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Old 03-06-2013, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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But it's nightmearish! Miami wins by K-O on this one!
Based on what?

Have you been to both?
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Miami.

Gulf coast colder and thousands and thousands of miles away. Also shark infested. My aunt told me so. Also jellyfish are abound.
I highly doubt that. No arctic fronts in Queensland or anywhere in Australia for that matter.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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But it's nightmearish! Miami wins by K-O on this one!
I was just kidding actually (I am getting a bit p****d off with the weather we are having), Tom Falcons is correct, show up in a months time and the Gold Coast will once again look much like it does on any post card or tourism website.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Miami.

Gulf coast colder and thousands and thousands of miles away. Also shark infested. My aunt told me so. Also jellyfish are abound.
There have being 3 Fatal shark attacks on Gold Coasts Beaches since records began in 1905, the last one was in 1964.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:49 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I highly doubt that. No arctic fronts in Queensland or anywhere in Australia for that matter.
The water...
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:50 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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That happens in the US as well. It happens to all sandy beaches all over the world. They take a pounding, then they come right back during calm conditions. Those beaches will be beautiful in six months time.
We get storms umpteen times and the sand never builds up like that.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:24 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Both are ugly beaches if you ask me. Even Perth has more beautiful beaches than Gold Coast.

As far as Miami and Florida in general, I'm more of a white sand beach kinda person. IMO.. Florida's gulf side is much more beautiful than its Atlantic side (Miami included). Go google Siesta Key beach or Gulf Islands National Seashore in Florida. That's what I call beautiful beaches. The sand is pure sugar white, soft as baking flour, and it stays cool to the feet no matter how hot the weather gets.

The funny thing is, not many international tourists flock to these places, perhaps because they don't have the party vibe like Miami - which is perfectly fine by me.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Both are ugly beaches if you ask me. Even Perth has more beautiful beaches than Gold Coast.

As far as Miami and Florida in general, I'm more of a white sand beach kinda person. IMO.. Florida's gulf side is much more beautiful than its Atlantic side (Miami included). Go google Siesta Key beach or Gulf Islands National Seashore in Florida. That's what I call beautiful beaches. The sand is pure sugar white, soft as baking flour, and it stays cool to the feet no matter how hot the weather gets.

The funny thing is, not many international tourists flock to these places, perhaps because they don't have the party vibe like Miami - which is perfectly fine by me.

I went there. Nice beaches. Very low key and not crowded at all.

Took this pic in March of 2011.

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:03 AM
 
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I went there. Nice beaches. Very low key and not crowded at all.

Took this pic in March of 2011.
Is this part of the Miami Beach?
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Is this part of the Miami Beach?

No, hundreds of miles apart. Very diff world than Miami Beach. Point A is where I was, and B is Miami Beach.



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