What is America’s Favorite Beach?

What is America’s Favorite Beach?

What is America’s favorite beach? While there are many opinion-based responses to this question, Stacey Sao, the master researcher behind recreational information hub Tipspoke, decided to get an unbiased, fact-based answer. Following a uniquely rigorous 3-step process (details below) with Google Consumer Surveys, Tipspoke uncovered the results for the favorite beaches in the US to be 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

There were also 5 notable runner-ups that made the extended list: La Jolla, CA; Pismo Beach, CA; Long Beach, CA; Ocean City, NJ; Outer Banks, NC; and Virginia Beach, VA.

“The Carolinas made an impressive showing with Myrtle Beach coming in first and Outer Banks making the extended list. Florida and California made the strongest overall showings, dominating the top ten. Jones Beach also made the cut, bringing one home for the great state of New York,” said Ms. Sao. “Every single one of these beaches is a real winner and each has something unique and special to offer.”

The combination of three attributes makes this survey uniquely unbiased and representative of popular opinion. First, it was not limited to any specific readership (i.e., not subscribers to a travel website), but rather distributed broadly across the US through the power of Google Consumer Surveys. Second, it did not offer a list from which people could choose; instead, it offered an open question for the respondent to fill in their “favorite” beach without any aid or bias. Third, the survey was published randomly to thousands of adults in the US and ran until over one thousand responses were tabulated.

Media outlets are welcome to freely use the survey data or chart when accompanied with a courtesy credit and link to https://tipspoke.com. Tipspoke also performs research on other topics and can conduct custom research in partnership with media outlets.

About Tipspoke

Tipspoke’s core mission is to help people discover fun things to do to enrich their lives. Tipspoke is an online hub that partners with the media, subject-matter experts, and local organizations to fulfill this mission. Tipspoke’s flagship free service includes a searchable database of over 3,000 activities across over 40 major metro areas. CEO, Stacey Sao, is a Villanova grad who launched the successful Boston-area website BostonCentral in 2001, before launching Tipspoke. For more information, please visit: https://tipspoke.com

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

One Response to "What is America’s Favorite Beach?"

  1. John Lakian   August 28, 2016 at 9:35 am

    That’s great, thanks for posting the details. And especially being able to use their data for free should be very useful to businesses. Regarding Boston, in particular – another great resource for finding events happening in Boston is http://www.maparound.com – it’s a search engine where you can type what you’re interested in and see a huge list of things, given that Boston is such a great city, with tons of things to do. Not to mention some nice beaches around here – especially Crane Beach with its beautiful sand and public access to Castle Hill – a must see if you are in the area.

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