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View Poll Results: Best East Coast Seaside Vacation Destination
Maine Coast 5 18.52%
Cape Cod/Marthas Vineyard/Nantucket 5 18.52%
Long Island/Hamptons/Montauk 1 3.70%
Jersey Shore 6 22.22%
Delaware/Maryland Seashore (RB & OC) 1 3.70%
Virginia Beach 1 3.70%
North Carolina Outer Banks 5 18.52%
South Carolina Grand Stand/Myrtle Beach 3 11.11%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-06-2012, 04:12 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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What is your favorite East Coast Seaside Destination? Select one from Maine down to the Carolinas. Sorry if I don't get in every single nook and cranny (leaving Florida out, class of its own) so I'll get the ones with the most notoriety. What features make it your favorite (seafood selection, beaches, nautical character, boardwalks etc...)

Maine's Rocky Coast
Cape Cod/Martha’s Vineyard /Nantucket
Long Island/Hamptons/Montauk
Jersey Shore
Delaware/Maryland Seashore (RB & OC)
Virginia Beach
NC Outer Banks
SC Grand Stand/Myrtle Beach
Georgia's Islands (Jeckyll, St Simon, etc...)

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Old 01-06-2012, 04:24 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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just realized I left GA coast off the poll, hopefully I don't get lamb basted for it, I know they're pretty nice. Mods take notice if they can be added.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:54 AM
 
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I like the Outer Banks for it's unspoiled characteristics as well as the fact one can actually find great fresh seafood there. The Jersey Shore (particularly South Jersey) is freaky in that there are few seafood restaurants and none of quality. There are tons of Philly Cheesesteak or Pizza options however which one typically doesn't seek out in 90 degree heat while at the beach, unless you're down from Philly I guess.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Hilton Head down to Cumberland Island.......
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Of those listed I've been to The Jersey Shore (South Jersey), DE and MD beaches, Virginia Beach, Cape Cod and Hamptons/Montauk and enjoy all of them.

Even though I've never been there, from pictures alone I'd put The Outerbanks as my favorite. Plan on visiting there as soon as the weather gets nicer.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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You also forgot RI (Newport, Narragansett) and CT (Old Saybrook, Mystic, Stonington).

Of those listed, I'd take OBX. If you threw in what I added above, I'd take Narragansett.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Cap - Good idea for a thread. I actually have two favorites, as they are both so different. Every fall, we love to explore the rocky Maine Coast, which is incomparable, and I made that my selection:







In summer, however, nothing beats a long weekend at the Delaware beaches. Rehoboth is the quintessential east coast resort town:


All sizes | View of the Rehoboth Boardwalk | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cellphonesusie/5843420935/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


All sizes | Rehoboth Beach Stars | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/anthonyia/6063508148/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: The City
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I like the Outer Banks for it's unspoiled characteristics as well as the fact one can actually find great fresh seafood there. The Jersey Shore (particularly South Jersey) is freaky in that there are few seafood restaurants and none of quality. There are tons of Philly Cheesesteak or Pizza options however which one typically doesn't seek out in 90 degree heat while at the beach, unless you're down from Philly I guess.

OBX is getting pretty developed unless north of Duck or South of Kitty Hawk

Honestly to me the food in OBX is mostly a disapointment, though have been there a few times and thoroughly enjoy it (Just wish the drive wasnt so long, 7 hours yuk); especially what you get for your money.

In terms of seafood at the Jersey Shore, you must not have been looking very hard though a cheesesteak is probably easier to find.


My two Favs are the Jersey Shore; my summer home. And like to visit OBX every year or so (preferably South of Salvo).

Give some props to Stone Harbor and Cape May on the South Jersey shore.

Cape May Lighthouse | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/somenametoforget/3360990556/ - broken link)

Cape May is a Victorian Treasure on the Jersey Shore | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7355435@N04/852692706/ - broken link)

Cape May Surfer | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sir_tombo/6142631984/ - broken link)

Cape May Beach | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmf_photography/4713233960/ - broken link)

fausts sill2-800 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justingaynor/207795565/ - broken link)
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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All of those of good, it really depends on your taste. I think New Jersey offers the most variety of different kinds of beaches though.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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Maine, It has Rocky and sandy Coastline over short areas of Coastline, as it varies greatly.
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