Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

January 8, 2015

Guest post: Favorite Carolina Beaches

     This post is sponsored by Bradford Luxury Apartments and Townhomes

Favorite Carolina Beaches

Are you looking for a quick weekend getaway with plenty of sun and relaxation? One of the perks of living in Cary, NC, is the fact that the beach is just a short drive away. Enjoy a weekend off with the sand under your toes and the sea stretching out in front of you. Here are some of the beaches that are rated well and within a short drive of Cary.

Myrtle Beach
You can't discuss the Carolina's best beaches without discussing Myrtle Beach. The beach that draws the huge tourist crowds, Myrtle Beach provides ample accommodations for its residents. These white sand beaches have multiple free access points, more than any other beach in the nation, and are lined with shops, golf courses, hotels, restaurants and nightlife spots. Myrtle Beach is located about three hours south of Cary.

Wrightsville Beach
About an hour closer to Cary, Wrightsville Beach sits just to the north of the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. The draw of this beach is the excellent surfing waves. An added bonus that makes your trip to Wrightsville so appealing is the fact that it has fewer tourist traps than other popular beaches.

Corolla Beach
If you are looking for the secluded beach experience, then take the four-hour drive to Corolla Beach, North Carolina. This is the spot to see North Carolina's famous wild horses grazing among the sands, and you will be hard pressed to see much in the way of development crowding the beauty of the beachfront.

Folly Beach
If you wish to escape the crowds of Myrtle Beach but want a bit more comfort than Corolla Beach offers, then take a trip to Folly Beach in South Carolina. This beachfront community is known for its laid-back lifestyle. You will have ample opportunities to relax! Yet, the city offers restaurants, shopping and other amenities that will mean you do not have to "rough it."

With oceanfront experiences stretching from South Carolina to North Carolina, and all within a half-day's drive of Cary, your next weekend away is sure to be relaxing. You will return rested and rejuvenated, ready to tackle everything that life throws your way. Plan your weekend away to one of these beach destinations today!

This article was contributed by Bradford Luxury Apartments & Townhomes, which is a new, upscale living development that recently opened in Cary, NC, which is within easy driving distance to all of these beaches!

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. Great post! I've always wanted to visit North Carolina!


  2. Yay for Wrightsville beach!

    Pi love from Wilmington, sister!!


    Carolina Clover


Thanks so much for reading Southern Belle in Training! Comments make my day- so feel free to share your thoughts on this post! I read each and every comment.
If you have a question in regards to one of my posts, or just want to say hi, the best way to get ahold of me is by e-mailing me directly at: I am better about responding to e-mails than blog comments sometimes!

Blog Design Created by pipdig