We live in a world where people will do anything for a perfect photo. And it just so happens that you don’t need to travel far to spice up your feed — Miami Beach offers one of the most incredible Instagrammable spots!
The beloved South Beach received a “most Instagrammable beaches in the U.S.” recognition by vacation rental marketplace Florida Rentals. With its white sand and crystal clear waters, the destination landed itself a top-ranked spot, coming in at #2.
To find out just how picturesque these destinations are, Florida Rentals analyzed the number of Instagram hashtags for the most visited beaches in the nation and it compared this with the beach’s length to see which ones had the highest number of hashtags per meter.
Miami’s picture-perfect beach came in with a hashtags per meter score of 2,037, boasting a length of 3,942 and a total of 8,027,955 hashtagged posts on Instagram.
“South Beach has a world-famous beach scene and has undergone numerous artificial and natural changes over the years,” the findings read.
Following SoBe in third place is Cali’s Laguna Beach, a spot known to hold many festivals such as the Festival of the Arts, Kelpfest and Pageant of the Masters. The study found the beach to have 1,319 hashtags per meter, thanks to a total of 3,161,606 hashtagged Instagram posts and a length of 2,397 meters.
Another one of California’s beaches — La Jolla Cove — came out on top as the #1 most Instagrammable, with a whopping 4,257 hashtags per meter. The San Diego beach has had 366,068 hashtagged Instagram posts made about it, and it has the smallest length in the top ten of just 86 meters.
“With only three states featuring in the top ten, it’s clear which states are the top choices for beachgoers in the US. You’d have to go as far as 15th in the study to find Virginia Beach, the highest-ranking entry not in California, Florida, or Hawaii. It’s also fascinating to see how some tiny beaches can garner such strong popularity, especially regarding social media,” a spokesperson for Florida Rentals shared.
In fourth and fifth place are Venice Beach and Hawaii’s Sandy Beach, respectively. The Los Angeles Beach — most popular tourist attraction in LA — has a hashtags per meter score of 899. There are 4,341,671 hashtagged posts for the beach on Instagram, with a length of 4,828 meters.
Located on the south shore of O’ahu, Sandy Beach has 764,196 hashtagged posts in total and a shorter length of 1,020 meters, coming in with a hashtags per meter score of 749. It’s notorious for its bodyboarding and surfing opportunities due to the large and consistent waves which form on the shoreline.