What Is the Closest Beach to Chattanooga, Tenn.?

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Tybee Island, Ga., is the closest beach to Chattanooga, Tenn., at a distance of just over 383 miles. Hilton Head Island, S.C. is a close second at 398 miles. Panama City is the closest Gulf Coast beach at 405 miles, which takes about seven hours in driving time.

Several other beaches are within a 500-mile drive, such as Charleston, Kiawah Island and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, Jacksonville Beach on Florida’s East Coast, Gulf Shores, Ala., Orange Beach, Ala., Jekyll Island, Ga., Pensacola, Fla. and Destin, Fla. Biloxi, Miss., which is also within 500 miles of Chattanooga, Tenn., also offers beachfront casinos for entertainment.