Dear PoP

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Hi PoP,

I’ve been in DC for about a year now and am looking for a beach to go to with some friends that is closer than 2 hours away. I grew up on an island and miss being able to hop on my bike and spend the afternoon at the beach.

Where do the DC’ers go for a day of sun and surf? So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Beach Bound

Dear Beach Bound,

I feel you beach bound. I too grew up on an island and miss the days of being 15 minutes away from the beach. I never thought I’d say that I miss Strong Island… As you may have figured out by now traffic leaving DC to the beach can be brutal and thus makes a two hour journey challenging. The popular spots of Delaware and New Jersey as well as the fun Assateague Island, MD are sadly well over two hours away. The only place I have found that is only a bit over an hour away from DC is Solomons Island, MD. There aren’t too many beaches and technically you need a pass for many but it’s generally not a problem. Unfortunately, in my experience Washingtonians looking only for a day of fun in the sun and water go to a friend’s pool. Weekend trips on the other hand are a totally different story.

Good luck,

This is a great question, I’m looking forward to hearing other’s suggestions. Are there any good beaches near Annapolis? Where is a good place to go to the beach that is less than two hours from DC?

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