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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 10-23-2014, 03:34 PM
 
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I went with AK, ME, and OR... theyre beautiful. Its a shame the Great Lakes states were left out, as MI's western coast is probably my absolute favorite outside of CA. The giant, white sand dunes towering 500' over the lake, framed with pines and deep blue waters of Lake Michigan is a sight to behold.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:40 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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But you can enjoy the beach to it's fullest - 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.

Being somewhere that just looks pretty is nice until you realize there's nothing to really do - like an Alaska beach.
Yes you can enjoy the beach on the east coast, just not the scenery.

Don't really care how much there is to do, doesn't change the fact there is nothing really attractive about most of the East Coast and Gulf Coast.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:02 PM
 
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Yes you can enjoy the beach on the east coast, just not the scenery.

Don't really care how much there is to do, doesn't change the fact there is nothing really attractive about most of the East Coast and Gulf Coast.
You can enjoy both, and yes the east coast and gulf both have beautiful beaches.

At least we have an ocean.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:44 PM
 
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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.
This thread is about coastlines, not beaches and especially not ice cream or boardwalks.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:35 AM
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Those seem like miserable temperatures to me - they don't even reach 60. You have fun swimming in that water, I'll stay here.

Alaska is not a "beachy" place. I've never heard anyone say they were going to Alaska for the beach. It is definitely known and visited for other things.
People go sightseeing, hiking to see the coast even if they don't go to the beach. This par was popular, didn't get the photos of the most scenic spots:




I spent hours walking along the coast here, more than I would at a boardwalk filled with tourists traps:



Both photos are of California, but Oregon is rather similar. Here's some Alaska coastline:

Seduced by Seduction Point Trail | Ron Mitchell's Adventure Blog
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:38 AM
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Yes you can enjoy the beach on the east coast, just not the scenery.

Don't really care how much there is to do, doesn't change the fact there is nothing really attractive about most of the East Coast and Gulf Coast.
There's some decent scenery, I've heard the Maryland coast has some nice spots, with wild horses, and something about an area in Georgia. Just not as spectacular as the west coast. The dune landscape of Fire Island (NY) is neat, only photo I could find:

http://www.nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisi...-July-2014.jpg

And Acadia National Park in Maine is as scenic as anywhere on the west coast.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:17 AM
 
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This thread is about coastlines, not beaches and especially not ice cream or boardwalks.
I judge coastlines by their usability as well, not just looks. If I can't enjoy the beach itself the way I want to, I don't want to go there. Period.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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This thread isn't the beach one - it's the one about favorite oceanic coastlines, in case you were confused. Flat featureless sand packed to the gills with a couple thousand people backed by asphalt parking lots and snack shops ain't scenic, I'm sorry. It's ugly and enervating.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Some nice battles going on...


Washington (17) vs. Maine (16)

North Carolina (13) vs. Alaska (12)

South Carolina (9) vs. Virginia (8) vs. New Jersey (8)

Massachusetts (7) vs. Texas (6) vs. Maryland (6)

Alabama (4) vs. Delaware (4) vs. New York (3) vs. Rhode Island (3)

Georgia (2) vs. Mississippi (1)

New Hampshire (0) vs. Connecticut (0) vs. Louisiana (0)


Oregon looks like the clear winner.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I thought Louisiana would have got at least 1 vote by now, i mean swamps and gators can be interesting.
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