Closest Beaches near  New Orleans

Coconut Beach

On the outskirts of Kenner, this man-made beach has 22 beach volleyball courts, an inviting bar, and an on-site grill, creating the perfect setting for a day of fun and fitness. You might not be able to dip your toes in the water, but it is a great place to place a few rounds of Beach Volleyball.

Fountainbleu State Park

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Across Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville, Fontainebleau State Park offers a serene beachfront, making it a sought-after spot for day excursions. During the Spring or Fall (while the weather is excellent), consider extending your stay by booking a cabin or campsite.

Gulfport & Biloxi

Gulfport and Biloxi are short drives from New Orleans. These two destinations aren’t just a fun, leisurely day trip destination but the perfect spot for a long weekend. 

Ship Island

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This island escape provides an affordable travel option, with Ship Island Excursions offering a one-hour ferry ride from the mainland to the Gulf of Mexico’s sandy shores. Departing from Gulfport Harbor, the Ship Island ferry ensures a swift journey to this barrier island, with tickets available for purchase in advance or at the ticket office.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach 

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are two of the last beaches in Alabama before heading to Florida. These beaches feature condos and hotels on one end and the beautiful Gulf State Park on the other. 


Destin – on a busy day, one can say that it feels like Mardi Gras on the beach! The water is beautiful, the sand is white, and there is so much to do in this town!