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Where Washington-Area Beach Vacationers Travel From

The Atlantic beaches may be home to “the nation’s summer capital,” but more visitors come from places other than Washington. Here’s a breakdown of the home bases of recent buyers in and around Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, according to data provided by local real-estate agent Leslie Kopp.

Nearly half of beach-goers call DC their home, while there are more vacationers from Philadelphia, Wilmington, and South Jersey, than from Baltimore. Nine percent of out-of-towners come from the Eastern Shore and a mere four percent hail from New York City.

This article appears in our July 2015 issue of Washingtonian.

Paul O'Donnell

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