Louisiana is known for its party scene and beautiful bayous, but you may not realize that there are more than a few beaches that are worth road-tripping to. Grand Isle is at the bottom of the state, AKA the "tip of the boot," and has over seven miles of gorgeous, white sandy beach. 

Grand Isle is also the state's only barrier island that's inhabited, meaning there are plenty of activities and places to explore on the island. Stay a day or a weekend — it's the perfect place to explore with your friends.

The miles and miles of beaches make it easy to have some quiet time and relaxation without being around everyone else visiting. No matter where you choose to lounge, you'll have privacy with amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. It'll feel like you have been transported to another world. 

If you are into fishing or just like to hang out on boats while other people fish (yes please), there are so many affordable opportunities to do just that thanks to the large fishing community. 

On the other side of the island, there is a 400-foot fishing pier that's perfect to catch some gigantic fish or take a sunset stroll. What's better than being with your boo thing, holding hands into the sunset while you listen to the waves crashing? Nothing, that's what. 

If you are close to Baton Rouge or New Orleans, this spot is the closest beach area to you. You can spend an entire weekend at Grand Isle, but it's also close enough for a day trip as well. 

Before you leave, or when you are looking for somewhere great to grub at night, there are so many amazing seafood spots to choose from. Because you are actually right on the water, you can't get any fresher than that, honestly. What's even cooler is that there are several spots that offer to-go seafood you can just throw in your cooler, so you can have some when you get back home!


For more adventures in this gorgeous state, you should explore these wetlands inches away from alligators or this wildlife refuge where you can go on an African safari. 


Grand Isle 

Price: $3 per person

Address: Admiral Craik Drive, Grand Isle, LA 70358

Why You Need To Go: This is the only inhabited barrier island in Louisiana, so there is so much to do and seven miles of beach to explore. 


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