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Old 08-13-2009, 07:40 AM
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Post Looking for beaches close to PA

Can anyone recommend a nice getaway preferably a beach close by PA??
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:53 AM
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When I moved to PA in 1998 I picked up the statewide free tax-paid travel guide and its cover had a picture of a wide horizon beach with one person walking by. I remember thinking "What is that???" On the inside cover was the answer: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/statepar...esqueisle.aspx

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Old 08-13-2009, 07:56 AM
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I believe the closest beaches would be in NJ. Can you give more info, such as where you are traveling from and how many hours you would want to travel?

If you are looking for lakes with beaches, there is a small public beach on Lake Wallenpaupack and there is also a nice beach at Promised Land State Park.
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:59 AM
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There is a very small beach at Hickory Run State Park - but it's on a lake. Very pretty though!
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:05 AM
Location: NE PA
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The Jersey beaches are closest...I would say that Ocean City NJ and Wildwood Crest are the best spots in Jersey. But I prefer to drive the extra 45 minutes and go to Ocean City, MD. Lots of good choices in driving distance. The Delaware beaches are nice if you want somewhere quiet and laid back.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:14 AM
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Gouldsboro State Park has a large sand lakefront quite large actually... I think its the best you will do without driving 3 to 4 hrs. ...Theres always the Deleware Watergap area also...
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:55 AM
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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Ok for a "getaway" I'd stay at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, PA. They have a no charge beach.
The H2000 indoor water park. Golfing.......dining......You can have a well rounded stay.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:20 PM
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Pt. Pleasant Beach is probably the closest from the Poconos, about 2 and a half hrs. If you want to go another hour Wildwood Crest is the best beach.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:44 PM
Location: New Jersey
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I think OC, NJ is hard to beat if looking for a nice family vacation. As the kids get older, wildwood becomes attractive. If breaking away for a nice vacation away from kids, cape may NJ gets my vote.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:06 PM
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Like another had mentioned, I'd recommend Ocean City, MD over the NJ beaches. It's a bit cleaner and a little less expensive. Many of the NJ beaches (Wildwood the exception) require a daily payment to enter the beach.
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