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View Poll Results: Which state's beaches do you prefer?
Michigan 26 47.27%
Massachusetts 29 52.73%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-27-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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What beaches appeal most to you? The Great Lake beaches of Michigan, or the Atlantic beaches of Massachusetts? I've never been to either, but I'm planning to go to Michigan for my birthday next year and visit the beaches on the lakes and I've always wanted to go to Cape Cod, and can hopefully go one summer in the not-so-far future.

Both state's beaches seem appealing to me. I love the idea of a giant lake with beaches. All the cool beach stuff, but with fresh water, and the dunes Michigan has look incredible. But I'm also drawn to Massachusett's beaches and the whole New England coastal aesthetic. Also, there's whales and sharks off the coast of Massachusetts and I really wanna go whale watching up there. Though I do think Lake Michigan is a lot warmer in summer than the north Atlantic by Massachusetts.

Over all I think I'd prefer Massachusetts, but Michigan's beaches are very appealing as well, especially considering its the Midwest, where people don't think "beach."
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Old 05-27-2017, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I would recommend Hyannis over Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the water temps are a bit more bearable.
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Old 05-27-2017, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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I love Horse neck beach in Westport MA. warm water, nice dunes
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I would recommend Hyannis over Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the water temps are a bit more bearable.

How warm is the water in July?
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Old 05-27-2017, 07:15 PM
 
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Hyannis is on Cape Cod.

However, the beach faces Nantucket Sound and the water is usually somewhat warmer than the water on Cape Cod Bay

The beach water in Cape towns along the Atlantic Coast is also a bit warmer than Cape Cod Bay.
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Old 05-27-2017, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Hyannis is on Cape Cod.

However, the beach faces Nantucket Sound and the water is usually somewhat warmer than the water on Cape Cod Bay

The beach water in Cape towns along the Atlantic Coast is also a bit warmer than Cape Cod Bay.

Hmm. How is the water (and beaches) in Buzzards Bay? That place appeals to me as well, though doesn't seem as developed as the Cape or the islands.
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Old 05-27-2017, 08:37 PM
 
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People are only jumping the gun and voting for Mass because they're blissfully unaware of the incredible sandy beaches that exist in Michigan, but that's okay, best to keep it a secret.




http://www.beachtowns.org/
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:34 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nzM2vKZIhE

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Old 05-27-2017, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Michigan...beaches are beautiful and there are no sharks...
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Old 05-27-2017, 10:21 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9PxyGwJavY


At Lake Superior coast of Michigan. I happen to know Brandon an old hiking buddy of mine that does these wonderful video clips from all over the US!
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