Trips that Go Beyond the Beach

Find trip ideas that let you explore the coast in a whole new way, from the best beach biking and flightseeing to amazing snorkeling and road trips.

Best Coastal Bike Trails

From the simple, sandy shores of Nantucket to the volcanic paths in Maui, these bike trails range from easy to exhilarating, but all reward with sweeping views of the water.

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Jekyll Island, Georgia
Photo: Gary Clark

Jekyll Island, Georgia

The bicycling craze hit this island a century ago, when Jekyll Island was the exclusive winter playground of Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and their gilded ilk. A loop around the island today extends about 16 miles, mostly on a paved, flat path that runs for long stretches beside the beach. It also wanders past the grand Jekyll Island Club Hotel and some of the showplace “cottages” that survive from the island’s posh past; 877/453-5955 or

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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