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Beaches in Delmarva, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Outer Banks, NC

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One of the largest and most exciting beach scenes in the entire United States may be found along the coasts of North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. These areas serve not only the locals, but are magnets for visitors from around the world.

North Carolina offers a tremendously diverse set of beaches where the atmosphere varies as greatly as the diversity of the activities one finds. History buffs will love the remote and scenic lighthouses and stories from around the Cape Hatteras area. The narrow band of barrier islands known as the Outer Banks offers nature trails and bird refuges for the environmentalist in all of us.
The winds are gusty here, so be sure to bring a kite; either to fly while your feet are planted on the ground, or to pull you up and over the waves on your surf board.

The southern beaches, like Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach State Park and Bald Head Island Beach, are on North Carolina's “Golf Coast,” so if you love that sport, you'll have an ample choice of where to play. On the other hand, the beaches will provide you with a great place to relax shouldyour day on the links leave you somewhat stressed.

Virgina's motto is “Virginia is for Lovers,” and no one could argue that the state's beaches aren't among the most beautiful and varied in the world. Action lovers should head over to the famous and fabulous Virginia Beach where you can bike along the three mile board walk, or stay in one of the many hotels lining the shore. The nearby streets are packed with fun activities designed to keep the whole family entertained from the moment they leave the sand.

Those who prefer a quieter time will want to make their way out to Virginia's Eastern Shore and to Assateague and Chincoteague islands. There are some great B&Bs, craft galleries, and unique museums here. Come ready to hop on bicycle or take a hike, and be on the lookout for the famous wild ponies roaming the area.

If you're going to Maryland, then you must stop in Ocean City where there's something for everyone regardless of age. Carnival rides, water slides, and mini-golf await just steps from the broad sandy beaches. But the kids aren't the beaches' only clientele. You'll see golfers, fishermen, and retired folk out and about on the boardwalk in the early mornings.

The beautiful wide beaches extend beyond Ocean City into Delaware, where you can find the family friendly Bethany Beach, as well as many much quieter beaches in Lewes.

Beaches in Richmond, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, North Carolina's Outer Banks

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