America's Best Beaches, According to Foursquare

Whether you've done enough burrito-to-mouth workouts to achieve your beach body or not, beach season is upon us. And to get you prepared for all that sand and sun, Foursquare has released a list of 36 outstanding beaches, consisting of the top-rated beaches in each state, based on user reviews. Of course, some states don't qualify, thus the smaller list.

Specifically, the site you used for check-ins in 2010 (Foursquare) compiled a crapload of user review data to suss out the list of beach destinations -- from Coney Island in New York to Waikiki in Honolulu. Here's the full list:

Gulf Shores Beach - Gulf Shores, AL
Rotary Park - Lake Havasu City, AZ
Coronado Beach - Coronado, CA
Hammonasset Beach State Park - Madison, CT
Dewey Beach - Delaware
Siesta Key Beach - Sarasota, FL
Jekyll Island - Jekyll Island, GA
Waikiki Beach - Honolulu, HI
Gray’s Lake Park - Des Moines, IA
Lake Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
North Avenue Beach - Chicago, IL
Washington Park Beach - Michigan City, IN
Fontainebleau State Park - Mandeville, LA
Castle Island - Boston, MA
Assateague Island National Seashore (Maryland) - Berlin, MD
Ogunquit Beach - Ogunquit, ME
Silver Beach - Saint Joseph, MI
Lake Harriet - Minneapolis, MN
Osage Beach - Missouri
Gulfport Beach - Gulfport, MS
Jockey’s Ridge State Park - Nags Head, NC
Louisville State Recreation Area - Louisville, NE
Hampton Beach State Park - Hampton, NH
Long Beach Island - Long Beach Island, NJ
Sand Harbor State Park - Incline Village, NV
Headlands Beach State Park - Mentor, OH
Lake Hefner - Oklahoma City, OK
City of Cannon Beach - Oregon
Presque Isle State Park - Erie, PA
Second Beach - Middletown, RI
Stewart Beach - Galveston, TX
Jordanelle State Park - Herber City, UT
Sandbridge Beach - Virginia Beach, VA
Oak ledge Park & Beach - Burlington, VT
Golden Gardens Park - Seattle, WA
Bradford Beach - Milwaukee, WI

Correction: The Foursquare list shows the top-rated beaches in several states across the country, not the top-rated beaches in America as this story previous indicated.

Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and wonders if it's too late to somehow get a beach body this year. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.