My husband, our kids, and I are visiting my husbands Grandma in baltimore this summer, in June sometime, and afterwards we are wanting to go up 4 .5 hours on the east coast for a beach vacation. i have looked into Ocean City it seems small and over commercialized , so therefore a little too crowded for our tastes I believe... Virginia beach was another idea and Sandbridge seemed alright but looking into lodging, it was hard to find something that wasnt in super crowded areas and its very expensive for places that are within walking to beach access. Something else i would be interested in is a house that isnt that close to the beach but had a great pool. Then we could do day trips to the beach and the kids would still have anytime water access. Please let me know any place within 4.5 hours of baltimore that you know of that fits us. Either close to the beach and uncrowded within a huge expense, or not so close to the beach but with a nice pool access. THANK YOU!