Good news for Texas beachgoers…even though some of our coastal beaches seem pretty crowded at times, none of ours are among the most crowded in the nation. But which beaches are the most crowded in America?

Well, if you decide to lay out on the beaches in Florida you should know that the state has the largest amount of overcrowded beaches on the list. However, these sandy bikini paradises don’t hold a candle to the top ranking beach — California’s Venice Beach wins hands down, attracting some 16 million people from all walks of life each year followed by Miami Beach with just over 13 million.

While there never really is a time that these beaches aren’t jam packed with people, travel experts recommend that going in the early morning hours and avoiding weekends like the plague is the best way to escape larger crowds.

Perhaps investing in a garden hose and a sandbox might not be a bad idea.

America’s Most Crowded Beaches

1. Venice Beach, California
Annual Visitors: 16,000,000

2. Miami Beach, Florida
Annual Visitors: 13,268,841

3. Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York
Annual Visitors: 11,164,975

4. Newport Beach, California
Annual Visitors: 9,446,850

5. Daytona Beach, Florida
Annual Visitors: 8,000,000

6. Huntington Beach, California
Annual Visitors: 7,936,526

7. Hollywood, Florida
Annual Visitors: 7,727,987

8. Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Annual Visitors: 7,535,000

9. Jones Beach, New York
Annual Visitors: 5,100,000

10. Brevard County, Florida
Annual Visitors: 4,776,993