I am trying to help a friend in France plan a vacation in late-July/early-August. They will be here for a month (lucky French), flying in to NYC on 7/20, spending time in the city, and then up through New England into Canada. Before they fly out of NYC on 8/15, they want to spend a week at the beach. Right now their plan is to come all the way down to the Outer Banks of NC. Of course, I love the Outer Banks, but I'm trying to convince her that she's crazy to try to cover so much ground. I'm going to suggest that they take a place on the Jersey Shore, but have NO IDEA where to recommend. As noted in the title of this post, they are a family of four with a 9-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl.