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Danielle S

What's the closest beach to St. Louis, MO?

I'm trying to think ahead to next summer for vacation ideas. We don't want to go so far that we have to fly. I'm trying to figure how what the closest beach to St. Louis, MO, where we live, is.

I know that there are beaches associated with the Great Lakes as well, so I'm not limited to ocean areas. Thanks!

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Lake of the Ozarks or Lake Michigan in Chicago will be the closest.
Lake of the Ozarks is 170 miles or 3 hours driving time from St. Louis.
Lake Michigan is going to be about 4 hours from St. Louis
It would take around 9-10 hours to drive to the New Orleans area. Around Destin, FL would take about 12 hours and Myrtle Beach, SC would be about 13-14 hours.
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I hate Hillary Clinton
Someplace near Chicago I would think.

NIF is w/HER Fickle 1
Lake carlyle in Illinois about one hour from st. louis

You could go to Lake Michigan which might be a little closer but I would go to the Gulf Coast - Missippi or Louisiana - good food too and it not as expensive as the north.

You said beaches, which could be a lake, river or ocean. I would go with Chicago also. Seems to 1/2 way in between with the Gulf, maybe New Orleans, if you are discounting the Mississippi River beaches.

Brian Da Dog
There is a beach in Chicago along Lake Michicgan, which is about a 5 hour drive. Another option would be Gulfport/Biloxi Mississippi area. Per Yahoo maps, your looking about about a 10 hour drive straight down I-55. Those are really your best options for a "beach vacation". Yes, there are plenty of beaches at smaller lakes and rivers in between both, but I would not count those as "beach vacations".

Lake of the Ozarks is beautiful, and lots to do other than just beaches.

But just for relaxing on the beach I'd think I'd prefer the ocean, which would be a longer trip.

I've never been to lake Michigan.

The R

Diane M
Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Michigan in Chicago

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Try Lake Carlyle in Carlyle, Illinois. Its a pretty large man made lake, made by the army corp of engineers. They have 2 small beaches, but they are pretty clean. Water is usualy dirty or muddy though, but not polluted.

It's the hair
Go to the gulf of mexico, the great lakes aren't the ocean....

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