Door Co is gorgeous. I've been travelling there for over 20 years and can reassure you the beaches are beautiful, the water safe, and there is no smell. Any of the four seasons are a terrific time to visit, and beauty abounds. Folks complaining (mistakenly) must not have been in Egg Harbor, Door Co, because the area is delightful, like no other place in the Midwest. But keep saying those things...I get you! You want to keep people away and 'Door' a secret! My only regret about vacationing there is not buying a piece of property from the start.