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View Poll Results: Favorite U.S. Coastlines?
Alabama 4 4.65%
Alaska 15 17.44%
Connecticut 0 0%
Delaware 5 5.81%
Georgia 2 2.33%
Louisiana 0 0%
Maine 19 22.09%
Maryland 6 6.98%
Massachusetts 9 10.47%
Mississippi 1 1.16%
New Hampshire 0 0%
New Jersey 9 10.47%
New York 4 4.65%
North Carolina 16 18.60%
Oregon 29 33.72%
Rhode Island 3 3.49%
South Carolina 9 10.47%
Texas 7 8.14%
Virginia 10 11.63%
Washington 19 22.09%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-22-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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But you can enjoy the beach to it's fullest
That's completely subjective. Some people want to surf, some people want to see marine life, some people want to be the only one on a rugged beach and some people want scuba dive in tropical water. For many people, these are priorities and they cannot enjoy a beach to it's fullest without them.

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- it's warm/hot, the water is not freezing, the sand is nice, there's a great beach culture along the east coast in the summer (in the beach towns of course) with boardwalks and mini golf and rides in many towns, and simple stuff like ice cream places and lower key boardwalks in others. Then there's the bays and lagoons which are fun for tubing, jet skiing, boating, etc. I'll take that any day over better beauty (subjective btw) that lacks function like a beach around here has.
I like to go to a beach to be at the beach and in nature, not for beach culture, mini golf or ice cream. My idea of a good time at the beach doesn't involve screaming kids and bros trying to strut their stuff.

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Being somewhere that just looks pretty is nice until you realize there's nothing to really do - like an Alaska beach.
If someone thinks there is nothing to do in nature alone then I feel really bad for that person.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:10 AM
 
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That's completely subjective. Some people want to surf, some people want to see marine life, some people want to be the only one on a rugged beach and some people want scuba dive in tropical water. For many people, these are priorities and they cannot enjoy a beach to it's fullest without them.



I like to go to a beach to be at the beach and in nature, not for beach culture, mini golf or ice cream. My idea of a good time at the beach doesn't involve screaming kids and bros trying to strut their stuff. People flock to warmer areas for the beach. Canadians come in droves to the southern Jersey shore.



If someone thinks there is nothing to do in nature alone then I feel really bad for that person.


You cannot deny that most people who want to go to a beach in the summer aren't looking for an Alaska type beach. It's why Alaska isn't known for its beaches, and most other warmer states are. Come on. I get your point about nature, but mine is completely valid as well.

Most don't travel to Alaska to go to the beach and spend days to a week there like they would Florida, Hawaii, California, and anywhere else on the east coast in the summer.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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Interesting results so far...

1.Oregon (20)
2.Maine (14)
3.Washington (13)
4.Alaska (11)
5.North Carolina (10)
6.New Jersey (7)
7.Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina (6)
11.Delaware (4)
12.Texas, Alabama (3)
14.Rhode Island, New York, Georgia (2)
17.New Hampshire, Connecticut, Louisiana, Mississippi (0)



Compare that to the "Which State Has the Best Beaches?" poll results:

1.Florida (48)
2.California (19)
3.North Carolina (8)
4.Michigan (6)
5.Oregon (5)
6.Virginia, South Carolina (3)
8.Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware (2)
13.Louisiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire (1)
21.Alaska, Washington, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Maryland (0)
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:51 AM
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Favorite would be MI because it has a good variety, from white sandy beaches similar to the FL beaches, to awe inspiring rocky cliffs, and everything in between.
It seems odd to have a poll that includes the miniscule coastlines of AL and RI and not include the much larger one in MI. I get it, you just want the ocean and gulf states, but it still seems weird to me.
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Again, this poll is regarding oceanic coastlines. It's pretty clear from the options that is what was intended, and there are other active polls that include the Great Lakes along with ocean shores where you can vote Michigan or Wisconsin or whatever you like. Just not on this one.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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thread is very, very flawed
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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thread is very, very flawed
Lakes aren't Oceans.
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:14 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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Again, this poll is regarding oceanic coastlines. It's pretty clear from the options that is what was intended, and there are other active polls that include the Great Lakes along with ocean shores where you can vote Michigan or Wisconsin or whatever you like. Just not on this one.
Well anywaaaay.. Some of us wanted to give OUR GREAT LAKES AND THEIR LEGITIMATE COASTLINES.
HONORABLE MENTION. The OP did make it clear he has something against... LAKElines ... as he called them? He does mean only oceans.
I'd choose Florida myself . Also excluded. So I didn't vote.

But I do see our Great Lakes Coastline as North Americas Third Coast.
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Lakes aren't Oceans.
neither are gulfs nor seas, more flaws
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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neither are gulfs nor seas, more flaws
Are you saying that the Gulf of Mexico is not a Ocean?
Its part of the Atlantic Ocean.
What seas are you talking about?
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