With a distance of just over 372 miles, Charleston, South Carolina, is the closest beach to Knoxville, Tennessee. Kiawah Island (391 miles) and Myrtle Beach (408 miles) are two other neighbouring beaches in South Carolina. The closest Gulf Coast beach is 477 miles away at Panama City, Florida.
Fort Walton Beach, Destin, and Pensacola, all in Florida, are slightly over 500 miles from Knoxville, Tennessee. It takes around 8.5 hours to drive from Knoxville to these Gulf Coast beaches. Tybee Island, Georgia, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina are slightly over 400 miles apart and take around 6.5 hours to drive from Knoxville.
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