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Old 07-29-2010, 12:30 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Hi,

I'll be driving from NYC and would like to visit a nice beach for a long weekend (4 days/3 nights) next month. I'd like to limit my drive to 8 hours and my budget for hotel, food and fun is about $1,000. I'd prefer something quiet as opposed to Atlantic City.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I could be wrong, but Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is reasonably priced. Only issue is that it is about a 12 hour drive from NYC. It is busy during the summer, but mostly families vacation there.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I could be wrong, but Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is reasonably priced. Only issue is that it is about a 12 hour drive from NYC. It is busy during the summer, but mostly families vacation there.
Thanks. I'm actually looking for something a bit more peaceful than the big resort towns like Myrtle Beach, Virginia Beach or Atlantic City.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: DC
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Ever been to Cape May? It's a Victorian town on the southern tip of NJ. A lot quieter than Atlantic City and has good restaurants, hotels/B&Bs, wineries, and (of course) beaches. If you want more detailed information, just let me know, I've gone there pretty much every summer of my life!
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Ever been to Cape May? It's a Victorian town on the southern tip of NJ. A lot quieter than Atlantic City and has good restaurants, hotels/B&Bs, wineries, and (of course) beaches. If you want more detailed information, just let me know, I've gone there pretty much every summer of my life!
I've lived in New Jersey all my life, yet I've never been to Cape May.

From what I've heard though, it is a nice area and probably not as busy as other shore areas.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Midwest transplant
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You might like Fenwick Island on the border of Maryland and Delaware. There are beaches galore within reasonable distance; Bethany, Fenwick, South Bethany, Dewey, Lewes and Rehoboth. Lots of reasonable restaurants, some of the beaches are free, lots of bike and walking paths, and if it's bad weather, you can always shop the outlets!
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I've lived in New Jersey all my life, yet I've never been to Cape May.

From what I've heard though, it is a nice area and probably not as busy as other shore areas.
If you find that you don't like Cape May, you can take the ferry across Delaware Bay to Rehobeth Beach/Dewey Beach, DE. They have miles and miles of beautiful sand, a few attractions, not many people, but everything you might want for a blissful, peaceful escape.

I spent a weekend in Dewey Beach a few years ago and loved it. The Best Western I stayed at only had 2 floors of rooms and the beach was right there, about 100 yards away. Most of the time, there wasn't anyone on the beach but myself and a few locals early in the morning.
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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If you find that you don't like Cape May, you can take the ferry across Delaware Bay to Rehobeth Beach/Dewey Beach, DE. They have miles and miles of beautiful sand, a few attractions, not many people, but everything you might want for a blissful, peaceful escape.
I love the Delaware beaches, but I wouldn't say there's "not many people" there, especially on the weekend. The traffic on Route 1 and the parking situation in Rehoboth bear this out.

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I spent a weekend in Dewey Beach a few years ago and loved it. The Best Western I stayed at only had 2 floors of rooms and the beach was right there, about 100 yards away. Most of the time, there wasn't anyone on the beach but myself and a few locals early in the morning.
This had to have been off-season or weekday.

I do still like the suggestion. Just wanted to warn the poster to expect some crowds.
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Are you heading South or North? Cape Cod is nice and what I have heard from my daughter who recently went for 2 nights, is not all booked up. The had reservations in Hyannis but she saw many "vacancy" signs while there. The Maine coast is great too. Consider Reid State Park in the Bath/Brunswick area and also Popham Beach. There are also great beaches in York and Ogunquit. By the way I love taking a trip to NYC. We were there for 4 nights in May and had a great time. Temperatures were perfect as opposed to going in July or August.
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