The Best American Beach Resorts 

By David Jefferys - 2014-06-04T16:28:32Z

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And the Winners Are...

Where will you spend your summer weekends this year? How about one of these great beach resorts, all highly ranked by our readers in the annual Readers' Choice Survey. Don't see your favorite? Share your own suggestions in this year's survey—take it now.

The Cloister

Sea Island, GA

Ranking: 95.7

At this stately 1928 compound designed by Addison Mizner, between the Atlantic and the Black Banks River, you can stroll a five-mile private beach, horseback ride, or swing clubs on three 18-hole golf courses. Dinners in the gracious Georgian Room are served on hand-painted china under gold and crystal chandeliers. Elegant rooms with 24-hour butler service, have Turkish rugs, antiques, and European linens.

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