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View Poll Results: Which state on the Gulf Coast has the best beach resorts?
Texas 11 12.50%
Louisiana 2 2.27%
Mississippi 2 2.27%
Alabama 3 3.41%
Florida panhandle 70 79.55%
Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-06-2011, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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In response to the East Coast beaches thread along with the fact that my family will be vacationing in this area in June, I want you to post your thoughts about the beaches of the Gulf Coast. Consider in the following order:

-Quality of beaches
-Attractions
-Shopping
-Dining
-Hotels
-Nightlife
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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It's quite obvious the answer is Florida. No comparison anywhere in the country. From the panhandle to the east and not to mention the carribbean islands right next door. Why is this even a question?
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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It's quite obvious the answer is Florida. No comparison anywhere in the country. From the panhandle to the east and not to mention the carribbean islands right next door. Why is this even a question?
The Caribbean islands are not on the Gulf side though, they are on the Caribbean Sea side
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:47 AM
 
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The Caribbean islands are not on the Gulf side though, they are on the Caribbean Sea side
Hence the reason I said carribbean. I was simply pointing out we have several islands next door to us. People on the gulf can drive out to the east and then take a plane to the islands.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:49 AM
 
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I've found they generally get better as you go from west to east. Less browness and muddy water.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:59 AM
 
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I've found they generally get better as you go from west to east. Less browness and muddy water.
yeah, The Mississippi pumps out quite a lot of silt that travels for miles and miles
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: The City
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Why is this only the Panhandle of Florida - the best Gulf coast beaches are on the west coast of Florida not on the panhandle
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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Why is this only the Panhandle of Florida - the best Gulf coast beaches are on the west coast of Florida not on the panhandle
Nowadays they stop the Gulf Coast at Tallahassee. They no longer consider the Western edge of Florida the Gulf Coast I guess.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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In order:
1. Florida
2. Alabama
3. Mississippi
4. Texas.
5. Louisiana

The farther you get from New Orleans in either direction the better they get. Thank the Mississippi River and BP.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Seriously, why is this even a question? Florida walks all over the other states. Mississippi and Alabama have, what, 60 miles of shores?! Louisiana is mostly marsh and wetlands and then there's Galveston...
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