The Margate area has been a popular vacation spot with families from throughout the Philadelphia area, New Jersey and New York for many generations (including Ryan’s family). It is common to see 3 generations of families enjoying these walkable beach communities that include Ventnor, Margate, Longport and just over the bridge, Somers Point and Ocean City.
You can spend your days here being active by riding bikes, walking the world famous Boardwalk, swimming in the Ocean, go for a bike ride or simply relax on the clean beaches. Amazing restaurants are in abundance as are activities for kids and adults.
If you have younger children there are a variety of local day camps they can attend while your son attends Summer Trip Camp.
There are many rental homes available at a variety of price points. The majority of home owners here do not advertise their rental properties on Air B&B, VRBO, etc. Those that are advertised on those sites tend to be overpriced.
Here are some suggestions for finding rental properties in the area:
- Craigslist (South Jersey as well as Philadelphia)
- Margate or Ventnor Facebook community groups (both have rental threads)
- Realtor.com (many of the rentals listed here while they look to be full-season rentals can be negotiated)
Please note that rentals in Ventnor are going to be more reasonably priced than Margate. Margate is going to be more reasonably priced than Longport or Ocean City.
There are no shortage of rentals in the area. Please keep in mind that prices can often be negotiated, particularly for stays of more than one week.
Some Summer Trip Camp families have used their hotel points to stay in hotels in Atlantic City or have stayed in hotels “off-shore”.