Check out Virginia Beach and the surrounding Norfolk and Hampton Roads area (Newport News, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton). We get the best of both worlds considering we are at the southern most point as the bay enters that Atlantic. On average we're boating early March thru October but have known to be out from February thru November. Currently it's the mid to upper 60's (although we have had several mid 70's days of recent) and decent weather and I just went out yesterday for a few hours. You should be able to find some nice on or near the water property or houses for your next venture. If you would like I can have another OSO member's wife who's in real estate find some things for you. I also have a contact for Edenton, NC which is on the Ablemarle Sound not far from Wilmington. PM me if you're interested.