Editor's note: This article was last published in 2018 and has been updated with the most recent information.
It’s getting to be that time of year in Philly again: the sun is shining all the time now, Memorial Day is just a week away, and everyone is itching to start their summer travels.
And how great is it that Philadelphia is located smack-dab in the middle of the Jersey shore and the Delaware beaches? Best of all, many of them are right within some of the most charming coastal towns in the country, offering great architecture, boardwalks, and local shops.
In anticipation of Memorial Day Weekend, as well as all kinds of summer travel, we've picked 12 of the best beach towns to check out this month, from the picture-perfect Cape May in New Jersey to the quiet, but lovely Bethany Beach in Delaware.
All of these beach towns are within about a two hour's drive of Philadelphia, and do not include state parks. They're listed here in geographical order.
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