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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 10-25-2014, 02:10 PM
Location: Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by JerseyGirl415 View Post
A coastline is anywhere along a body of water like the ocean, and apparently large lakes. The OP wasn't asking just about dramatic coastlines like Big Sur, but about which natural coastal scene in which coastal state you prefer. A coastline isn't just cliffs along the ocean, it includes regular beaches, which is why the OP included states with just regular beaches. Your post made it seem like there is a difference between beaches and coastlines, when there is not. A beach is located on a coastline, which simply refers to the land along the body of water. Where water meets land, that's a coastline.
Now that I'm thinking about it, what the OP originally asked/stated doesn't matter because I was replying to cheeseplate's comment about typical American beaches, a comment that I agreed with.

There is a difference between a beach like Venice/Santa Monica and something like Big Sur. Agree to disagree on that one, if you want. I never said all coastlines are just cliffs and mountains. I said give me something like that. I live in California, that's what I'm used to and what I'm most familiar with (cliffs and mountains by the water). I will take any serene, beautiful, natural and quiet seashore, beach, coastline, whatever else you want to call it in America over anything like Venice Beach and the Santa Monica Pier.

Again, when I say "beach" and "coastline", I'm referring to something very specific. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about, as it was explained in my previous post.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:43 AM
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Didn't expect Oregon to win that easy.

Oregon (29)

Washington (18) vs. Maine (18)
North Carolina (15) vs. Alaska (14)

South Carolina (9) vs. Virginia (8) vs. New Jersey (8)
Massachusetts (7) vs. Texas (7) vs. Maryland (6)
Alabama (4) vs. Delaware (4) vs. New York (4) vs. Rhode Island (3)

Georgia (2) vs. Mississippi (1)
New Hampshire (0) vs. Connecticut (0) vs. Louisiana (0)
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