Thirty coastal states. One beach from every state. Which one of these stunning stretches of shoreline will go from contender to winner in our first-ever Best Beach in America Bracket?
Coastal Living editors asked every coastal state in America for their best beach. We’re putting them head-to-head in five different rounds – exactly like a traditional bracket – to find a winner. Voting starts on Friday, March 11 at 7pm EST and will end on Sunday, April 3 at midnight EDT. The winning beach will be featured in the June 2016 issue of Coastal Living, as well as in a special online package. See all the nominees for Best Beach in America.
How we seeded the bracket:
We reached out to the thirty states with a coastline and requested their nominee for best beach. For the states that did not offer a nominee, the editors selected a beach for them. Byes were given to Alaska and Florida for having the most miles of coastline.