Distances and Travel Times
How many miles of coastline does Maine have?
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How is the New Jersey coastline different from the Maine coastline?
Which state has the longest coastline on the Atlantic Ocean?
The answer depends on which method you use to determine the coastline. If you use the general coastline method, then Florida has the longest coastline on the Atlantic Ocean with 580 miles. North Carolina is second with 301 miles of general coastline. Maine is third with 228 miles of general coastline. If you use the tidal coastline method, then Maine has the longest coastline on the Atlantic Ocean with 3,478 miles. North Carolina is second with 3,375 miles of tidal coastline and Florida is third with 3,331 miles of tidal coastline.