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View Poll Results: What would you say is the Cape Cod of the South?
Delmarva Pennisula 3 7.89%
Outter Banks 16 42.11%
Florida Keys 11 28.95%
Another place (specify in your post) 8 21.05%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-09-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Key West!?! Why? How? What!?!

Door County, yes. Key West is too......pastel.
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:09 AM
 
Location: on an island
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My choices:

St. Simon's Island, Georgia

or

That little stretch of heaven known as the Florida Panhandle, between Destin and the western border of Panama City (Not Panama City itself, mind you).
Stretch it further east and it will actually resemble Cape Cod a lot more, because of the historic architecture of Apalachicola. (No outlet malls, either.)

I choose Amelia Island. I grew up spending summer vacations on Nantucket.
Amelia feels like a southern-fried Cape Cod.


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d132/Capresesalad/IMG_3996.jpg (broken link)
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:36 AM
 
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I opted for The Outer Banks (not outter) as it is the closest place I know of that even begins to resemble Cape Cod.

Cape Cod is unique and trying to call anywhere else "The Cape Cod of......." is akin to calling anyplace else "The New York City of....".

And how can there be a "Cape" anything in the midwest? Don't you need an ocean
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:16 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Cape Cod is unique and trying to call anywhere else "The Cape Cod of......." is akin to calling anyplace else "The New York City of....".
Good point, Uncle.
But these comparisons often crop up; fair or not, it's human nature to compare, contrast, and categorize.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: The South
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Seaside and Watercolor, Florida
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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St. Simon's Island, Georgia
This is the answer. The thread can be closed.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I agree...of anywhere on the southeast coast that I've visited, SSI feels the most like a town on the Cape. Delightful place.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:29 AM
 
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Good point, Uncle.
But these comparisons often crop up; fair or not, it's human nature to compare, contrast, and categorize.
I've been to Cape Cod. Maybe it should be called the St. Simons of the northeast, because it really has been surpassed. Southerners have made beach living into a gracious art form.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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I've been to Cape Cod. Maybe it should be called the St. Simons of the northeast, because it really has been surpassed. Southerners have made beach living into a gracious art form.
Well said cpg. It's kind of like when they call Budapest or Prague the "Paris of the East."
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Everyone calls Door County the Cape Cod of the Midwest, now what would you say is the Cape Cod of the South?
Hilton Head.
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