to do all this in a weekend? There is plenty to do at FSU on home game weekends. We have season tix and are regular attendees at the home games. I would say Friday and Saturday at Doak and then Sunday at the beach. This year will be even better as Jimbo has really pumped up ticket sales. Tailgating is awesome by the way. Go Noles!!
If we swing it we'll be coming down for 4 day-3 night minimum. A bud & I do annual football roadtrips, & if we're coming to Florida in November the wives will HAVE to have a beach to hang out at while we go to the game. Sounds like either St. George or Mexico Beach would fit the bill. I know there are high hopes in Nole land this year with so many returning starters.
Would be great to see the rivalry game against Miami.
Sounds like a grand plan!!
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