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America's Most Crowded Beaches

No. 12 Laguna Beach, CA

Annual Visitors: 4,315,450

This artsy Orange County beach town has only about 22,000 residents but an outsize reputation for beautiful coastal views, waves as high as 15 feet, and plenty of sunshine—an image tarnished only by heavy traffic and too many fellow beachgoers. Try not to let them distract you from the surroundings; dolphins have even been spotted here.

Source: U.S. Lifesaving Association

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