Does going to the beach with all eight of your kids, without your husband, count as a vacation?

For Kate Gosselin of "Jon & Kate Plus 8," apparently it does.

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Gosselin spent some quality time on the resort town of Bald Head Island, N.C., last week, with a nanny and camera crew in tow, but with daddy nowhere to be seen, according People.com.

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Local resident Brittani Reynolds, 20, told People.com that Kate looked "like a movie star. She had a manicure and looked really like she takes care of herself."

PHOTOS: Click for pics of Jon and Kate Gosselin and their eight children.

Another resident said the kids looked "really happy" but kate "seemed frazzled, but that was probably more because she was dealing with eight kids."

Alone.