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Florida Has 5 Of The Top 10 Ocean Beach Cities

St. Augustine is the closest to Central Florida.

June 27, 2018

If you're interested in living in a beach city, you're in the right state! A new study by WalletHub has found that five of the top 10 ocean beach cities (as opposed to lake beach cities) happen to be right here in Florida.

The closest to the Central Florida area is St. Augustine, but they extend all the way to the southern tip of the state with Key West. 

In figuring what makes the best beach city, the study took into account livability factors including affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health and quality of life. 

Check out the top 10 below. 

1. Lahaina, HI

2. Naples, FL

3. Sarasota, FL

4. Mill Valley, CA

5. St. Augustine, FL

6. Santa Monica, CA

7. Boca Raton, FL

8. Kihei, HI

9. Westport, CT

10. Key West, FL

57 Florida beach cities made the list of 161 with Holiday, FL ranking the lowest at 159.