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Old 07-23-2010, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Does anybody else think it's a little unfair to be comparing L.A.'s beaches to Florida's 580 miles of coastline?

That is a GOOD point.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Everyone agrees that SoCal waters are on the cool side compared to the Gulf and Atlantic. In addition, it feels colder when the air temperature is also cool. That plus the wind and lower humidity that the instant I get out of the water, I shiver like I'm somewhere up in Seattle. I love the scenery and all the activity going on in LA beaches, but it's not the tropical paradise you may find in Florida. Depends on what you're looking for I guess.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:20 PM
 
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Here is some great looking water in ca, (big sur and Avalon.) Personally I still like sofl beaches better. They are practically tropical which I like.

http://www.californiatraveldreams.co...nso_beach1.jpg

http://www.californiatraveldreams.co...chCatalina.jpg

http://www.perrochon.com/photo/BigSur/BigSur1.jpg

http://www.naturescapes.net/portfoli...3_40D_1882.jpg
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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Florida beaches are warmer. I know that.

SoCal beaches are scenic.

The one thing South Florida and SoCal share in common is that they have that surfer culture.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Florida beaches are warmer. I know that.

SoCal beaches are scenic.

The one thing South Florida and SoCal share in common is that they have that surfer culture.
Except one actually has waves....
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:02 AM
 
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Except one actually has waves....
true that!

I remember a thread on the city vs city board "South Florida vs Southern California". Posters would argue that South Florida was better because the water was warmer. True, it is warmer, but with that comes hurricanes, humidity, and bugs!
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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true that!

I remember a thread on the city vs city board "South Florida vs Southern California". Posters would argue that South Florida was better because the water was warmer. True, it is warmer, but with that comes hurricanes, humidity, and bugs!
I truly LIKE the Fla. beaches, esp. for the warmth, water, and sand (esp in places like the Panhandle or Miami Beach).

But I agree......pros and cons to beaches in both places.

Hawaii is the best combination of the good from the beaches in Calif. & Fla.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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I'm from Florida, so I'll start with the beaches in L.A. They look relaxing. As far as the scenic vies, thats it and more piers and more to do while your there. I would love to live on a beach in Cali for that reason because most of Floridas beaches are identical in the scenery department. Plus I grew up with heat and humidity and that makes it all a better reason to go to the beach. I seen a poster as many are, against the heat saying it makes it miserable to go to the beach but that is just not true. Summer time (March - November) is ideal for beach weather here in the state of Florida. PACKED. I'm talking about Gulf Blvd In CLearwater, and A1A on the Entire East Coast of the state. It's just awesome because it's the best way to cool off (Besides A.C.)

I'm giving the edge to Florida because of this simple reason:
We have Gulf Beaches. Despite what many believe the Gulf Beaches are actually surfable. Of course no where near the waves in Cali but itis quite enjoyable from time to time. Now the East Coast, places like Cocoa Beach and Daytona, New Symrna, Ormond Beach you can surf pretty well, no questions asked. South Florida is a bit different, but currents become dangerous in Florida (Rip Tides) so it's always a good thing to have a partner or something. The Panhandle is different as well

See we have multiple types of beaches, they are all relaxing, some are not as developed, some are well developed and fun, some are private islands, all are great for fishing, most a warm year round (Exception on NE Florida), water is VERY clear to be honest at some particular beaches, we have marine life to be spotted too (Rays, Sharks, Whales, Dolphins, ALL TYpes OF Fish Obviously lol, The HUGE pelicans, etc.). So I mean we are not too far behind cali as far as having things to look at.

I agree some of Floridas beaches can be ot as fun as others but that is truley what makes this a great state for beaches, you can choose. Remember not everybody likes monster waves, thus making places like Tampa Bay and the Panhandle great places to relax without having Rip Tide concerns and being able to have a smooth ocean view. It's quite relaxing I must say. and I mean we have our rock islands at certain beaches or rock barriers along with, more tropical plants and vegetation to make some great views!

thats just my two cents lol
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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Paradise..... if hawaii was nearer to the mainland and if the water is as warm as florida waters...
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Prague
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I truly LIKE the Fla. beaches, esp. for the warmth, water, and sand (esp in places like the Panhandle or Miami Beach).

But I agree......pros and cons to beaches in both places.

Hawaii is the best combination of the good from the beaches in Calif. & Fla.
I've lived in all 3 places. Hawaii puts both of the others to shame. I'll never forget the look on my wife's face when we moved from Hawaii to San Diego and saw SoCal beaches for the first time. It was something along the lines of "you've got to be joking." Hawaii just spoiled us rotten as far as beaches are concerned.

That aside, I'll take SoCal beaches over FL. FL has the warm water, and there is something to be said for that. Beaches with great sand are also more common there. But, the vibe on the beaches in SoCal is much better. Outside of South Beach, FL doesn't have that same energy at the beach. The natural scenery is also far better in SoCal. The hills, mountains, cliffs...

This is all subjective though. No right or wrong answer. I know people who think the warm water in FL is more important than anything else and could care less about the things I do.
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