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Looking for good beach time

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Looking for good beach time

We are visiting Philly in June for one week and will be staying in Mt. Laurel. We would like to make a daytrip to one of the beaches and boardwalks in New Jersey but after doing some reading it seems there is a fee to get into the beaches. Am I reading that correctly?

I will be with a 2 year old and 4 year old so I am not looking for amusement park rides, entertainment, etc - we just want to spend a few hours playing in the sand and in the water.

Can anyone recommend where I can go thats within about 1 hr from Mt. Laurel?


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1. Re: Looking for good beach time

Most NJ Shore towns have beachtags. The ones that don't are listed here …wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_tag#New_Jersey_mun… In June, the ocean temps are usually still chilly for getting in. But. You may like Strathmere for a free beach, no boardwalk, a waterfront restaurant on the bay http://www.deauvilleinn.com/ And, and this is my favorite, it's breeding season for Black Skimmers conservewildlifenj.org/species/… and on Corson's Inlet, there is a bay beach park with a protected breeding ground for Black Skimmers. These birds are aggressive if you get near the breeding grounds. And they sound like you're walking through a 10'x10' room full of doggie squeaky toys. But they're amazing birds when they feed …nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photo…

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2. Re: Looking for good beach time

If you are visiting Philadelphia, it is best to stay in Philadelphia. The difference in hotel rate is more than made up for by the need for a rental car (you do not need or want a car in Philadelphia), parking, tolls, etc. In addition, you lose the convenience of being able to stop back in your hotel room if one of the kids needs a rest. You also lose out on the commuting time, and the pleasure of staying close to attractions and restaurants.

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