Coastal Events

What Is America’s Best Oyster?

Want to eat the best oyster in North America? Head down to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for the 9th Annual Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend on November 4 and 5. The two-day event is jam-packed with live music, craft brews, oysters prepared any way you like them, and of course, an oyster shucking contest. The festivities kick off on Friday with a David […]

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Three Ways to Celebrate Women’s Dive Day

Ever thought about taking the plunge, so to speak, and becoming a certified scuba diver? I went diving for the first time last year for this Coastal Living story, and I am officially hooked. (Read all about it!) There’s nothing quite like the utterly weightless feel of gliding along underwater alongside marine life that seem to take you in as […]

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3 East Coast Food Festivals to Enjoy This Spring!

Spring has sprung! Get outside and celebrate the season with fresh seafood, live music, and wine at these three too-delicious-to-be-missed East Coast food festivals. Tybee Wine Festival – Tybee Island, Georgia – April 20-24 Five days of wine-fueled festivities kick off on April 20 with a five-course wine dinner prepared by Georgia chefs, including Michael Perez, the executive chef of Atlanta’s Colletta and Charleston, […]

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Eat Seafood for a Good Cause This Weekend!

Love barbecue, fresh-shucked oysters, and craft beer? You don’t want to miss the Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest’s Oyster Roast & Pig Picking.  Fill up on local oysters from Hilton Head’s Shell Ring Oyster Company, chopped barbecue, and craft brews from Savannah, Georgia’s Service Brewing Company. And the best part? You’re indulging for a good cause. Now in it’s 9th year, […]

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This Miami Pop-Up Restaurant Is Taking Sustainability to a Whole New Level

If you love sushi, you need to be in Miami now—or next week, anyway.   Just in time for the February 24 kickoff of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, the coolest-ever sustainable rooftop restaurant, called PREY, is popping up at eco-conscious luxury hotel 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. The owner of Miya’s, the world’s first sustainable sushi restaurant, Chef Bun Lai will be […]

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The Two Oyster Festivals You Can’t Afford to Miss

Newsflash! The best seafood events in January are happening this weekend: the 33rd Lowcountry Oyster Festival and the 2nd Annual Alabama Oyster Social. Here’s what you need to know: 33rd Lowcountry Oyster Festival in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina How many pounds of oysters does it take to make the Lowcountry Oyster Festival the world’s largest oyster festival? Try 80,000 pounds. Yep, you read that right. 80,000 pounds. […]

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6 Winter White Finds for Your Beach House

If the cooler weather has you bound indoors, then why not give a stylish update to the place you’ll be spending most of your time this season? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite white finds that are sure to transform your beach house into a dreamy winter escape. Head south for the winter! These three places deliver luxury escapes.  Add groovy texture and a bit of glitz to […]

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Celebrate Sustainable Seafood at the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival!

Sustainable seafood: it’s what’s for dinner at Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival’s annual Sustain event at PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar on December 10. “Sustain was inspired in part by PB Catch’s sustainable practices,” says PB Catch Chef Aaron Black of the event, which is now in its fourth year. “The festival has provided us the opportunity to connect with talented chefs from […]

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This video from the Surfing Santas festival in Cocoa Beach, Florida, is EVERYTHING

Where can you find Kris Kringle Christmas Eve morning? Instead of hanging ornaments at the North Pole, he’s hanging ten in the Cocoa Beach, Florida, surf. At least that’s what more than 300 red coat– and beard-clad surfers will do as they descend on the Florida shore for the 7th annual Surfing Santas festival. What started as family fun for […]

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The Ultimate Tropical Thanksgiving

Toes in the sand and rum in your hand – that’s how they celebrate Thanksgiving at Foxy’s Tamarind Bar and Restaurant in the British Virgin Islands. And it’s how we’d like to celebrate Turkey Day, too! Imagine skipping out on sweater weather and stuffing, packing your bathing suit, and setting sail for Jost Van Dyke. Ah, paradise. The tiny island is home to white-sand beaches, […]

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