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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 07-17-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Lakeview, Chicago
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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.
I agree the MI comment and am disappointed that Michigan wasn't one of the choice. Sure, the water is cold but there are stunning beaches in MI with the best sand.

Even though Lake Michigan isn't that wide, if I can't see across it to Wisconsin, it's as good as being on the ocean. Lake Michigan is also great because on the MI side, you get to watch the sunset over the water instead of the sunrise...I just don't get up that early!
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:09 PM
 
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I agree the MI comment and am disappointed that Michigan wasn't one of the choice. Sure, the water is cold but there are stunning beaches in MI with the best sand.

Even though Lake Michigan isn't that wide, if I can't see across it to Wisconsin, it's as good as being on the ocean. Lake Michigan is also great because on the MI side, you get to watch the sunset over the water instead of the sunrise...I just don't get up that early!
haha yep. If I can't see across it, it's good enough for me.

Of course I'm on the sunrise side... I have been seeing it more than I like to lately, heh.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:14 AM
 
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The carribbean has warm water and tropical view but no surf. CA has nice views but too cold and rocky sand. I prefer New Jersey beaches because they have family friendly beaches, soft sand, surf and beautiful architecture. I always hear such negative things about the place on here and then when I go I am always surprised at how nice the place is and how friendly the people are. When I was in my 20's I was interested in tropical beaches but now I am interested in New England's beaches. I hope to go there someday.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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Florida, it actually has WARM water(unlike Cali, which has freezing cold even in July). Hawaii at a close second
It might be cold even during July,But i would love to cool of in 60 Degrees water from 100 degrees in the I.E. and i love the Sea Breezes.Does Florida get Sea Breezes?
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Right now I live in Miami. I went to San Diego a few weeks ago and the water was freeeeeeeeeeezing! So, FL for me But other than that I absolutely loved San Diego
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Having been to all of them, I'll definitely have to go with:

Hawaii - .The landscape, the waves, the water, the sand - wins hands down.

California - I'll give it second because of the cliffs and variety of landscape and character.

Florida - It just reminds me of a warmer Lake Michigan w/ more character. The humidity is too much for me, and I really like landscape that isn't just flat (sorry FLA doesn't do it for me), but doesn't mean its not pretty.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Along US-2, in Mackinac County, Michigan, is one of the very few places in the US where you can drive on a major through highway alongside miles of beautiful white sandy beach. It is permitted to just pull your car off on the shoulder, slip into your bathing suit, walk about 50 feet to the water and enjoy a great swim. All clean public beach, no private ownership. Swimming not recommended in winter, but you can always take a great walk.
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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Florida, it actually has WARM water(unlike Cali, which has freezing cold even in July). Hawaii at a close second
This makes sense On a hot day I Got to the beach to cool off in cold water In Cali ,But in Florida the water is warm and the hot with Humidity,So how do you get cooled off.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:03 PM
 
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Right now I live in Miami. I went to San Diego a few weeks ago and the water was freeeeeeeeeeezing! So, FL for me But other than that I absolutely loved San Diego
Did you expect it to be warm in october? LOL
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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FL>SC>NC

Not a fan of DE and MD beaches.
Texas has beaches, yes, but they should not be included on any list of "best beaches"
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