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Old 03-28-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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Some people are apparently OK at judging how good a city is, but pretty horrible at judging how good a beach scene is. Well, in their case, not that good. They just verbatim picked the largest 3 metros in the U.S., lots of thinking involved.
Yes, and lots serious thinking too since the OP asked for beach/city combo. Of course if you're too narrow minded to understand that these big cities have beaches (and good ones) nearby, that's your ignorance, not mine.

And the poster who suggested Coney Island as a place to go for a vacation has clearly never been there or he'd know better.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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Yes, and lots serious thinking too since the OP asked for beach/city combo. Of course if you're too narrow minded to understand that these big cities have beaches (and good ones) nearby, that's your ignorance, not mine.

And the poster who suggested Coney Island as a place to go for a vacation has clearly never been there or he'd know better.
They asked for a beach/city combo. Coney Island is in Brooklyn which is in NYC. Why not?
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:00 PM
 
Location: New York
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They asked for a beach/city combo. Coney Island is in Brooklyn which is in NYC. Why not?
Coney island isn't exactly the safest or cleanest area/beach. Strolling the boardwalk during a summer afternoon in a group is one thing, hanging around there at night is another.

To answer the OP question, I would say Miami, LA or San Diego
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Yes, and lots serious thinking too since the OP asked for beach/city combo. Of course if you're too narrow minded to understand that these big cities have beaches (and good ones) nearby, that's your ignorance, not mine.

And the poster who suggested Coney Island as a place to go for a vacation has clearly never been there or he'd know better.
And the beaches around NY are clearly inferior to Miami, Cozumel or Cabo. But I guess NYC is great at everything though right?
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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Coney island isn't exactly the safest or cleanest area/beach. Strolling the boardwalk during a summer afternoon in a group is one thing, hanging around there at night is another.

To answer the OP question, I would say Miami, LA or San Diego
I was just trying to throw NYC a bone. Not that it needs one.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I love Huntington Beach, but if I would also look into Seal Beach. If I could afford it Laguna and Newport would be top on my list.

New York has some pretty awesome beach communities, Especially on the North Shore of Long Island
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl (SoHo/Hyde Park)
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for a summer beach vacation you cant beat san diego but dont go in june, stick to july or august. very cloudy in june hence the "june gloom" acronym. in the winter miami but only near the south beach area, the rest is a 3rd world war zone
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Folly is a good beach, less than 10 miles from Charleston. You also have Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms. It is nice and warm throughout the summer. Water is usually in the 80s from May-September. You do have to watch for hurricanes.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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Although too cool for some used to bathtub temperatures of S. Florida and the tropics- 70˚+/- is delightful to me, refreshing on a hot day and easy to swim in, we've got that from June through Sept. Obviously 100,000s of others in the water agree. I rough water swim in the ocean in nothing but jammers down to about 64˚ water temp and while that's just plain cold to get into, I can handle it just fine after I've warmed up.

How can you cool off and feel refreshed with 90% humidity, 95˚ air temp and 85˚ water temp? Blechhh! Sounds bloody awful and constantly uncomfortable (and is, I've experienced it) to some- covered with sweat from morning to evening even while on a beach isn't my idea of a good time.

Winter it's a different story- very nice.
That's the temperature it gets during the height of the summer (August/September) in places protected from large waves, like La Jolla Cove and to a much lesser degree La Jolla Shores (you'll never see those temps at IB for example). Even during a el nino year the water will only make it to like 74 in those places. There have been summers when it never hit 70.

And while you personally like it, most people I know don't. Even lower 70s are too cold if you plan to stay in the water for a while. Hell, stepping into 85 will feel a little cold at first (but you will warm up to it quick). You can easily get hypothermia in 85 degree water if you're in there for a while so it does cool you off.

I was born and raised in LA and lived in SD (OB). I love a lot about the area but the cold water isn't one of them.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Florida
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for a summer beach vacation you cant beat san diego but dont go in june, stick to july or august. very cloudy in june hence the "june gloom" acronym. in the winter miami but only near the south beach area, the rest is a 3rd world war zone
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