If money is no object, SP might win, although the Atlantic in CH has its appeal.
However, the airfare to Brownsville (or 2 other airports, only slightly further away) jumped to over $400 this fall, as oppose to $180 for Raleigh, which is a slightly further but much more flexible option for Hatteras - this just feels too much IMMO.
Also, read about RED TIDE, often showing up in the area in the fall -thousands of dead fish on the shore, everybody coughing, pretty gross. We had it pretty bad twice, and 2 people ended up in emergency room after stepping on a dead fish. And riding the ocean side on bigger days was impossible, literally suffocation hazard.
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