The Top Ten: States with Longest Coastlines

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
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States with Longest Coastlines

RankStateBodies of WaterMiles—General Coastline
1. Alaska Pacific/Arctic 6,640
2. Florida Atlantic/Gulf 1,350
3. California Pacific 840
4. Hawaii Pacific 750
5. Louisiana Gulf 397
6. Texas Gulf 367
7. North Carolina Atlantic 301
8. Oregon Pacific 296
9. Maine Atlantic 228
10. Massachusetts Atlantic 192
Source: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service.

Figures are lengths of general outline of seacoast. This does not include freshwater coastlines. Measurements are made with unit measure of 30 minutes of latitude on charts as near scale of 1:1,200,000 as possible. Coastline of bays and sounds is included to point where they narrow to width of unit measure, and distance across at such point is included.

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