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Mar 26th, 2000, 07:27 PM
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bobc
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affordable, uncrowded east coast family beach vacation in july?

looking for a place to go in july 2000 with our kids ages 4 and 10. we like a condo complex or resort with a pool and a nice beach,but dont want to break the bank! dont want florida. any suggestions?
 
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Mar 27th, 2000, 04:55 AM
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try outer banks,nc
 
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Mar 27th, 2000, 05:21 AM
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We live in N.C., and our favorite beaches are Topsail and Sunset Beach. They both are very quiet and family oriented. We're renting a house on the beach at Topsail this year (www.topsail-realty.com) and maybe they would have some condo units to offer. Let me know if you'd like more specific info.
 
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Mar 27th, 2000, 09:39 AM
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south carolina-..
 
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Mar 27th, 2000, 06:42 PM
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I have to suggest Long Beach Island, New Jersey. great big beaches, lots of family activities.

 
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Mar 28th, 2000, 05:34 PM
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check out ocean isle.nc. its wonderful and close to myrtle beach restaurants!
 
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Mar 28th, 2000, 07:51 PM
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I should add that i doubt any of these resort areas are going to be affordable in July... it is prime time for family vacations...similar to saying you'd like to find a bargain in the caribbean during presidents week. it might happen, but would take some effort and some luck.
 
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Mar 29th, 2000, 04:29 AM
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I would suggest the Carolinas. The beaches in New Jersey are very crowded that time of year and more costly than the Carolinas. You probably need to start making reservation soon.
 
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Mar 29th, 2000, 01:04 PM
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Try Virginia Beach. My family went every summer when I was a child, and it was great. There is a place called the Mai Kai at 57th St and Atlantic Avenue - it's one block from the beach (across the main road - Atlantic Avenue), has a pool and laundry on site, and they have both 1 and 2 bedroom units with 1 or 2 baths and full kitchens. Virginia Beach is very family friendly, Williamsburg is just an hour away (historic Wmsburg, Bush Gardens, great outlet shopping), plus lots of museums in the Va. Bch/Norfolk area in case it rains. The Mai Kai is nice because it's about 30 blocks north of "the strip", and is in the middle of the "North End," the residential part of the beach. It's affordable (people stayed there for my wedding a few years ago...) and seems to meet all your needs.

Good luck!

Ruth
 
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Mar 29th, 2000, 04:23 PM
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A few years ago we stayed at Seabrook Island, SC and we LOVED it. Seabrook is right next to its big brother, Kiawah, but was much less expensive and less populated as well. It was absolutely gorgeous. Wide, empty beaches. We found sand dollars, lots of hermit crabs (your kids would love them) and we stayed in a townhome which wasn't ocean front, but came with bikes. 3br, 1bath, grill, bikes, beach chairs, a huge screened in porch, all for about $700/week in July (but again, that was a few years ago). It remains one of my most favorite beaches on the east coast. Outer Banks would be a close second.
 
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Mar 30th, 2000, 08:24 PM
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thanks to all for the info! if anyone else has suggestions, please respond! bob
 
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Apr 2nd, 2000, 07:47 PM
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May I suggest the outer banks of North Carolina? I live in North Carolina and I never get tired of the uncrowded coast of north carolina. This is the beach as God intended.
 
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Apr 3rd, 2000, 08:30 AM
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No one has mentioned New England...are you opposed to New England?
 
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Apr 3rd, 2000, 03:57 PM
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Nags Head, North Carolina, was a prime place about 15 years ago. Maybe it still is. Rehobeth is good but perhaps too pricey.
 
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Apr 4th, 2000, 07:13 PM
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pete: not opposed to new england!! any suggestions? by the way, we live in ohio,so the distance is appox. the same. bob
 
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Apr 5th, 2000, 04:36 PM
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I will throw in a vote for New England. Carolina might be a bit warm in July. The beaches in Maine like Ogunquit (softest sand you will ever step foot on) and others (like Kennebunkport where you can see Bush's vacation home) are fantastic. You will be able to eat lobster right at the docks in a wonderful New England setting. See Cider House Rules for a feeling of the area. Could also drive up to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park for a really special experience. Stop in Booth Bay Harbor on the way up there. Could also check out Mt. Washington on the way there or back.
 
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Apr 5th, 2000, 06:34 PM
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I agree with the vote for NE - York, Ocgunquit and Kennebunkport are beautiful with Ocq. being more quaint in my opinion. It's only about 1 1/2 hours north of Logan. Camden, ME is also nice; further north, but I've only been in the fall so I don't know about their beaches. Acadia is incredible; rocky coastline and wilderness, but it's quite a drive and Bar Harbor isn't a must-see - too touristy. Southwest Harbor is amazing with the only fjiord in North America - to my knowledge. Now, I wasn't a geography major so feel free to correct me on that and my spelling, as well. Have a great vacation! Oh, if you go to Acadia and SW Harbor, take a sail on the Rachel B. Jackson! Now, look under NY and give me some advice on my trip
 
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