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Looking for nice beach to visit for a weekend family trip

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Looking for nice beach to visit for a weekend family trip

We recently moved to monroe, nc and would like to visit the beach for the weekend. We know nothing about the area and nothing about which beaches are best and inexpensive places to stay on the beach. We prefer not to go to myrtle beach as we heard it is very touristy. We just want a relaxing weekend on the beach with the kids. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

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1. Re: Looking for nice beach to visit for a weekend family trip

I have been to a lot of North Carolina beaches and like Wrightsville Beach and Ocean Isle Beach best. We are going to Ocean Isle in a few weeks. The beach is wide and flat with no drop offs. Go to Ocean Isle Inn.com and check out there live webcam and see for yourself. I bet you can get a great rate if you ask. Wrightsville Beach is great too, however very pricey. Hope this helps.

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2. Re: Looking for nice beach to visit for a weekend family trip

We just returned from Carolina Beach after spending July fourth week there.What a great place for the family! There are plenty of things for the kids to do including fireworks every Thursday on the boardwalk, family movie night by the lake on Fridays. The beaches are clean and well guarded.Lots of places to eat within walking distance. The NC Aquarium is right down the road and the Ferry to Southport is only $5.00.We stayed at the Cabana Suites right on the ocean (cabanasuites.com).What a beautiful view and the condos have small kitchens which is a must have when you have kids. There were lots of families with children, not the teenager scene like some other beaches .Good luck , I don't think you will be disappointed.

Kathy and Martin from Parkton, Maryland

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3. Re: Looking for nice beach to visit for a weekend family trip

Holden is a nice family beach that isn't pricey. Carlina Beach is fairly cheap but a different atmosphere. I like Kure (just south of Carolina) but it costs a little more. The Topsail area isvery nice and not over-priced.

Other places to consider are Oak Island, Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle.

All of these beaches are within 3-5 hours of Monroe. Holden is the closest. If you have anymore questions let us know.

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