# How many U.S. states border an ocean?

Here is the question :

HOW MANY U.S. STATES BORDER AN OCEAN?

Here is the option for the question :

• 18
• 21
• 23
• 29

And, the answer for the the question is :

23

## Explanation:

[STC00299] Surprisingly many states, precisely 23, have at least some coastline on at least one of the nation’s oceans.

The remaining 27 are landlocked, which means that they do not have a coastline on any of the world’s seas, bays, or gulfs.

Naturally, Alaska has the largest coastline of any state, with 6,640 miles of coastline bordering the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Bering Sea.

This number increases to 33,904 miles of coastline when islands are included in the calculation.

In this aspect, Florida, which boasts a total of 1,350 miles of coastline, is the state’s most direct competitor (and 8,436 miles of shoreline).

On the other hand, New Hampshire has the shortest stretch of ocean coast with only 13 miles, which makes up around 4% of the state’s entire border.

This makes it the state with the shortest coastline.