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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 07-15-2008, 07:00 AM
 
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I voted for Cali, HI, and FL. I used to live in Cali and Florida and have spent times at many beaches in both states...They're all great for certain things. To me, FL is better for swimming, and I just love the white sand beaches of the Gulf Coast.

CA is better to me for surfing and 'action'. Florida is more laid back. California's water is waaaaaay colder, wheras you can swim all year in most parts of Florida.

I think Florida's beaches tend to be cleaner as well...

Hawaii, because it's Hawaii!
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Orange, California
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California is Best. Second best is Oregon, which is missing. Third is Washington, also missing. I guess it depends on what you want from a beach. If you want amazing scenery and beautiful ocean, CA, OR and WA, are it. If you want to sit and tan, you could probably do that on your roof.
Well said!!! Definitely worth a rep.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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You obviously have never been to California beaches. Anything over 60 down here, and the beaches are packed. From Malibu, all the way down to San Diego.
Heck down in California, even the parks are packed when there is a little evidence that the weather will be warm.
Fortunately, there's 75% percent of the state north of malibu
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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California, Florida and Hawaii.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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California is Best. Second best is Oregon, which is missing. Third is Washington, also missing. I guess it depends on what you want from a beach. If you want amazing scenery and beautiful ocean, CA, OR and WA, are it. If you want to sit and tan, you could probably do that on your roof.
Oregon and Washington beaches (the water that is) are too cold, so I chose to leave them out.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Oregon and Washington beaches are too cold, so I chose to leave them out.
The BEACHES are cold? I thought sand pretty much stays the same temperature. Do you mean that the WATER is cold? If so, that's a different issue, and carries the implicit assumption that one goes to the beach to swim without a wet suit.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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Hawaii without a doubt, but California on the mainland, surfing U.S.A.!
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:55 AM
 
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The Gulf Coast beaches are superb. To be honest, when I visited the San Diego and Hawaii beaches, I was pretty disappointed in them.
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: yeah
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California has the best cliffs. Florida has the best sand. Hawaii has the best water.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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COLD means temperatures below freezing.
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