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Old 01-22-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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We are thinking about looking into going for spring Break, which for us is the middle of April. Can anyone give me advice on where to stay and what the weather is like that time of year. I looked at averages but hard to tell if that is swimming weather or not. We have 2 little ones 5 & 1 if that makes any difference where we stay.
Thanks in advance,
Missy
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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We are thinking about looking into going for spring Break, which for us is the middle of April. Can anyone give me advice on where to stay and what the weather is like that time of year. I looked at averages but hard to tell if that is swimming weather or not. We have 2 little ones 5 & 1 if that makes any difference where we stay.
Thanks in advance,
Missy
Missy, the water will still be very cold in April, this is the Atlantic remember However, many condo's come with their own pools, which might be warm enough to get into, depending on the weather at that time. Some April we warm right up, some we are still a bit chilly. Have you considered going a bit further south, say Charleston? The Outer Banks sits out off of deep waters - the waters near Charleston are warmer.
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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thanks for the reply lovesmountains, I think we will look at other options since pools don't open until the week we would be leaving.
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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thanks for the reply lovesmountains, I think we will look at other options since pools don't open until the week we would be leaving.
Missy, I can tell you my sister and her hubby once stayed at a nice place in Mrytle Beach (whose name escapes me at the moment) in March BECAUSE they had a young son to entertain and this place had a lazy river inside! You might want to try looking for places like that
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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We are thinking about looking into going for spring Break, which for us is the middle of April. Can anyone give me advice on where to stay and what the weather is like that time of year. I looked at averages but hard to tell if that is swimming weather or not. We have 2 little ones 5 & 1 if that makes any difference where we stay.
Thanks in advance,
Missy

I know I stayed in a rental in Avon that had a heated pool and many others do provide this option. Yes you will pay a little more to have this option turn on and make sure they turn it on least week before your rental so the water will be heated up. But IMO the area all up the seaboard from Charleston up north will receive Northern Atlantic currents and winds so pack accordingly.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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I would never take Myrtle Beach over the Outer Banks, just stay south on Hatteras Island and stay at a place with a pool. The Outer Banks in the spring is wonderful. Keep in mind I live on the Outer Banks and am prejudiced.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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I would never take Myrtle Beach over the Outer Banks, just stay south on Hatteras Island and stay at a place with a pool. The Outer Banks in the spring is wonderful. Keep in mind I live on the Outer Banks and am prejudiced.
Hey, I hear ya, and I don't disagree. But they've got two young kids to entertain so Myrtle Beach might be a better fit.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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You may want to consider getting past the Hatteras Bight for warm waters.OBX is still feeling the affects of the cooler Labrador Current.
A couple of years ago I posted here at CD about April water temperatures. There is always one week during that month that temps. jump dramtaically. Below is the sea surface map I posted back then to highlight this.
But again-For warmer waters in April-Go south of Hatteras.

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Old 01-24-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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I would never take Myrtle Beach over the Outer Banks, just stay south on Hatteras Island and stay at a place with a pool. The Outer Banks in the spring is wonderful. Keep in mind I live on the Outer Banks and am prejudiced.
With 2 kids and water too cold to go into? There is basically nothing in/around the Hatteras area - sorry I like the outer banks but IMO this is bad advice. Myrtle Beach has TONS more to do..
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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Myrtle Beach in April is not a great idea with young kids. This is spring break as you said and every high school youth and many college students will be there to party. I love Mrytle Beach but there are a few times to avoid the area, Bike Week, High School Spring Break and College Spring Break.
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