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Best beach towns in the US

Stacker crunched the numbers from a variety of sources to find the best beach towns in the United States.
Stacker crunched the numbers from a variety of sources to find the best beach towns in the United States. - Canva
Stacker crunched the numbers from a variety of sources to find the best beach towns in the United States. - Canva
Elena Cox

Summer vacation is mostly over across the U.S., with kids already headed back to school. So now is the perfect time to start planning next year’s beach vacation.

Travelers were busy during summer 2023. On Memorial Day weekend, largely considered the unofficial start of summer, the Transportation Security Administration screened 9.8 million people, surpassing pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels. Trips abroad spiked in popularity as people made up for time lost during pandemic-era travel restrictions.

However, as inflation made travel more expensive, budget-conscious travelers cut costs by driving to their destinations and staying stateside. During the Fourth of July, AAA projected 43.2 million people would travel by car, a new record.

Beach destinations are popular this year, according to a survey from vacation rental platform Vacasa, and outdoor recreation remains a top priority. Not only are beaches a great place to unwind and create family bonding moments, but they also boost people’s mental health.

So what makes a good beach town? Access to a beach, of course, but also plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to keep kids entertained, warm weather, and a long beach season—the average number of days beaches are open for swimming. So perhaps it’s not surprising that Hawaii and Florida cities dominate this list. But besides the Aloha and the Sunshine states, beachgoers can enjoy the sand and surf in places off the beaten path in Texas and on the Eastern Seaboard.

To be considered a beach town, each city needed at least one beach on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National List of Beaches. The EPA list includes beaches that are only used recreationally and open to the public for free or for a fee; it has more than 6,000 beaches on the United States’ Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts and on the Great Lakes identified by states and tribes in response to the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act of 2000. The act requires states to report water quality monitoring to an EPA database.

Stacker determined rankings by a number of factors, with the most weight given to the number of beaches within a quarter mile of a city or town and the total shoreline of those beaches. Weather patterns and the duration of each beach’s swim season affect town scores. The ranking also takes into account the prevalence of beach-related businesses, unemployment rates, and median home prices.

The data was analyzed before the devastating wildfires in Hawaii, so the ranking includes Lahaina, which was obliterated by the blaze. Hawaii’s governor estimates it will take years to rebuild the historic site. 

Read on to get some vacation planning inspiration.

Correction
A previous version of this article contained multiple errors in data analysis that skewed the overall ranking of beach towns, including incorrectly identifying the number of beaches in some towns and mischaracterizing some municipalities as beach towns. The article has been updated to correct the errors.

 


Beach access bridge and signs under sunset.

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#100. Vero Beach, Florida

– Number of beaches: 9
– Beach length: 7.13 miles
– Average swim season length: 162 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.4 degrees
– Median home price: $253,700

Row of colorful houses along the beach.

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#99. Destin, Florida

– Number of beaches: 5
– Beach length: 15.26 miles
– Average swim season length: 146 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.2 degrees
– Median home price: $346,500

Aerial view of condos and a marina with boats in Morehead City, North Carolina.

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#98. Morehead City, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 10
– Beach length: 3.01 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.9 degrees
– Median home price: $308,900

Coastline and beachfront houses behind dunes.

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#97. Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 7
– Beach length: 8.73 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.9 degrees
– Median home price: $461,500

View of coastline and palm trees.

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#96. Laie, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 4
– Beach length: 4.23 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $891,900

Speed limit sign on beach coast.

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#95. New Smyrna Beach, Florida

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 21.05 miles
– Average swim season length: 243 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.6 degrees
– Median home price: $299,900

Pine Knoll Shores of North Carolina.

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#94. Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 6
– Beach length: 8.06 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.9 degrees
– Median home price: $465,600

Pink sunset behind palm trees.

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#93. Kaunakakai, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 2.59 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $348,900

The Riviera Beach Marina Village main building, fountain and center.

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#92. Riviera Beach, Florida

– Number of beaches: 5
– Beach length: 3.82 miles
– Average swim season length: 122 days
– Average county summer temperature: 83.1 degrees
– Median home price: $240,300

Aerial drone view of Deerfield Beach.

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#91. Deerfield Beach, Florida

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 4.74 miles
– Average swim season length: 243 days
– Average county summer temperature: 83.5 degrees
– Median home price: $245,500

Wainiha Bay Park on Kauai, Hawaii.

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#90. Wainiha, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 2.75 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $750,000

View of Kahului and the West Maui Mountains.

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#89. Kahului, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 4
– Beach length: 3.80 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $626,300

Waialua Bay and Haleiwa, Oahu Hawaii.

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#88. Waialua, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 8.53 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $795,400

Aerial drone image of St Augustine Beach.

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#87. St. Augustine Beach, Florida

– Number of beaches: 2
– Beach length: 15.29 miles
– Average swim season length: 244 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.7 degrees
– Median home price: $464,100

Views of Nanaikapono Beach park in Nanakuli.

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#86. Nanakuli, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 5
– Beach length: 1.81 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $419,300

Malibu beach houses along the ocean.

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#85. Malibu, California

– Number of beaches: 11
– Beach length: 11.55 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 76.9 degrees
– Median home price: $2,000,001

Aerial view of coastlines and umbrella beach setups.

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#84. Orange Beach, Alabama

– Number of beaches: 7
– Beach length: 8.58 miles
– Average swim season length: 152 days
– Average county summer temperature: 81.7 degrees
– Median home price: $344,900

Waves crash over exposed lava reef, Kauapea Beach.

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#83. Kalihiwai, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 4
– Beach length: 4.41 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $1,250,000

A distant view of Lido Beach in Sarasota, Florida.

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#82. Marco Island, Florida

– Number of beaches: 6
– Beach length: 11.11 miles
– Average swim season length: 182 days
– Average county summer temperature: 83.0 degrees
– Median home price: $676,000

Pier Village along Long Branch Beach.

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#81. Long Branch, New Jersey

– Number of beaches: 19
– Beach length: 5.65 miles
– Average swim season length: 105 days
– Average county summer temperature: 76.6 degrees
– Median home price: $380,100

Castillo de San Marcos in St Augustine, Florida.

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#80. St. Augustine, Florida

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 17.87 miles
– Average swim season length: 244 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.7 degrees
– Median home price: $314,000

Aerial view on Kaanapali with beaches, resorts and golf courses.

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#79. Kaanapali, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 4.37 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $1,385,000

Aerial view of Manasota Key, Florida.

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#78. Manasota Key, Florida

– Number of beaches: 5
– Beach length: 7.24 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.5 degrees
– Median home price: $746,200

Waterfront homes and docks.

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#77. Pass Christian, Mississippi

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 6.75 miles
– Average swim season length: 213 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.3 degrees
– Median home price: $192,500

Welcome to Downtown Fort Walton sign on a palm tree.

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#76. Fort Walton Beach, Florida

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 6.65 miles
– Average swim season length: 244 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.2 degrees
– Median home price: $236,500

Light house and walking trail.

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#75. Buxton, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 2
– Beach length: 9.40 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.9 degrees
– Median home price: $333,500

Aerial of pier and coastline.

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#74. Huntington Beach, California

– Number of beaches: 7
– Beach length: 25.88 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 74.0 degrees
– Median home price: $865,400

Ocean waves, crashing onto a beach.

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#73. Sargent, Texas

– Number of beaches: 1
– Beach length: 9.59 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 85.2 degrees
– Median home price: $215,700

Lifeguard station on a beach.

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#72. Pompano Beach, Florida

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 5.31 miles
– Average swim season length: 243 days
– Average county summer temperature: 83.5 degrees
– Median home price: $259,900

Sunset beach view at Pupukea.

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#71. Pupukea, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 9
– Beach length: 4.27 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $1,116,500

Beach access trail and sand dunes.

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#70. Venice, Florida

– Number of beaches: 7
– Beach length: 6.48 miles
– Average swim season length: 312 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.4 degrees
– Median home price: $307,600

View from the Wright Brothers Monument Overlooking Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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#69. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 7.29 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.9 degrees
– Median home price: $373,200

Aerial photo near Interstate 75 and Jacaranda.

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#68. Laurel, Florida

– Number of beaches: 5
– Beach length: 7.37 miles
– Average swim season length: 218 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.4 degrees
– Median home price: $389,600

Tampa downtown skyline.

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#67. Tampa, Florida

– Number of beaches: 7
– Beach length: 8.14 miles
– Average swim season length: 208 days
– Average county summer temperature: 83.8 degrees
– Median home price: $292,900

Town sign and roadway.

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#66. Paia, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 7
– Beach length: 1.59 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $670,500

Path to beach and sunset.

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#65. Salvo, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 8.09 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.9 degrees
– Median home price: $325,900

Siesta Beach postcard sign and beach.

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#64. Sarasota, Florida

– Number of beaches: 8
– Beach length: 10.80 miles
– Average swim season length: 182 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.4 degrees
– Median home price: $272,200

Aerial view of the town of Jupiter Island.

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#63. Jupiter Island, Florida

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 7.75 miles
– Average swim season length: 243 days
– Average county summer temperature: 83.5 degrees
– Median home price: $2,000,001

Boardwalk and restaurants.

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#62. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

– Number of beaches: 4
– Beach length: 12.64 miles
– Average swim season length: 153 days
– Average county summer temperature: 79.3 degrees
– Median home price: $298,900

Aerial photo of Hallandale Beach.

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#61. Hallandale Beach, Florida

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 2.81 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 83.5 degrees
– Median home price: $248,700

Shot down the coast on Miramar Beach.

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#60. Miramar Beach, Florida

– Number of beaches: 2
– Beach length: 10.15 miles
– Average swim season length: 244 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.0 degrees
– Median home price: $436,600

Man with surfboard on beach with sunset.

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#59. Carolina Beach, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 5
– Beach length: 5.13 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 79.8 degrees
– Median home price: $409,400

Aerial of downtown Norfolk.

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#58. Norfolk, Virginia

– Number of beaches: 10
– Beach length: 7.37 miles
– Average swim season length: 136 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.6 degrees
– Median home price: $227,100

View of Kailua and the islands off the coast from the Lanikai.

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#57. Kailua, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 6
– Beach length: 23.48 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $1,101,900

A beachfront park in Quintana Beach.

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#56. Quintana, Texas

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 8.85 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 85.4 degrees
– Median home price: $250,300

Umbrella and loungers on beach.

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#55. Biloxi, Mississippi

– Number of beaches: 4
– Beach length: 5.59 miles
– Average swim season length: 213 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.3 degrees
– Median home price: $180,800

Portland water tower against blue sky.

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#54. Portland, Texas

– Number of beaches: 5
– Beach length: 4.35 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 85.5 degrees
– Median home price: $190,600

Coastline along Wailea Beach Path.

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#53. Wailea, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 13
– Beach length: 3.43 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $1,101,700

Coastline of Long Beach in Mississippi.

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#52. Long Beach, Mississippi

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 9.13 miles
– Average swim season length: 213 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.3 degrees
– Median home price: $163,800

Aerial view of Jacksonville Beach.

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#51. Jacksonville, Florida

– Number of beaches: 4
– Beach length: 10.89 miles
– Average swim season length: 244 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.3 degrees
– Median home price: $215,700

Aerial of the mountains and skies around Makaha.

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#50. Makaha, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 6
– Beach length: 2.69 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $428,100

Ormond Beach beach access.

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#49. Ormond-By-The-Sea, Florida

– Number of beaches: 2
– Beach length: 13.22 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.6 degrees
– Median home price: $261,400

Sunset photo from Lower Grand Lagoon.

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#48. Lower Grand Lagoon, Florida

– Number of beaches: 2
– Beach length: 11.62 miles
– Average swim season length: 244 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.3 degrees
– Median home price: $272,600

Aerial of North topsail beach.

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#47. North Topsail Beach, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 10
– Beach length: 13.38 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.7 degrees
– Median home price: $384,700

Kaneohe residential area and Marine Cobase.

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#46. Kaneohe Base, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 22.03 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $722,500

Waimea Bay beach with boats and clear sky.

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#45. Waimea, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 4
– Beach length: 4.16 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $470,000

Aerial view of Avon North Carolina.

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#44. Avon, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 2
– Beach length: 8.53 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.9 degrees
– Median home price: $263,600

View down the street of Miami stores and restaurants.

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#43. Miami Beach, Florida

– Number of beaches: 5
– Beach length: 9.46 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 83.6 degrees
– Median home price: $449,200

View down the coast of Atlantic City.

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#42. Atlantic City, New Jersey

– Number of beaches: 43
– Beach length: 4.30 miles
– Average swim season length: 107 days
– Average county summer temperature: 75.3 degrees
– Median home price: $136,900

View of a red bicycle on a front porch.

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#41. Beaufort, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 7
– Beach length: 2.75 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.9 degrees
– Median home price: $234,300

Haena Beach Park on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

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#40. Haena, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 5
– Beach length: 3.88 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $892,900

Sunset and fishing pier sign.

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#39. Virginia Beach, Virginia

– Number of beaches: 24
– Beach length: 33.49 miles
– Average swim season length: 144 days
– Average county summer temperature: 77.9 degrees
– Median home price: $294,100

Generic sunset over beach scene.

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#38. Lamar, Texas

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: .96 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 85.7 degrees
– Median home price: $173,500

Aerial panoramic image off the coast over Princeville.

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#37. Princeville, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 4
– Beach length: 6.52 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $778,400

High aerial view of highway along the coast.

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#36. Waianae, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 5
– Beach length: 3.88 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $433,500

Aerial photo of St. George Island.

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#35. St. George Island, Florida

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 19.16 miles
– Average swim season length: 244 days
– Average county summer temperature: 81.6 degrees
– Median home price: $541,200

Aerial view of a sunset over the beach in Jekyll Island.

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#34. Jekyll Island, Georgia

– Number of beaches: 8
– Beach length: 9.66 miles
– Average swim season length: 213 days
– Average county summer temperature: 81.8 degrees
– Median home price: $430,900

Cloudy scene of Los Angeles downtown skyline and palm trees in foreground.

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#33. Los Angeles, California

– Number of beaches: 9
– Beach length: 14.86 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 76.9 degrees
– Median home price: $711,900

Mountains and coastline of beach.

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#32. Hanalei, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 5
– Beach length: 5.36 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $2,000,001

Sunset from Makena Cove on Maui.

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#31. Makena, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 7
– Beach length: 7.58 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $1,704,500

Boat and building along waterway.

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#30. Hilo, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 10
– Beach length: 3.80 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $370,100

Port Aransas sign and cargo in background.

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#29. Port Aransas, Texas

– Number of beaches: 6
– Beach length: 12.17 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 86.1 degrees
– Median home price: $448,300

Sunset and aerial of a lighthouse.

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#28. Ocracoke, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 4
– Beach length: 16.02 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.7 degrees
– Median home price: $371,400

Coastline with beach goers and buildings.

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#27. Clearwater, Florida

– Number of beaches: 6
– Beach length: 6.83 miles
– Average swim season length: 182 days
– Average county summer temperature: 84.7 degrees
– Median home price: $248,100

South Padre highway sign and road.

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#26. South Padre Island, Texas

– Number of beaches: 8
– Beach length: 9.75 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 86.3 degrees
– Median home price: $364,300

Nags Head welcome sign and road.

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#25. Nags Head, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 9
– Beach length: 13.93 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.9 degrees
– Median home price: $336,900

The harbor village of Maalaea on the West coast of Maui.

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#24. Maalaea, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 5.48 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $388,500

East Honolulu skyline with Ala Wai Canal in foreground.

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#23. East Honolulu, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 19
– Beach length: 16.11 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $976,900

Beach stores and roadway.

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#22. Lahaina, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 6
– Beach length: 6.27 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $741,100

Fort Lauderdale waterway and boats docked.

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#21. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

– Number of beaches: 7
– Beach length: 7.75 miles
– Average swim season length: 260 days
– Average county summer temperature: 83.5 degrees
– Median home price: $380,300

Haleiwa North Shore sign and road.

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#20. Haleiwa, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 10
– Beach length: 14.12 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $902,700

Aerial view of Surfside Beach, Texas.

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#19. Surfside Beach, Texas

– Number of beaches: 3
– Beach length: 15.33 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 85.4 degrees
– Median home price: $198,300

Trail and lighthouse in Oak Island Beach.

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#18. Oak Island, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 14
– Beach length: 10.87 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 79.3 degrees
– Median home price: $283,500

San Diego sunset skyline.

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#17. San Diego, California

– Number of beaches: 28
– Beach length: 81.12 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 76.7 degrees
– Median home price: $666,100

Close up on beach goers and their setups.

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#16. Emerald Isle, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 10
– Beach length: 17.69 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.9 degrees
– Median home price: $441,900

Waves lapping at the shore of a beach at sunrise.

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#15. Palacios, Texas

– Number of beaches: 6
– Beach length: 2.37 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 85.2 degrees
– Median home price: $161,800

Honokowai Beach Park coastline.

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#14. Napili-Honokowai, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 8
– Beach length: 5.56 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $696,300

Buildings and road along waterway.

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#13. Hollywood, Florida

– Number of beaches: 8
– Beach length: 8.17 miles
– Average swim season length: 258 days
– Average county summer temperature: 83.5 degrees
– Median home price: $306,500

Scenic view of Honolulu city.

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#12. Urban Honolulu, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 28
– Beach length: 18.48 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $734,200

Welcome sign with beach in the background.

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#11. Gulfport, Mississippi

– Number of beaches: 6
– Beach length: 8.76 miles
– Average swim season length: 213 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.3 degrees
– Median home price: $140,700

Monument and information plaque.

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#10. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

– Number of beaches: 8
– Beach length: 7.76 miles
– Average swim season length: 214 days
– Average county summer temperature: 78.9 degrees
– Median home price: $271,200

Roadway with cars and people walking.

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#9. Kihei, Hawaii

– Number of beaches: 10
– Beach length: 8.36 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 80.9 degrees
– Median home price: $644,900

Coastline and boat on the water.

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#8. Freeport, Texas

– Number of beaches: 4
– Beach length: 15.75 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 85.4 degrees
– Median home price: $143,600

Daytona beach archway sign over road.

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#7. Daytona Beach, Florida

– Number of beaches: 6
– Beach length: 15.75 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 82.6 degrees
– Median home price: $194,200

Sunset and buildings along water.

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#6. Texas City, Texas

– Number of beaches: 4
– Beach length: 8.85 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 85.4 degrees
– Median home price: $159,900

Close up of flowers near a beach.

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#5. Aransas Pass, Texas

– Number of beaches: 5
– Beach length: 5.50 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 86.1 degrees
– Median home price: $160,900

Sand of Jamaica Beach in Corpus Christi.

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#4. Jamaica Beach, Texas

– Number of beaches: 4
– Beach length: 20.85 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 85.4 degrees
– Median home price: $280,400

Aerial view of Bolivar Peninsula beach houses.

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#3. Bolivar Peninsula, Texas

– Number of beaches: 17
– Beach length: 27.21 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 85.4 degrees
– Median home price: $244,300

Train and buildings with palm trees.

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#2. Galveston, Texas

– Number of beaches: 17
– Beach length: 49.18 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 85.4 degrees
– Median home price: $250,800

Sunset aerial of marina and buildings.

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#1. Corpus Christi, Texas

– Number of beaches: 40
– Beach length: 53.83 miles
– Average swim season length: 364 days
– Average county summer temperature: 86.6 degrees
– Median home price: $174,800

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