A new study finds that Lakeland is home to the sexier beaches in Florida, thanks in part to the fact that they’re all in the Sunshine State.
The findings from the Florida Beach Beach Institute, a non-profit organization, were released on Monday.
The institute, which provides beach education and research to the state, surveyed thousands of people who were either in Lake or Palm Beach counties.
Among those surveyed, 62 percent of people identified Lakeland as the sex capital of Florida.
The other four counties in the state are all in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Hillsborough counties.
The researchers said the most surprising result is that Palm Beach County, the state’s most populated county, ranked as the most sexually desirable.
That was despite being the most populous in the entire state.
The Sunshine State also has the most beachy beaches, according to the institute, with Palm Beach Bay Beach, Miami Beach and Coral Gables having the largest beach populations.
The Florida Beach Institute’s survey, which polled a total of more than 10,000 people, found that only three of the six beaches that were most sexually appealing in Lake were in Florida.
But that was mostly due to the beaches in the Miami-Coral Gables and Miami Beach suburbs.
The beaches in Coral Gable, which has an average of about 1,500 people, were also in the top 10.
The rest of the beaches, which include two of the most popular destinations in the resort town of Key West, were in the middle or lower spots.
Beach amenities, like the beach bar and bar-style restaurants, were among the most attractive features in the rest of Lakeland, with Lakeland residents most likely to say they were most attracted to the amenities.
For the next five years, the institute plans to continue to monitor the state and to compile more information on the beach communities.