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Best beaches or resorts on the East Coast ?

worcs
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Best beaches or resorts on the East Coast ?

This summer, planning to spend a week in New York and then moving on to a coastal resort or town to enjoy the sun and relax...any recommendations ?

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1. Re: Best beaches or resorts on the East Coast ?

What kind of activity or atmosphere do you want on your beach holiday?? Also how warm? How far do y want to travel, will you have a car? The east coast of USA has a tremendous variety of coastal communities, all of which have something to recommend them, but wildly different in terms of accomodations, activities, tourist attractions, crowds and humidity! Everything from a quaint, quiet, coastal Maine with its rugged beauty, the Hamptons, with its own reputation, the Jersey shore with everything from honky tonk Wildwood to Victorian Spring Lake or Cape May.

The southern beaches will be hotter and much more humid, depending on when you are coming, but the N Carolina beaches are great, and the South Carolina beaches have that southern charm. Not all communities have large"resorts" though, so you need to think about the accomodations you would desire as well.

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There are quite a few great beaches but few if any beach "resorts" within a few hours of nyc. A lot depends on your budget and what you're looking for (how fancy). This question has also been asked a lot so if you do a text search for beach resorts or nyc and beach you'll find a number of previous threads. The Hamptons and Montauk at the end of Long Island are very popular with beautiful beaches but not that many hotels--more inns/b & b's or motels and cottages. If you want a real beach resort, depending on when you're coming and your budget, you might want to get on a plane and go somewhere like Bermuda or Florida or the Caribbean.

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3. Re: Best beaches or resorts on the East Coast ?

What about the Jersey Shore

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4. Re: Best beaches or resorts on the East Coast ?

Lots of wonderful choices listed above and depends on what

you are looking for and your budget. I would also recommend

Wellfleet, Eastham, Touro,and Provincetown on CapeCod

where cottage/motel rentals with kitchens on or near

the beach range in price from relatively reasonable

to luxury.

worcs
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5. Re: Best beaches or resorts on the East Coast ?

Thanks for all your ideas !....i'll go and do a bit of research !

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As has been said there are very nice beaches on Cape Cod and other parts of New England. One caution -the water in that part of the world tends to be freesing, even in August.

Which doesn't mean you can't swim there, but it can be a shock. It's better to plunge in than to wade!

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Outer Banks of North Carolina....Duck up to the boundary of Virginia have beautiful beach homes you can rent by the week. Corolla Light is especially nice.

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8. Re: Best beaches or resorts on the East Coast ?

also check out Ocean City, MD

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