The Best Beach Bachelor Party Locations

These beach towns are the perfect bachelor party destinations.
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Allyson Johnson
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Allyson Johnson
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  • She’s written articles on such topics as best bachelorette and bachelor party destinations, top bridal shower games, and registry gifts.
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Updated Aug 05, 2021
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For the groom who loves spending time on the water and on the sand, nothing beats a beach bachelor party. These top 8 beach towns offer plenty of surf and sun, plus activities on sea and at shore and a lively nightlife to keep the party going after sunset.

Miami, Florida

An East Coast Treasure With an Epic Nightlife

Make your way to Miami, one of the most popular beach party destinations, if you're looking for white sand beaches, luxe hotels right on the sand and nightclubs that rival Vegas. Along with daytime beach and pool parties, you'll find a great food scene with a wide range from stone crabs to Cuban sandwiches, opportunities for watersports and deep sea fishing and plenty of spots to sit and soak up the rays. Check out our Miami bachelor party itinerary.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Golf, Sand and Fun Come Together in This Southern Beach City

Myrtle Beach has a lot to offer the crew looking for a laidback beach weekend. Set on the coast of South Carolina, Myrtle is known for its boardwalk and nightlife, along with numerous golf courses for when you want to take a break from the sand (if you don't wind up in the bunkers, that is). A little rowdier than its northern cousin, the Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach offers similar large beaches and Atlantic waters. Take a peek at Myrtle Beach bachelor party itinerary to learn more.

Charleston, South Carolina

Beaches Minutes From a Charming Foodie Capital

You might not think of Charleston as a beach destination, but think again. Just half an hour from downtown sits Folly Beach, where your bachelor party can park for the weekend to enjoy laidback beach vibes in a surfer-esque part of Folly Island. While you can spend your whole weekend in Folly, the perk of this beach destination is its proximity to Charleston, where you can easily Uber for top-notch dinners and a plethora of bar options ranging from pubs to speakeasies. Check out our Charleston bachelor party itinerary.

Key West, Florida

The Most Southern Point in the U.S. Offers Plenty of Waterside Adventures

On the most southern tip of Florida lies Key West, of Jimmy Buffett and Ernest Hemingway fame, among other things. While this isn't the spot to go if you're looking to lounge on a white sand shore, a beach bachelor party dedicated to being on the water is just right in this town. You'll find everything from deep sea fishing to stand up paddle boarding in Key West. Plus the laid back small town offers loads of live music, bars and restaurants you can walk to. Find our Key West bachelor party itinerary here.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Mexico's West Coast Offers Prime Beach Real Estate and Loads to See and Do

Less well-known to the spring break crowd than it's east coast counterpart, Cabos San Lucas is a great beach bachelor party destination for its less-crowded shores. But it still boasts plenty of fun, including beach bars, Vegas-style pool parties, championship golf courses along the Pacific and world-class dining experiences.

Cancun, Mexico

A Party Hot Spot With Resort Beaches and a Wild Nightlife

While we recommend skipping a trip to Cancun during the spring break rush, there is a reason this Mexican beach town is popular among the party crowd. Along with its beautiful weather almost year-round, Cancun boasts beautiful beaches, a Hotel Zone where you can hop from resort bar to resort bar (or book an all-inclusive stay), a rowdy downtown area with bars and nightclubs and lots to do and see on the water, including scuba diving, snorkeling, party cruises and more.

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

An Adventure Capital on the Beach

Pura vida is the motto throughout Costa Rica and you'll be sure to find that in its west coast city of Tamarindo. What's not to love about a bachelor party destination where you can zipline through forests by day and party on the beach by night? If you want to spend the whole time on the water, you'll find surfing, jet skis and paddle boards to help make the most of your stay in this happy little beach town. Find our Costa Rica bachelor party itinerary here.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Multiple Beach Spots for One Awesome Three-day Weekend

Fort Lauderdale, about 45 minutes north of Miami, offers similar white sand beaches with a chiller—but still lively—vibe. More low-key than its neighbor, Fort Lauderdale offers a number of public beaches where you can play all day, along with a fantastic dining scene, on-the-water bars and daytime activities like fishing and paddle boarding. Find our Fort Lauderdale bachelor party itinerary here.

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