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Old 10-08-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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Galveston TX, was, and I'm sure will soon be, a wonderful and affordable beach town, with just the right amount of seediness to keep it from becoming an overpriced boom town. I just how it can rebuild it's infrastructure quickly from Hurricane Ike. Probably a great time to scavange for real estate bargains if you're brave.
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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Grays Harbor WA has very affordable real estate last time I looked.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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avila beach, ca is really nice. its close to downtown san luis obispo. it is located on the central coast. the mornings are sometimes overcast, but around 11 am the sky clears up. i would recommend this town. if you are looking at the san diego area, check out shelter island, but stay away from ocean beach. its an armpit. oceanside is also really nice.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:23 PM
 
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Pensacola would be my choice. An arty little community with gorgeous beaches and a huge sheltered bay.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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Wrightsville Beach outside of Wilmington, NC is nice. How about the outer banks? Nags Head, Kitty Hawk?
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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IMO, Florida has the best beaches in the nation, even better than Hawaii from what I understand. There are hundreds of miles of beachfront to choose from, and southern Florida is as tropical as it gets (hot sticky summers, warm winters, no snow ever). The only downside are the hurricanes of course....

Western coast? Id have to go with SoCal of course, especially the San Diego area, its beautiful. But then again its outrageously expensive, and I do mean outrageous. Midwest? Michigan has beautiful beaches, some with 300 ft tall sand dunes, its beautiful beyond belief. South Carolina also has nice beaches, and is a little more affordable than all others mentioned (minus MI).
I think its common knowledge that Hawaii has far superior beaches to FL. The water is warmer in winter, and FL gets those winter cold snaps. Also, FL does not have the scenery on the beach like Hawaii.

And actually, there have been snow flurries in South Florida.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:10 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I think its common knowledge that Hawaii has far superior beaches to FL. The water is warmer in winter, and FL gets those winter cold snaps. Also, FL does not have the scenery on the beach like Hawaii.

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Yes, but there is nowhere in Hawaii on a gorgeous beach that is even remotely resembling cheap.
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