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Old 09-12-2016, 12:39 PM   #1
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Jersey Shore?

Hi:

Every other year we travel with another family, so we're looking ahead to our vacation in summer 2017. We've rented homes twice in the Outer Banks. I wouldn't mind doing this again, but the other family would like to try the Jersey Shore.

Does anyone have any thoughts on areas to try or to avoid? My husband was thinking maybe down near Wildwood or Cape May. Our kids would be ages 16-22.

Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks!

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I have not vacationed on the Jersey shore but my adult son (and professional wildlife biologist) loves the Cape May area. It has lots of birds and interesting wildlife.
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Cape May is a lovely town. Ocean City, NJ is quite popular with my friends. It is a dry town, so it tends to be family oriented. You can definitely check out the other towns if you stay there.
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Stone Harbor is just above Cape May and is a very nice beach town, with a lovely downtown area with shops, restaurants, movies and mini golf. Home rentals generally run Saturday to Saturday. If you want any additional information, feel free to message me - it's been my family's vacation spot since I can remember! It's an easy drive to Cape May or Wildwood if you want to enjoy either of those towns for a day or evening.

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Thanks everyone! We've searched high & low for the same type of vacation rental we've had in the Outer Banks (single family home, with pool/hot tub, at least across the street from the beach). Jersey shore seems to be all condos or at least that's all I can find in our price range. Tried Virginia Beach (condos again) & Sandbridge, VA (seems too quiet!). We've decided to go back to the Outer Banks again. We've already found 4 great houses - now just have to make our choice!
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Thanks everyone! We've searched high & low for the same type of vacation rental we've had in the Outer Banks (single family home, with pool/hot tub, at least across the street from the beach). Jersey shore seems to be all condos or at least that's all I can find in our price range. Tried Virginia Beach (condos again) & Sandbridge, VA (seems too quiet!). We've decided to go back to the Outer Banks again. We've already found 4 great houses - now just have to make our choice!
Not gonna find that type of house at the Jersey shore (with a pool and hot tub). There are single houses but not those big ones you'll find in OBX. I personally love the beaches in Delaware....you'll find bigger houses esp near cape henlopen or fenwick island, but still not ones with their own pool/hot tub.....thats why so many people around here go to obx.
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Hi Dina:

yes, we checked areas of Delaware too, but no luck finding what we were hoping for. It's back to OBX for us. It's not that we didn't like it, just thought we would try something new. Thanks!

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Cape May area is just unbelievable! I was absolutely fascinated by it and honestly I never heard anybody complaining for picking up this place for a vacation. Everybody likes it
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Growing up, we spent our summers at Wildwood Crest. We loved it! The beaches are wide and clean. Cape May is close by. You will absolutely fall in love with that part of the Jersey Shore.
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