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Old 07-25-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Florida is better for swimming and boating but CA has better surf. As many have stated, the water in CA is cold. Cold water is murky and I prefer to be able to spot whatever 12 foot monster is hunting me. Even down in SD, the water in CA is really cold. ...
These are good points.

And last time I was in SD, just over a year ago maybe, there was some advisory against swimming because of pollution.

This is why I don't get it when people complain about Galveston. It's mostly other Texans who just can't seem to appreciate it (because there is plenty of interest of investors from other states it seems). The water is murky, the sand is not white... but at least it's warm. And I've never been when there was a warning against swimming because of pollution. Basically, it doesn't look entirely different from many CA beaches except that it's flat and you won't have the big waves.

My favorite is the FL panhandle though, because it looks so much like the Caribbean.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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I personally prefer Florida beaches because the water is warmer and many of them have really beautiful sand compared to california beaches.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:05 AM
 
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its preety funny how flordia beaches are better but most people like CA beaches,
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:08 AM
 
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I personally prefer Florida beaches because the water is warmer and many of them have really beautiful sand compared to california beaches.
some of califonias beaches have beautifull sand like the sand at laguna beach and venice beach and malibu beach all beautifull!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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Why get caught up in which is better as this is a personal preference thing? I like tropical settings and warm water so for me it is Florida beaches. CA beaches are diverse from North to South and have beautiful vistas and great surf. Some beaches around SD almost look tropical and we (believe it or not) have bluffs on some of our beaches here in FL. Some Atlantic beaches in Florida have great surf as well (just ask Kelly )
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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Like I said in another topic about beaches, California's beaches are better for surfing and watching (looking at the big waves). Florida's beaches are better for swimming with warmer water and smaller waves.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Another thing is that in Flordia, you can see if you're about to step on a freaking stingray or something... You can't see throough the water in CA that much.

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Old 07-25-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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Another thing is that in Flordia, you can see if you're about to step on a freaking stingray or something... You can't see throough the water in CA that much.
That's BS, I see plenty of stingrays on certain beaches in CA and the water is clear. Not all CA beaches are the same obviously and that goes for the water and sand in addition to scenery. Some beaches have clearer water and finer sand than others, even within the same general area. San Diego has a wide range of beaches, some with nice, white sand and clear tropical looking water to some with darker, clumpier sand and more murky water. Wide sandy beaches, narrow beaches below 300 foot cliffs, and white sandy beaches in between rocks and tidepools. Usually the wide, flat sandy beaches have the least clear water while the smaller beaches in between rocks and cliffs have whiter sand and clearer water. Visibility in popular diving and snorkeling spots like La Jolla Cove can easily reach 15-30ft and around Santa Catalina can be up to 50ft.

Pretty much the only thing FL has going for it is warmer water and nicer sand, but that comes with humidity, thunderstorms, and hurricanes.







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Old 07-25-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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Another thing is that in Flordia, you can see if you're about to step on a freaking stingray or something... You can't see throough the water in CA that much.

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yeah and the death of steve erwin who was in flordia proves this



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Old 07-25-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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That's somewhat true. California is a big state so of course there will be a lot of different beaches, but go to Florida and the water is CRYSTAL clear. I saw plenty of dirty, dark water in CA beaches when we drove down the coast. Those pictures you put up are not even close to how clear Florida waters are.
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