4 BEST Closest Beaches To Arkansas

Arkansas is full of great places to swim but sometimes you just want to smell the salty air.

(For Those Who Love The Ocean)

Closest Beaches to Arkansas

If you want sand between your toes but you don’t want a terribly long drive, you’ll love these beaches.

Sea Rim State Park in Texas

Just 7.5 hours south of Little Rock you will find Sea Rim State Park in Texas! This park offers over 5 miles of Gulf shoreline for plenty of fun in the sun.

Bay St. Louis Beach in Mississippi

In just 7 short hours from Little Rock, Bay St. Louis Beach is one place you won’t want to miss. This beach is a hidden treasure.

Bay St. Louis Beach perks

Bay St. Louis Beach is only 40 minutes from New Orleans in case you get a craving for beignets.

Front Beach in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

This beach is just 7 hours from Little Rock so you can make it down there while everyone else is still sitting in their cubicles!

Front Beach in Ocean Springs, Perks

Great parking, beautiful beaches, paved walking trails and a gorgeous view is Front Beach in a nutshell. 

Gulf Shores, Alabama

The trip to Gulf Shores is going to take a bit longer than the others.  If you drive without stopping, you’ll reach Gulf Shores in 8.5 hours from Little Rock.

Gulf Shores Attractions

You'll also love the chartered fishing and golfing. Pro tip: Don’t miss Bahama Bob’s Beach Side Cafe! The Bahama Bob Burger with bacon and pineapple is out of this world!

Want to stay local?

Don’t forget that there are excellent places to swim in Arkansas if you just need a quick dip to cool off!