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Old 07-19-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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We went to Chesapeake Beach last weekend and were very disappointed. It was muddy and shallow and crowded. I guess we can check this one off the list because we will not be coming back there.
This leaves OC and De beaches.

Thanks for all the input and tips. I am a little disappointed that the beaches are so far away from us, but we love everything else around here (so far).

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Old 07-19-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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You should take a trip to the Eastern Shore and just check out St.Michael's and Oxford as well as Easton. Oxford has a very small little beach,it isn't much,but I use to love to take my children there just to walk and look for shells. There is a really nice,shaded park area also to sit and have a picnic or just watch the boats on the water.
St.Michael's is more touristy with lots of little shops,restaurants... you can walk in the harbor area but really no beach to visit there.

Easton has a great downtown area with some nice shopping and great restaurants!
The entire "mid-shore" area of the Eastern Shore is beautiful!
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:30 AM
 
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We went to Chesapeake Beach last weekend and were very disappointed. It was muddy and shallow and crowded. I guess we can check this one off the list because we will not be coming back there.
This leaves OC and De beaches.

Thanks for all the input and tips. I am a little disappointed that the beaches are so far away from us, but we love everything else around here (so far).

OC and DE beaches water is not like South Florida waters or the Caribbean, some what clear, warm etc.. If that's what you're looking for, the closest thing will be Myrtle Beach, where I'll be one week from today.

In DE, check out Lewes or Gordons Pond, they're less crowded, nice waves but the water is still a bit murky.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:32 AM
 
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Personally I've found Cape Henlopen State Park to be the nicest beach in this area, and also the easiest beach to get to. Because it's a park, much like the bay beaches, it's un-commercialized.

Dewey is a frat-boy town with lots of bars. Not sure what to compare it to in Jersey, maybe Seaside Heights? Lewes is a quaint town known more for antiquing than the beach (there is no town beach there, only Cape Henlopen Park). I guess it would be somewhat comparable to Cape May in Jersey.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:14 AM
 
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If you haven't heard by now, here's the low down. Southern Md. is a great (close for you) place to visit. I lived in Baltimore 30 years and never heard of Matoaka Beach cabins. Moved to Allentown, Pa. & new wife liked camping and fossil hunting. We discovered Matoaka and the rest is history. It is a dream come true. We're preparing to visit for the last week in August. If I were as close as you we'd be there every weekend. Try it, you'll love it.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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Go to OCMD. The Maryland beaches put the Jersey shore to shame. You get the best of both worlds around OC....the boardwalk etc in Ocean City along with nice clean beaches, and if you want nice quiet scenic beaches, Assateague is minutes away.
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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Default Maryland beaches

Thanks again for so many good suggestions.
We are not picky about the color of ocean water. However, the color of the bay just seemed too murky (?).

We still miss being about an hour drive to the NJ shore. We found a little place that was quite and relatively clean and not too expensive. We are still hoping to find that here too. Hopefully not too far from SP.

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