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----------10 Best: Southern beaches
by Eric Grossman , Special for USA TODAY 2:31 p.m. EDT June 27, 2014
Given the South's frequent heat and humidity, it comes as no surprise that most of the region's beaches receive a steady stream of visitors. Quality among beaches varies – no one will mistake even the most acclaimed options with Bali or Hawaii – but there are several worthy options offering everything from rugged, wild terrain to affordable, family-friendly activities. Here are 10 of the best beaches the South has to offer.