September 4, 2014

East Coast Beaches - Cape May & Montauk

All my life I've heard how amazing the beaches in California are (and have visited a few) and I've dreamed of places like Hawaii, Fiji and other little islands with white sand beaches and crystal clear water.  I decided that the beaches in the northeast deserved a try.


We took a Saturday and headed to Montauk on the tip of Long Island.  And then I just fell in love.  The Hamptons are fancy and beautiful with large houses and celebrities everywhere.  Montauk is further out and a little more laid-back.  We stopped for a late breakfast in the surf town and then headed out to the lighthouse.





After climbing to the top of the tower, we had worked up another appetite.  Weird, I know.  We had driven by a few roadside places outside of Montauk, so we picked the one that clearly had lobster rolls.  It was a fantastic place.

amagansett

amagansett

After second lunch, we headed back towards the city taking a few of the backroads.  We will be back next summer to stay a little longer.



After the awesome day we had out on Long Island, we decided to take a day to check out the southern part of the Jersey Shore as well.  One of my favorite things is being less than 2 hours away from these beautiful places.  

We left bright and early and headed to Cape May to start the trek back north.  Cape May was absolutely beautiful.  The rip currents kind of ruined our beach day, so we didn't get to use our bathing suits, but that didn't stop us from enjoying the town.


jersey shore


jersey shore



After we left Cape May, we slowly made our way north to Atlantic City.  I didn't really take anymore pictures.  Atlantic City isn't the prettiest place in the world and I don't think we'll be making a return trip anytime soon to that specific spot on the shore.  We loved Ocean City & Cape May though.

I don't know which area I liked better, but we'll be spending weekends in both next summer to figure it out.  It's a fun mission to determine a favorite beach.

Have you been to either?  What is your favorite beach?

14 comments:

  1. Ocean City is where I grew up going, Strathmere is where we got married, and Cape May is a place I really enjoy as an adult. You hit all three! My Long Island based friends adore Montauk and it looks gorgeous there.

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  2. My husband always talks about taking the ferry to Cape May! I'm still bummed we didn't make it to any East Coast beaches this summer once again, but hopefully soon- your photos are gorgeous!

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  3. Isn't AC terrible? ha I love the southern jersey shore - but the north NJ shore will always have my heart! I've never been to Montaulk though!

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  4. The beaches of Hawaii are pretty amazing!

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  5. Gorgeous photos! i would love to visit. Those houses on the beach look so pretty! Can't even fathom how much they probably cost. lol

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  6. Love all these pics!!! Looks like the perfect little weekend!

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  7. Such pretty pictures!! I want to be in one of those colorful beach houses right now! My sister isn't too far from Ocean City so they make trips there a few times a year.. hopefully I can go with them next time! :)

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  8. oh my gosh, what gorgeous pictures! it looks amazing, and the food looks divine! yum.

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  9. So much lust for the east coast happening over here. Jealous!

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  10. I've always wanted to visit Cape May. It looks like such a quaint little beach town
    Fabulous photos :)

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  11. Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing! I want to visit more of the East Coast beaches. I have only been to Folly Beach and Myrtle Beach here in South Carolina. Montauk seems very nice.

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  12. I'm always jealous of your weekend trips! Two beautiful places from the looks of your pictures, which are awesome! Adding these to my list...

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  13. I'm all about exploring to find the best beaches! I'll have to visit Montauk sometime!

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