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View Poll Results: Most Quintessential Beach Town/City?
Huntington Beach/"Surf City USA" 2 9.09%
Santa Cruz 4 18.18%
Hermosa Beach 0 0%
Manhattan Beach 3 13.64%
Santa Barbara 2 9.09%
Pismo Beach 2 9.09%
Santa Monica 2 9.09%
Newport Beach 1 4.55%
Pacific/Mission Beach 2 9.09%
Other City Not Listed(*please mention below) 4 18.18%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-13-2007, 07:52 AM
 
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I have limited options to ten cities. I have focused on towns and cities that closely resemble California's idealic beach culture -surfing, boogieboarding, beach volleyball, kitesurfing, beach cruisers.. (etc)

Please leave a comment detailing why you picked the most quintessential CA beach town..

(IF NOT LISTED ABOVE.. write in below..)

Last edited by newportbeachsmostwanted; 04-13-2007 at 08:11 AM..
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:09 AM
 
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Qualities(for me..)

>A Pier
>Good Waves(of course!)
>Downtown area
>Shorts and sandals
>Beach Bonfires
>Laid-back vibe
>Plenty of surf shops
>An oceanfront bike path


For these reasons I must pick Huntington Beach for #1. (Although, Santa Cruz is quite up there..)
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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You didn't mention two of my favorites - Laguna Beach and Seal Beach - Seal Beach especially is the quintessential beach town.
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Working on relocating
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Huntington Beach and Santa Monica and Newport Beach are classic California IMHO
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Old 04-15-2007, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I said Mission because LA beaches do nothing for me....beach culture to me personally is SD.
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