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Memorial Day Travel: Best U.S. Beaches For A Barbecue (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted: Updated: 05/17/2012 7:43 am

Perhaps nothing is more associated with Memorial Day than a good old fashioned barbecue to kick off the warm summer months. While these are usually the domain of intrepid dads on their backyard Webers, the beach can make an excellent backdrop for those burgers and dogs.

Looking for the perfect beach? Travel Channel stars Andrew Zimmern, Samantha Brown and Bert Kreischer share their favorites from The Hamptons, which is "pretty darn glorious" according to Zimmern, to Maui for a luau, because "you have to do it" says Brown.

Learn about the trio's favorites above, then share your favorite beaches for a barbecue in the slideshow below!

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  • Folly Beach, South Carolina

    Associate Editor Paul Brady <a href="http://www.gadling.com/2011/07/20/folly-beach-south-carolina-the-countrys-greatest-fourth-of-ju/" target="_hplink">spent last Fourth of July in Folly Beach</a>, and still thinks it's the best for a BBQ. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/timparkinson/4938031514/" target="_hplink">timparkinson</a>/Flickr

  • Fort Clinch State Park, Florida

    <a href="http://www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch/activities.cfm#31" target="_hplink">Fort Clinch</a> is great for exploring -- it is a historic fort after all -- and enjoying a nosh by the beach afterwards, says Assistant Editor Rebecca Dolan. Bonus: The grills are already there for you.

  • Muir Beach, California

    Muir beach offers not only a beautiful view of the pacific, but access to the towering redwoods of Muir Woods, says Associate Editor Andrew Burmon. And the local brews served at the Pelican Inn, a nearby english-style pub, are great. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/maureendidde/5059759164/" target="_hplink">maureen lunn</a>/Flickr

  • Midland Beach, Staten Island

    When it's time to fire up the grill, Community Editor Annemarie Dooling heads to Midland Beach, which has a jaw dropping view of the Verrazano Bridge, fishing spots, a locally run kayaking program, and playgrounds and parks for families - as well as barbecue areas.

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