The closest beach to Knoxville, Tennessee, is located in Charleston, South Carolina, which is slightly over 372 miles away. Kiawah Island, which is 391 miles away, and Myrtle Beach, which is 408 miles away, are two further close beaches in South Carolina. The closest Gulf Coast beach is 477 miles away at Panama City, Florida.
Each of the Florida beach cities of Pensacola, Destin, and Fort Walton Beach is a little more than 500 miles away from Knoxville, Tennessee. From Knoxville, it takes 8.5 hours to get to these Gulf Shore beaches. Just over 400 miles and 6.5 hours of travel time separate Knoxville from Tybee Island, Georgia, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, respectively.