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Old 03-06-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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I am from Ohio and want to take my family to the beach this summer .My kids have never been to the beach or on vacation..... so I really am worried about finding the perfect place to take them. i have looked into everything in North carolina,South Carolina and Virginia Please give me some advice .....I want plenty to do but not lots of crowds . I plan on going in the end of july. My kids are 14,12, AND 6.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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That is a tough request Myrtle has plenty to do, the last time I was there during the summer season the beach was so crowded that people were in lines, we go to Myrtle off season because of the crowds. I would go to Ocean Isle, you can enjoy the beach and then pick a day and go to Myrtle for the day. It would be an hour away. Maybe could find away to go by boat as well. And Wilmington is very close to Ocean Isle and has plenty to do.
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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When I lived in NC, I liked to stay in condos in Garden City, one of the communities south of Myrtle Beach (the other direction from Ocean Isle). There's also Surfside Beach, which you might check out as a center of operation. At that time, it was a smaller community but still close to Myrtle Beach ... but as Connie says, summer is always crowded.

For side trips, I'd suggest checking out Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens (20 miles south of Myrtle Beach), and Charleston SC (about a hundred miles south -- well worth a long day trip), and of course Wilmington NC (about 75 miles north). For seafood, Murrell's Inlet is always fun.
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:45 PM
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I would look on Emerald Isle. It is up near Morehead City, and I believe the water is better. Hope you have a good trip.

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