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Old 07-27-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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Default where is the closest nice weather ocean beach for a midwesterner?

It won't be CA but is probably around Mertle Beach. I mean a warm beach in the winter.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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NOVA just saying
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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Depends on what midwestern state you reside
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: West LA
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It won't be CA but is probably around Mertle Beach. I mean a warm beach in the winter.
Nov-Mar may be a little chilly for the beach in Myrtle Beach. Average highs are below 70. You probably need to go down to at least Daytona Beach to get consistent beach weather in the winter judging from avg temps.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Lake Michigan ( Michigan coast)
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: West LA
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Lake Michigan ( Michigan coast)
You and I have VERY different definations of "warm beach in the winter"!
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Lake Michigan ( Michigan coast)
As much as I love Michigan's beaches, the OP asked about an OCEAN beach that is WARM in the winter.

It depends on what end of the Midwest you're on. If you're from western ND SD and NE, then California is the closest. If you're from Kansas, Illinois and Missouri, then it's the Gulf Coast. If you're from Ohio, Indiana or Michigan, then the Carolinas are closest. All are very, very far away.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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South Florida and Hawaii are the ONLY places in the US that have "warm" water (above 70 degrees) during winter. Central FL seems to have very nice, warm air temperatures during the day like Tampa and Orlando but the water on either coast seems to cold in winter except to the south. Depends on your definition of "warm" though, if 60's is warm enough for you in winter that opens up the possibility of more places farther north.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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I'd go with southwest Florida or definitely the Keys.

I guess the Keys aren't big beach cities, but I tend to get bored with a beach after about 10 minutes. I'm all for Key West though.
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