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5 Favorite Spring Break Beaches

Best Beaches in America if you're breakin' outta here!

Going to the beach in March is as close to heaven as you can get while still paying taxes. But how do you pick the beach?

Favorite Spring Break BeachesFavorite Spring Break BeachesWe admit that trying to pick the best is a foolish waste of time. Just deciding how you'll decide is asking for a fight. So, we made some arbitrary choices based on nothing more than our own love of sand, sun and surf. Go ahead and disagree. Just be prepared to tell us why your top picks are better than ours. We reserve the right to still think we're right though.

Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii

  • Why we love it: It's Hawaii for starters. The long half-moon sandy beach is carved into the base of a sheer cliff, which is drop-dead beautiful at any time of day.
  • Why you'll love it: A healthy selection of accommodations nearby.

Oracoke Island, North Carolina

  • Why we love it: One of the barrier islands of North Carolina, it's got everything you need for a well-rounded family vacation: historical places and homes, quaint shops and "Banker Ponies" (a wild herd cared for by the National Park Service.
  • Why you'll love it: It's a short 40-minute ferry ride from Hatteras Island - more fun for the kids.

Barefoot Beach Park, Bonita Springs, Florida

  • Why we love it: It's on the southwest coast of Florida between Naples to the South and Fort Meyers to the north. Read: if you really can't relax on the beach, there's lots to do within an hour's drive.
  • Why you'll love it: It's one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on the southwest coast.

Coronado Beach, San Diego

  • Why we love it: A family-friendly beach that offers everything from body surfing, boogie boarding, sand sculpting, whale watching to an off-leash area for dogs.
  • Why you'll love it: You can stay at the famously photogenic Del Coronado Hotel.

Caladesi Island, Florida

  • Why we love it: It's on the St. Pete/Clearwater area of Florida's west coast, which means the sand won't blow in your eyes and the surf is calm and warm.
  • Why you'll love it: At Caladesi Island State Park you'll find miles of nature trails, marina, fishing spots, shelling and picnic pavilions.

So, what's your favorite beach? Why?

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Obviously I am biased living in Fort Lauderdale, but I also enjoy the beaches in Jupiter just north of Juno Beach. Quiet, private and just beautiful

I have to agree Caladesi is great we are also blessed to have Ft Desoto beach here and it is easier to get to for families and even has one of the US top 10 dog parks for those people traveling with their pets.

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