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View Poll Results: The following states have the best beaches...
Maryland 2 1.53%
Delaware 3 2.29%
Virginia 2 1.53%
North Carolina 16 12.21%
South Carolina 18 13.74%
Florida 79 60.31%
Texas 11 8.40%
California 47 35.88%
Hawaii 59 45.04%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 131. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-14-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Warm water and large crowds of tourists.
Unlike Calif?
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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Unlike Calif?
that what I was thinking. I'm pretty sure anywhere south of San Francisco is filled with tourists as well
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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CA beaches are nice. I definitely won't disagree there. But I don't see why liking CA means that you can't like FL?

The two experiences are different, but variety is good.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Unlike Calif?
Yes, unlike california. The majority of beaches up and down the CA coast are pretty empty most of the time.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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CA beaches are nice. I definitely won't disagree there. But I don't see why liking CA means that you can't like FL?

The two experiences are different, but variety is good.
I agree. I mean I like CA beaches, they are just WAAAAY too cold
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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CA beaches are nice. I definitely won't disagree there. But I don't see why liking CA means that you can't like FL?

The two experiences are different, but variety is good.
Of course you can like FL beaches. Hey, they're nice. But that doesn't change the fact that CA beaches are better, unless you only want a place to tan or be seen.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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During the summer Southern CA beaches are not cold. It's sunny and warm most of the time and the water tends to stay between 68-75, while not warm is not cold really either. Any water temps between 70-85 is nice, anything above 85 is just gross and FL water temps approach 90 degrees in spots, going from a steam room to a bathtub does not seem nice at all to me. I'm just wondering how many people voting on here have actually been to Hawaii, b/c there beaches offer the best of what FL and CA has to offer. But it just seems a lot more people have been to FL since it's cheaper and more accessible. Hawaii is quality, FL is quantity.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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None of the above. Been to a lot of the beaches in all of the States except Hawaii mentioned and None have the "Best" beaches I've seen.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: suburbia
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Oregon does have very scenic beaches, except, even in August the water is freezing!

Michigan has nice beaches, too. Just like the ocean except the water isn't salty and the waves aren't so big.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Alaska, hands down. Best beaches in America. No contest.
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