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Chapter 2: Fly Private to Your Favorite Beach This Summer

If you want to be closer to home for your beach vacation, you have many options in the United States, from California's cliff-lined shores to Florida's warm, crystalline waters. A private jet can zoom you to the most beautiful beaches in the country, even if you decide last-minute that you need to get away. 

This chapter covers some of the best beaches and how to get there on a private jet to help you plan your U.S. beach vacation. If you're ready to charter a private jet now, whether you're dreaming of San Diego sunshine or Miami nightlife, contact GrandView Aviation for a quote.

What's the Best Month to Take a Beach Vacation?

September is generally the best month to take a beach vacation because the water is at its warmest, the days are still long and some of the summer crowds have dispersed. However, it also depends on where you go.

If you're taking a private jet to Miami, for example, it's recommended to visit in late April or early May, when the weather is warming up and hurricane season is still in the distance. 

Best Beaches in the United States

The United States is home to many gorgeous beaches all along its coasts. Here are some of the top spots for soaking up the sun and how to get there:

  • Key Biscayne Beach in Key Biscayne, Florida: Fly to Miami International Airport
  • Coronado Beach in Coronado, California: Fly to San Diego International Airport
  • Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida: Fly to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
  • Beachwalker Park in Kiawah Island, South Carolina: Fly to Charleston International Airport
  • Bowman's Beach in Sanibel Island, Florida: Fly to Southwest Florida International Airport
  • Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, Florida: Fly to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport
  • Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach, California: Fly to John Wayne Airport
  • Coquina Beach in the Outer Banks, North Carolina: Fly to Norfolk International Airport
  • Carmel Beach in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California: Fly to Monterey Regional Airport
  • Coligny Beach in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Fly to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
  • Delray Beach in Delray Beach, Florida: Fly to Palm Beach International Airport
  • Santa Monica State Beach in Santa Monica, California: Fly to Santa Monica Airport
  • Point Dume State Beach in Malibu, California: Fly to Santa Monica Airport
  • Driftwood Beach in Jekyll Island, Georgia: Fly to Jekyll Island Airport

The Most Luxurious Beach Resorts

If you're searching for an exclusive beach experience, here are top resort recommendations for ultimate relaxation:

1. Florida

Florida brims with chic, oceanside resorts, such as:

  • Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club in Surfside: The Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club is known for its ocean views, light-filled rooms and stylish design. This historical seaside property also gives guests access to two heated outdoor pools and a beautiful beach. 
  • Acqualina Resort and Residences on the Beach in Sunny Isles Beach: Acqualina Resort and Residences is an award-winning retreat, offering three oceanfront pools, lush green spaces and world-class dining.
  • Little Palm Island Resort and Spa in Little Torch Key: Little Palm Island Resort and Spa is a romantic, private island where you're encouraged to turn off your phone and indulge your senses. Enjoy numerous activities while you're there, including kayaking and deep-sea fishing, and save time to rest on your outdoor lounge bed.

2. California

If you're flying private to California for your beach vacation, expect top-rated resorts offering dramatic scenery. Here are a few options:

  • Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur: Both rugged and elegant, Post Ranch Inn is the perfect place to unplug and unwind. Enjoy amenities such as wood-burning fireplaces, heated infinity pools and stunning views.
  • Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach: Set atop a cliff overlooking the Pacific, Montage Laguna Beach features a 20,000-square-foot spa, three unique restaurants and a mosaic-adorned beachside pool.
  • Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica: Shutters on the Beach is the premier place to stay in Santa Monica and is known for its beautiful views, cozy rooms and exceptional service.

3. Georgia

Are you planning to vacation on Georgia's Sea Island? You can't beat The Cloister — a luxurious oceanfront resort. Rated as the top hotel in Georgia by U.S News, The Cloister is loved for its golf courses, delicious food and unparalleled service.

If you're flying to Jekyll Island instead, consider the Jekyll Island Club Resort. This historic property provides beautiful gardens, open-air dining and easy beach access.

4. South Carolina

Does your dream beach vacation include plenty of golf time? You might enjoy staying at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Here you can test your skills on golf courses loved by the pros, and round out your day with a relaxing spa treatment.

You can also stay at The Inn and Club at Harbor Town in Hilton Head Island for an unforgettable beach vacation. Here you can play on a championship golf course, lounge by the pool or relax in a comfortable suite overlooking the fairway and South Carolina landscape.

Can Private Jets Land in Key West?

Private jets may land at Key West International Airport or Florida Keys/Marathon International Airport.

What Company Should I Fly With?

GrandView Aviation can fly you to your favorite beach in California, Florida, South Carolina and other coastal destinations in the lower 48 states. When you charter a private jet with GrandView Aviation, you'll experience hassle-free travel and ultimate comfort and safety as you fly in style. Contact us today to learn more about our aircraft and flight destinations.

Reviewed by: Greg Guenther

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