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What is surf like at Emerald Isle/Atlantic Beac h areas?

Eldersburg, MD
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What is surf like at Emerald Isle/Atlantic Beac h areas?

We're planning a vacation this July with our 9 and 12 year old kids. How rough is surf? Is it generally swimable for kids? Are there lifeguards at most beaches? Also, are there usually many jellyfish in July?

Thanks so much!

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1. Re: What is surf like at Emerald Isle/Atlantic Beac h areas?

I was there last July, and the surf was pretty calm except for the day after some major thunderstorms. I would think it would be fine for a 9 and 12-year-old. We did not see any jellyfish in the water; we did see a couple dead ones on the beach. There were no lifeguards where we were (the Salter Path area), but there may be some in the more populated areas.

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2. Re: What is surf like at Emerald Isle/Atlantic Beac h areas?

Thanks for your reply. It was very helpful.

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