Louisiana is home to a host of great attractions located throughout the state. Museums, Dixieland jazz clubs, tasty Cajun cuisine, and the historical French Quarter of New Orleans are a few of the top attractions. Diverse and rich, many natural areas in the state, such as the Mississippi Valley and its rich marshlands, are some of the most beautiful regions drawing tourists on vacations. One of the most appealing attractions of all are the beaches where many Louisiana beach hotels cater to thousands of tourists each year.
The Cajun Tide Beach Resort (pictured), located on Grand Isle, Louisiana, is one of the best choices in Louisiana beach hotels. Wide sandy beaches flanked by the Gulf of Mexico are the main attraction here with sloping dunes and sea grasses creating a view to remember. Fishing, crabbing, hunting, swimming, and beach combing are a few of the best recreational activities available to guests. Numerous barbeque pits offer places for boiling crabs and frying up fish caught fresh from the ocean. A screened-in fish cleaning room and cook room make this an ideal place for anglers looking for a family retreat. Fishing charters and boat tours can easily be arranged, as it is at many beach hotels in Louisiana. Comfortable rooms filled with plenty of convenient amenities make a stay here a great choice for beach-seeking tourists.
Around Lake Charles and North Beach Louisiana beachfront lodging can easily be found. Lake Charles has the nicest beach in the state hands down, and the only white sand beach too. Separated from New Orleans by less than two hours, Louisiana beach hotels in this area have the added bonus of presenting many day trip opportunities for visitors. Or, visitors can travel to these popular beach areas from the city, enjoying some respite from the busy urban environment. In the summer months, the Lake Charles/North Beach area receives a huge influx of visitors, making it difficult to arrange last-minute hotel plans. When planning a beach vacation, be sure to book hotel rooms well in advance.
Cypremort Point Beach in St. Mary County is another popular beach retreat offering plenty of water sports, great fishing, boating opportunities, and many other water-related activities. Beach hotels in Louisiana in this area include some well-known hotel chains such as Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Best Western, and Ramada Inn. Many of these hotels offer Louisiana beachfront lodging while others are a short distance from the water and more affordable for budget travelers who don't mind a short jaunt to the beach.
Though fairly devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, many of the main tourist areas and surrounding infrastructure have been rebuilt and reopened to visitors. Tourism is once again booming and beach hotels in Louisiana are open for business again. Along the Cajun Riviera there is a good selection of Louisiana beachfront lodging ideal for sunbathing, boating, fishing, and much more. Louisiana beach resorts offer well-equipped accommodation and many superb services perfect for spending a few days or entire vacations.