Thursday, December 22, 2016

A quiz: How many miles long is the Lake Worth “BEACH!” in Florida?

The quiz and the answer are below. Before we get to that, how many miles of BEACH! does Florida have?

Below is a short video by VisitFlorida of the open coast beaches in the State of Florida. When you add up the total miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, the Straits, and the Gulf of Mexico it totals 825 miles. If you total the northeast, central, and southeast regions of the Atlantic Ocean beaches the total is 362.7 miles of beach.

Now, how many of that 362 miles of Atlantic Coast beach do you think the Lake Worth BEACH! comprises?

POP QUIZ: How many miles long is the Lake Worth BEACH! (approximately)? Is it:
  1. Two miles long?
  2. Five and ¼ miles?
  3. One and ½ miles?
  4. 0.26 miles (1,280 feet)?
  5. One mile and 98 feet?
Stop here. Watch the short video below and think about it.

The answer is 4! 0.26 miles/1,280 feet (approximately).
A party at the Lake Worth BEACH! Photoshop by the inimitable former City blogger Tom McGow.

For some perspective, Florida’s Atlantic coastal beaches total approximately 362 miles. That would mean the Lake Worth BEACH! makes up about 0.072 of that. Of ALL Florida beaches? 0.032.

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