Monday, July 14, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Beaches

It is July and we are in the height of the summer vacation season. Summer travel on the east coast typically means that folks are heading to the beaches. If you look for information on the “best” beaches in the mid-Atlantic, the lists will vary somewhat. But some of the same beaches pop up on every list.

  • New York – Rockaway Beach, Main Beach, and of course, Coney Island.
  • New Jersey – Cape May, Wildwood Beach, and Stone Harbor
  • Delaware – Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach
  • Maryland – Ocean City, Assateague Island, and Sandy Point
  • Virginia –Chincoteague Island
  • North Carolina –  the many beaches on the Outer Banks

Some of these beaches are quiet settings with the main attraction being the sand and waves while other beaches are more festive experiences complete with boardwalks, carnival rides, and food stands every few steps.

Beaches are wonderful places for family vacations.  Katiecolette, on Squidoo, gives us great suggestions for activities with children while visiting the Outer Banks area. In addition to the Wright Brothers National Memorial, she gives us a list of at least 10 other things to do or see with your children as well as things to bring and places to stay.

LensbyLisa takes us with her and her family to the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey.  I have never had a Polish Water Ice while on a boardwalk, but I want one now.

Last but not at all least, Angelatvs enchants us with the tale of horseshoe crab number 270130.  We learn both of his story and of crab life in general. Thank you Angelatvs for sharing this with us.

If you are looking for a beach vacation, turn your eyes east and see what we have to offer in the mid-Atlantic.

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  1. I've never visited the beaches along the East Coast. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh, I do love the beaches, Dawn Rae! I lived in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, with the sand my back yard. It was totally awesome. Now I live a block from the beach in Florida. I hope you get time away from work to enjoy a seaside day or two!

    1. Oh, I just had to return to thank you for sharing the horseshoe crab link. What an interesting and educational article!

  3. Would love to do some birding at Cape May. Right now I'll take any beach. It just doesn't seem like summer without a trip to the beach. Sure do miss my backyard beach on Padre Island.

  4. I am ready for a vacation and the beach sounds like the perfect suggestion! I would love to explore all of these beach areas and their fun activities.

  5. We are planning to visit the New Jersey coast in August. I'm looking forward to photographing lighthouses along the shoreline. Thanks for your information.

  6. I've been to Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City along the Mid-Atlantic coast. :) Now my beach is a bit further south -- along the Georgia coast outside Savannah (Tybee Island). LOVE beaches, as it is apparent many do.

  7. Angelatvs's story of the horseshoe crab enchanted me. I've never visited the beaches of the East Coast, but would love to one day. Thanks for sharing your finds!

  8. I've been to the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz but never on the east coast. Nice list to plan for a beach trip!


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