My wife and I camp at Edisto Beach, SC about 4-5 days a year. It's a really peaceful, non commercial place and the beach is a state park that is covered with Lager Head turtle nests. It's a beautiful spot.
IMHO, nothing beat camping and being able to hear the waves breaking on the shore while I am sleeping.
Sand gnats (No SeeUms) can really change your mind about that.