(Closed) In your opinion what is the best beach on the east coast?

posted 8 years ago in Travel
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would say the Delaware beaches – dont let it fool you – they are AMAZING! They have nice sand (no rocks like up north), very family friendly, lots of things to do and not far from Baltimore/Philly/DC/Annapolis. Bethany and Rehoboth are my favorite – Dewey is a little more party-oriented. I also love the Outer Banks but they are a lot more removed from the mainland!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, if you want a great “beach life” aka sun and better weather, I wouldn’t rec. anything North of Virginia Beach. That’s where I’m at and I LOVE IT! It’s a city, great beaches, great weather most the time (this winter was weird but we missed all but 1 snow storm), and the OBX are only like 45 min – 2+ hrs away depending on what part you want to go to. 

 

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

clearwater beach! usually we get the beach all year round… this year has had a colder winter.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I agree that nothing north of VA beach is going to get you a really warm sunny beach experience. I love Bethany and the Delaware beaches, but they occupy a different sort of vacation in my mind because you can’t really lay out in a bikini and enjoy the sun beating down on you and then refresh yourself with a dip in the water. It’s too cold most of the time.

My family loves going to the Outer Banks, our favorite is Emerald Isle there, in NC. It’s a lot less crowded than the rest of the Outer Banks.

If I were going to honeymoon at an east coast beach, though, I would have to go somewhere on Florida’s Gulf coast. Soft white sand beaches and clear green water, so beautiful. I enjoyed North Captiva with a bunch of friends one spring break in college, a tiny island accessible only by ferry where you get around on golf carts. That was awesome.

To choose one beach town to live in, though, I think it depends whether you like a big city or a sleepy town. Virginia Beach is a huge sprawling place with lots going on, but maybe something like Savannah is more your style.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Moving to a beach is a whole different story than vacationing at one! Alot of the beaches listed here have relatively little in the way of year-round employment.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Captiva and Sanibel Islands are beautiful!! Did you eat the Mucky Duck??

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