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Old 08-28-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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Thanks everyone for your recommendations on beaches close to PA. I will definately try them out next time. I decided to go to O.C. Maryland & it was terrible! It's a very overcrowded beach, no parking, not handicapped accessible at all like they say they are, & the people were very rude they would just walk right over top of you. Will not be going there again....
Yes, OC would be the most crowded of all. Very busy place. People seem to like that the rentals are so, so, less costly there.
For a quiet beach....Bethany or Fenwick Island. Wildwood in some areas.
I think if you expressed for a more quiet and peaceful place it would have been the first two beaches.
Parking is difficult at OC...We had a group of family members turn back home because of it.
Although some in the family return there because who can beat $500 per week rather then $2500!
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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Parking is difficult at OC...We had a group of family members turn back home because of it.
Although some in the family return there because who can beat $500 per week rather then $2500!
Plus much cleaner beaches and boardwalk than anywhere in NJ.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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Plus much cleaner beaches and boardwalk than anywhere in NJ.

You clearly have no clue about NJ beaches...............

Been to Sping lake, Sea Girt, Avalon. LBI ???? Beautiful CLEAN beaches.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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You clearly have no clue about NJ beaches...............

Been to Sping lake, Sea Girt, Avalon. LBI ???? Beautiful CLEAN beaches.
Out of those, I've been to Avalon...nice enough, but Maryland beaches are still nicer and better kept.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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looking 4 a cheap hotel in oc md 4 sat sun 07/2-07/3 have no reservations, 4 my husband & I we r seperated, but r trying 2 get back together, been seeing ea. other daily LOL
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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Out of those, I've been to Avalon...nice enough, but Maryland beaches are still nicer and better kept.
Just curious, what is your criteria and measurement of 'niceness' and 'better kept'? Is this beaches only?
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:54 AM
 
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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Erie Pennsylvania ...Feel the Lake Effect (http://www.visiteriepa.com/presque_isle_state_park.shtml - broken link)
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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Just curious, what is your criteria and measurement of 'niceness' and 'better kept'? Is this beaches only?
Maryland in general is cleaner than New Jersey.....plus the bay does not smell in MD like it does in NJ.....driving into the Jersey shore, especially around Wildwood, the bay smells like a sewage treatment plant. Plus OC MD is meticulous with cleaning the beaches....they run machines over the beach every night to clean up garbage.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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To each his own. There are quite a few nice, clean beaches in NJ, DE and MD. While I've enjoyed a stay in Atlantic City, Wildwood, Rehoboth, Ocean City, MD, they are not places where I would choose to vacation to enjoy 'the beach'. MY beach doesn't have a boardwalk, nor a menacing row of hotels, amusement parks, arcades, souvenir shops.
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