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1. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 1999 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Thought I'd give a few of my choices for best beaches by state, and then see who agrees--or disagrees with these choices:

California--
Tough choice here--choosing among Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Carmel, Santa Barbara, Venice Beach, Laguna Beach and the beaches in San Diego (Ocean Beach and/or Mission Bay)--however, as a surprise to all of you--my choice is Zuma Beach--just a short ways north of Malibu

Texas--South Padre Island

Oregon--Coos Bay

Washington--Alki Beach (West Seattle)

Florida--South Beach is great--and Daytona or Key West are the favorite for many--and many like Clearwater Beach or Fort Myers Beach--but my choice is Captiva Beach on the west side of Florida

New Jersey--Wildwood is probably best, although Seaside Heights is also great

Delaware--Rehoboth Beach

New York--Montauk

Massachusetts--Crane Beach near Ipswich

South Carolina--Hilton Head Island beaches

North Carolina--haven't been to the beaches there, so I can't judge

Maryland--used to live there, but unfortunately there are no really great beaches--the best is probably Sandy Point or Terrapin Beach

Hawaii--on Maui, either Wailea Beach or Kaanapali Beach--on Oahu, Waikiki Beach--on Kauai, Poipu Beach--haven't been to the big island

Maine--haven't been to the beaches

Connecticut or Rhode Island--haven't found one worth mentioning

Arizona--Parker on the Colorado River

Utah--Bullfrog Junction on Lake Powell

Nevada--the artificial beach with a wavepool at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas--although for those who are single and looking to meet other people, it is tough to beat either the Hard Rock or The Palms.

What do you think?

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Jul-2012, at 20:46 by Calcruzer ]

2. Posted by JerseyBoy88 (Budding Member 56 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Florida - Cocoa Beach

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4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Waikiki??? - Waikiki has to be the absolute worst beach in the State of Hawaii, you must be kidding!

5. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 1999 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Daawgon,

Well, I'm talking about a great place for swimming--which Waikiki is. As far as beauty, then yes, Kaanapali or some of those on the road to Hana are better Hawaii choices.