eelhc wrote:Been to the outer banks... Beaches are nice but the area is kind of overbuilt with generic Mcmansion type beach houses and I still cant escape fellow New Yorkers. It is a good spot for families.
We were down near the end a few miles North of where you get the ferry for Ocrakoke, it was "rural" type setting if there is any such thing.
Chincoteague is nice too but you really need a boat for that and proabaly someone to show you the ropes. They have a beach there but I don't think there is any places to rent on the beach. If you have a boat lots of great activities like clamming, crabbing fishing etc. They have the wild horses there too and if you can get place to stay for that weekend have the annual festival where they cross them over the water.
Assateague which is South of Ocean City is really nice but you have to camp, you're camping right on the beach. Might be an idea to split it between Ocean City and there. Be aware the flies/mosquitoes can be really bad on both Assateague and Chincoteague. Best time to go there to avoid the bugs and crowds is late September and early October. Still warm enough to swim.