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States With the Longest Coastlines

Ten U.S. States With the Longest Coastlines

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This photo of the Seven Mile Bridge near Key Largo, Florida straddles the Atlantic Ocean and its Gulf of Mexico. Florida is one of 23 U.S. states that is adjacent to an ocean.

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Updated October 23, 2011
The United States is home to 50 different states that vary greatly in size and location. Nearly half of the states of the United States are not landlocked and border the Atlantic Ocean (or its Gulf of Mexico), the Pacific Ocean, and even the Arctic Sea. Twenty-three states are adjacent to an ocean while twenty-seven states are landlocked.

The following is a list of the states with the ten longest coastlines in the United States arranged by length. The bodies of water that they border have been included for reference.

1) Alaska
Length: 6,640 miles (17,197 km)
Bordering: The Pacific Ocean and Arctic Ocean

2) Florida
Length: 1,350 miles (3,496 km)
Bordering: The Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico

3) California
Length: 840 miles (2,175 km)
Bordering: The Pacific Ocean

4) Hawaii
Length: 750 miles (1,942 km)
Bordering: The Pacific Ocean

5) Louisiana
Length: 397 miles
Bordering: The Gulf of Mexico

6) Texas
Length: 367 miles (1,028 km)
Bordering: The Gulf of Mexico

7) North Carolina
Length: 301 miles (779 km)
Bordering: The Atlantic Ocean

8) Oregon
Length: 296 miles (766 km)
Bordering: The Pacific Ocean

9) Maine
Length: 228 miles (590 km)
Bordering: The Atlantic Ocean

10) Massachusetts
Length: 192 miles (497 km)
Bordering: The Atlantic Ocean

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References Infoplease.com. (n.d.). The Top Ten: States with Longest Coastlines. Retrieved from: http://www.infoplease.com/toptens/longestcoastlines.html

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