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According to Stacey Sao, the CEO at Tipspoke, America’s favorite beach is Myrtle Beach, SC. It’s the only Carolina beach on the list, with Florida and California dominating the remainder of the list. New York made one appearance.
The top-10 favorite beaches are as follows:
1. Myrtle Beach, SC
2. Miami Beach, FL
3. Clearwater Beach, FL (2-way tie for 3rd)
3. Destin Beach, FL (2-way tie for 3rd)
5. Daytona Beach, FL
6. Siesta Key, FL
7. Cocoa Beach, FL
8. Venice Beach, CA
9. Huntington Beach, CA
10. 4-way tie for 10th place: Jones Beach, NY; Malibu Beach, CA; Newport Beach, CA; and Panama City Beach, FL
Five notable runner-ups included La Jolla, CA; Pismo Beach, CA; Long Beach, CA; Ocean City, NJ; Outer Banks, NC; and Virginia Beach, VA.
The results were found by surveying thousands of people across the U.S. via Google Consumer Surveys, using an open-ended question to avoid aid or bias.