23 Best US Beaches in October For a Warm Fall Break

In need of a fall beach escape? I've compiled a list of 23 beaches that are perfect for an October getaway.

So summer’s over, but you’ve still got one more beach trip in you. Or maybe the kid’s Fall Break is coming and you want to get out of town. Or the weather outside is NOT delightful and you need to flee. 

Whatever your reason, I’ve got you covered. I have a list of 23 warm beaches to visit in October. 

I actually love going to the beach in the fall – and I probably visit the beach MORE in the fall than I do in the summer.  My birthday is in September and I always spend it at the beach. And I’ve been able to take advantage of so many amazing deals in October and November. It’s a whole other world compared to the summer crowds and heat. 

So, whether the whole fam is going, it’s a romantic couples trip, a friend trip, or if you’re escaping solo check out my list of beaches below! 

Key Takeaways

  • Benefits of an October beach trip are lower prices, fewer crowds, and pleasant weather. 
  • Places like California, Florida, Texas, and Georgia are still warm enough for the beach; along with the year-round hot spots like the Caribbean and Hawaii. 
  • October is hurricane season, so if you are visiting the southeast, make sure to monitor the weather and consider purchasing travel insurance. 

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What To Watch Out For in October

  • Weather: October can be unpredictable. While it’s generally pleasant, there’s a chance of encountering cooler than expected temperatures, especially at night. Be prepared with layers of clothing you can adjust to. That goes for the ocean temperature too!
  • Hurricane season: Womp, womp. Hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th. While the peak is typically in September, there’s still a chance of storms in October, particularly in the southeast. Watch the weather forecasts when your trip is nearing and have a backup plan in case of bad weather.
  • Limited amenities: Some beach towns and resorts cater heavily to summer crowds. In October, you might find some shops, restaurants, or water sport rentals closed for the season. There might even be fewer lifeguards on duty at beaches in October. 

Best US Beaches in October


1. San Juan, Puerto Rico: El Escambron Beach

October temperature: High 90 / Low 71 

Walking distance from San Juan, El Escambron Beach is the most popular beach in the area, for tourists and locals—and for good reason.

First of all, it’s gorgeous. It has beautiful, clear waters, the sand is soft, plus there are mountain views to stare at. There are also plenty of palm trees for shade, and even a couple of spots you can hang a hammock to really relax.

Not only is it huge but it offers two different experiences on each side. On one side there’s a protected cove so the waves are calm and it’s the spot for swimming and lounging around. On the other side, the area is perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Plus, there’s restrooms, showers, lifeguards, plus numerous restaurants and cafes nearby. This beach is a total crowd pleaser!

Need an itinerary for your first time in Puerto Rico? Read over my 7 day itinerary with everything you must do while you’re on the island!

The Best Hotels Near El Escambron Beach

✅ For the best hotel around San Juan: check prices and book your stay at the Caribe Hilton here!

2. St. Thomas, USVI: Magens Bay Beach

October temperature: High 88 / Low 79

Consistently voted one of the top-10 most beautiful beaches in the WORLD, Magens Bay Beach is what you picture when you think of a tropical beach. Crystal clear turquoise water, bright white sand with a touch of pink, a lush backdrop, swaying palm trees… it’s postcard worthy.

Since it’s a bay the water is calm and so are the vibes. Snorkeling is great, swimming is safe, and you might even catch adults laying on floats with a drink in hand.

The beach has food options, a rental shop, showers, restrooms, picnic tables, changing rooms, and lifeguards. Only downside is that there’s an entrance fee for anyone 13+.

The Best Hotels Near Magens Bay Beach

✅ For a low-key resort on the bay: check prices and book your stay at Flamboyan on the Bay Resort here! 

3. St Croix, USVI: Rainbow Beach

October temperature: High 85 / Low 75

If you’re looking for easy beach days with local Caribbean vibes, Rainbow Beach is it.

Rhythms, the restaurant/bar on the beach, serves up local foods and drinks. There’s a spot to rent beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkeling equipment, and jet skis.

If you want a lively time, visit on Sunday Fundays when the beach lights up with locals and live music. Avoid visiting on a Tuesday though, that’s when cruise ships dock, and the beach gets crowded.

The Best Hotels Near Rainbow Beach

✅ For one of the best resorts on the island: check prices and book your stay at the Carambola Beach Resort St. Croix here! 

4. St John, USVI: Trunk Bay Beach

October temperature: High 84 / Low 71

St. John’s most visited beach, most photographed beach, AND voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world by Conde Nast! It’s pretty much the best overall beach in St. John.

Trunk Bay is long with fluffy white sand and has calm waters and thriving coral reefs that are perfect for snorkeling and kayaking. It has all the amenities you’ll need too—a snack shack, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, beach chairs, and a rental shop for beach gear. Unfortunately, there’s a small entrance fee though.

The beach can get crowded (especially on cruise dock days). Luckily, if you head left from the entrance, you’ll get more privacy and better snorkeling. And if you continue beyond the rocks, you’ll discover a small secret pocket beach, Jumbie Beach!

The Best Hotels Near Trunk Bay Beach

✅ For a beachfront apartment with glorious views: check prices and book Peter Bay Gatehouse here!

✅ If you’d rather stay in the city and take the drive into Trunk Bay Beach, book the most luxurious and family-friendly resort on the island: click here to check prices at the Westin St. John Resort Villas. 


5. Oahu: Waikiki Beach

October temperature: High 87 / Low 72

Waikiki Beach is one of the most popular destinations in all of the Hawaiian Islands. The weather is perfect, the beach is gorgeous, and the water is clear with vibrant coral reefs.

In addition to lounging on the beach, October is a great time to learn how to surf because the waves are perfect for it. My first time surfing ever was on Oahu and I had a blast! The instructors are awesome.

Waikiki Beach is centrally located too, so you will be close to everything you could want—shopping, dining, desserts, plenty of amazing hotels, and countless activities.

 Take this 3-hour snorkeling + waterslide + Diamond Head cruise! It’s earned 5 stars and a Badge of Excellence! 
➡️ Check prices and book this traveler-favorite cruise from Waikiki!

The Best Hotels Near Waikiki Beach

✅ For a family paradise: check prices and book the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort here!

✅ For beautiful, old-school Hawaiian vibes: check prices and book the The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort here! 

6. Kauai: Hanalei Bay

October temperature: High 84 / Low 69

On the north, quieter side of Kauai is Hanalei Bay. It’s a huge bay with a beautiful mountain backdrop. The beach is wide, two miles long, with white, powdery sands. The water is clear and warm.

There is a long pier to walk out on to really see the views. Restrooms, lifeguards, and picnic tables are on-site and rental shops and dining options within walking distance.

You’ll really feel like you’re on a tropical vacation on the North Shore. It’s peaceful, incredibly lush, with plenty of gorgeous beaches to visit—and a lot less crowds than the south.

Heading to Kauai for the first time? Check out my guide for where to stay and play around the island! 

The Best Hotel Near Hanalei Bay

✅ For a lush resort with an amazing pool: check prices and book your stay at Hanalei Bay Resort here!

7. Maui: Ka’anapali Beach

October temperature: High 84 / Low 75

A previous winner for America’s Best Beach, Ka’anapali Beach has beautiful golden sands, clear waters, and a fun vibe.

There are seven resorts that line the beach plus a neighboring mall and many restaurants and activities around. So, if you want action, this is your spot.

Snorkeling is excellent around Black Rock, especially at the north end of the beach. I saw every single color of fish when I went! You can also visit the booths along the beach and sign up to go parasailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, on a boat, or sign up for surfing lessons.

One of the coolest (and most famous) attractions is the cliff diving ceremony every night at sunset. A cliff diver lights the torches along the cliff and dives off of Black Rock. It is awesome to watch!

Check out my list of the top 23 things to do on Maui here!

➡️ Check out this 5-star snorkel tour!

Awarded the Badge of Excellence, this 2.5 hour tour takes you to an underwater reef with beverages included.

The Best Hotels Near Ka’anapali Beach

✅ A condo resort for the best family-friendly stay (we LOVED it): check prices and book your stay at Honua Kai Resort and Spa here!

✅ For a luxury stay with breathtaking views in front of the famous Black Rock (we LOVED it here too!): check prices and book your stay at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa here!

8. Big Island: Hapuna Beach

October temperature: High 86 / Low 71

Not only one of the best US beaches for Spring Break, Hapuna Beach is regularly voted among the best beaches in the world! It’s roughly 200 feet wide and stretches for about a half mile. It’s a breathtaking beach with pure white sand and a gradual slope into the ocean.

Besides being beautiful, the beach has everything you will need. There are restrooms, picnic tables, beach and gear rentals, food concession stands, lots of trees for shade, lifeguards, and a large parking lot. Snorkeling is good on the north and south sides too. 

I absolutely loved my time on this beach, I stayed for almost the full day! (And the fish tacos at the food stand were delish!)

Note: the beach is currently undergoing water work that will make showers unavailable until sometime in 2024.

➡️ Check out this 5-star Night Manta Ray Adventure tour!
Take a short cruise at sunset to swim with manta rays! All equipment and light refreshments are included.
And if you don’t see any manta rays, they’ll book you on another tour for free.

The Best Hotel Near Hapuna Beach

✅ For the ultimate luxury stay: check prices and book your stay at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort here!  


Remember above when I mentioned hurricane season? If you choose to head to Florida anyways (couldn’t blame you, I’ve done it myself), just know the weather MIGHT be bad. Have a back-up plan or get travel insurance.

9. Ft. Lauderdale: Hollywood Beach

October temperature: High 83 / Low 78

Named one of Fodor’s Best Beach for Families, Hollywood Beach is amazing—it’s wide, goes on for miles, and the water is clear.

Right outside of Ft. Lauderdale, the beach has a lot of options for water activities—jet skis, surf lessons, kayaking, parasailing, paddleboats, or just swimming. There are multiple volleyball nets set up on the beach too. And some resorts have full service on the beach, so you can get food and drinks right at your beach chair.

The beach is lined by the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, full of restaurants, boutiques, dessert shops, live music, and great people watching.

A free shuttle ride away is Young Circle, the downtown area, with even more activities and many events.

If you’re visiting Hollywood Beach for the first time, read over my full guide by clicking here!

The Best Hotels Near Hollywood Beach

✅ For the ultimate beachside resort (we LOVED our stay here!): check prices and book your stay at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach here!  

10. Key West: Smathers Beach

October temperature: High 85 / Low 76

Key West’s largest beach and one of the best (if not THE best)! Clear blue waters, white sands, lined with palm trees— the ultimate tropical vibes.

Not only is it beautiful, but it gives you everything you’ll need plus more. Beach chairs and umbrellas, volleyball courts, food trucks, restrooms, picnic tables, jet skis, paddleboards, kayaks, parasailing, boats, floats, and parking.

While it’s on the quieter side of Key West, there is a free shuttle, the Duval Loop bus, that takes you to bustling Old Town, lined with shops, bars, and restaurants. Many hotels also offer free shuttle rides to popular areas of town.

➡️ Check out prices for this awesome parasailing adventure– for a one, two, or three-seater ride here! 

The Best Hotels Near Smathers Beach

✅ For a family-friendly resort with amazing amenities: check the prices and book your stay at Margaritaville Beach House Key West here!

11. St. Pete Beach

October temperature: High 84 / Low 72

Consistently named America’s Best Beach by different publications every year, St. Pete is a dream. It’s known for it’s bright-white sand (seriously, bring your sunglasses), emerald waters, and fun oceanfront resorts. 

The beach has activities like parasailing, boat tours, sunset cruises, paddle boarding, and fishing. There’s even a kid’s pirate cruise nearby! You’ll have plenty of options for activities here.

And the best part is that you can walk to pretty much everything. Once you’re beached out, plenty of restaurants, bars, and music are just a stroll away. And if you want even more, you can head over to the bustling strip on Central Ave.

Get on the water on this 2 hour dolphin cruise with snorkeling at Shell Island – can’t beat that combo!
Check prices and book it here.

The Best Hotels Near St. Pete Beach

✅ A family-friendly 40-acre tropical paradise with all kinds of amenities and activities: check prices and book your stay at the Tradewinds Island Grand by clicking here!

12. 30A Beaches

October temperature: High 81 / Low 63

Florida’s Panhandle hides a secret: 30A Beaches! Right in between Destin and Panama City Beach, 30A offers a charming escape with pristine white sands and turquoise water.

30A isn’t just one beach – it’s a collection of unique communities. Family-friendly Seaside and Watercolor have shops, restaurants, and activities, quieter Seagrove and Rosemary Beaches offer relaxation, Grayton Beach is artsy and full of natural beauty with hiking trails at Grayton Beach State Park and upscale Alys Beach will make you think you’re in the Mediterranean with swaying palm trees and gorgeous architecture.

30A caters to everyone! Soak up the sun, explore charming towns, or kayak and paddleboard. Nearby Destin and Panama City Beach provide excitement, just a short drive away.

The Best Hotel Near 30A Beaches

✅ For an upscale beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool, on-site dining, and an on-site spa,  in a perfect location on Rosemary Beach, check prices and book your stay at The Pearl Hotel by clicking here!

13. Marco Island: South Beach

October temperature: High 86 / Low 70

If you’re looking for a calm fall getaway, South Beach is one of the best beaches on quiet Marco Island—powdery white sand and turquoise waters for miles. And along with being beautiful, it’s one of the best shelling beaches in the country!

South Beach offers a good old fashioned beach day. Calm waters are great for swimming or renting a kayak or paddleboat. If you want more action, jet skis, parasailing, and boat tours are available. There are plenty of restaurant options within walking distance too.

The Best Hotels Near Marco Island

✅ For an upscale beachfront resort with amazing amenities: check prices and book your stay at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort here

Southern States

14. Alabama: Orange Beach

October temperature: High 80 / Low 59

Most people don’t think of Alabama when they’re searching for a beach escape, but you should! Orange Beach is a charming, relaxing little hidden gem on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. 

If you just want to get away and enjoy some tranquility, this is your spot. You can enjoy the intense beauty of the beach with its pristine white sands and clear emerald water.

If you want to get on the water, rental shops line the beach for all types of water activities ( like dolphin watching!)  

And after the beach you can head to the Wharf for all kinds of dining options, a Ferris wheel, events, an arcade, and boat tours.

Speaking of dolphin tours—check out this highly rated dolphin tour that’s earned a Badge of Excellence by clicking here!

And if you can make it an adults-only night, try this 5-star sunset cruise on a tiki bar (where you also might spot dolphins)! 

The Best Hotel Near Orange Beach

✅ A crowd-pleasing beachfront hotel with something for everyone: check prices and book your stay at the Perdido Beach Resort by clicking here!

15. South Padre Island, TX: Isla Blanca Beach

October temperature: High 85 / Low 73

Did you know you can get tropical vibes in Texas? South Padre Island is 34 miles of light sand beach between the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre Bay. And with 300 days of sunshine, this is a great spot for an October beach vacation.

Isla Blanca Park is known as the best beach in the area. Besides lounging on the beach, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing are also popular activities. for the more adventurous, there’s beach horseback riding, jet skis, and parasailing. There are plenty of food options to choose from in the area too.

The Best Hotels Near South Padre Island Beach

✅ For an upscale resort on the beach: check prices and book your stay at Margaritaville Beach Resort South Padre Island here! 

16. St. Simons Island, Georgia: East Beach

April temperature: High 78 / Low 63

A barrier island off of Georgia’s coast, St. Simons Island has everything you’ll need for a fun and relaxing fall getaway — remarkable scenery, beautiful beaches, and charming shops and restaurants. 

East Beach is the most popular and largest beach in the area. You can kayak, paddle board, rent boogie boards, go shelling, bike along the beach, or even get a scuba or snorkeling lesson. There’s a big bonus for kids too — right along East Beach is Neptune Park Fun Zone with an 18-hole mini golf course and pool. 

And if you head south, you’ll hit Pier Village, a downtown hub of dining options and shops.

The Best Hotel Near East Beach

✅ The best of St. Simons Island, right on the beach: check prices and book your stay at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort by clicking here!

17. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Coligny Beach

October temperature: High 77 / Low 58

Named one of the top family beach destinations in the US year after year, Hilton Head Island offers 12 miles of white sand and calm waters. And popular Coligny Beach has even been named top 25 bluest water locations in the country. So, you can rest assured that the beach delivers. 

You can lounge the day away at Coligny Beach, or have some fun playing volleyball, rent bikes, jump in the splash pad with the kids, or enjoy a drink at the beach bar. You’ll have all the beach amenities you need too — lifeguards, restrooms, outdoor showers, umbrella rentals, and free parking are all offered.

There are restaurants scattered within walking distance, or you can head to Main Street Village for the unique shops, dining, desserts, and good vibes. 


Kids will LOVE this 1.5 hour Pirate Ship Adventure Sail – they’ll get transformed into pirates with costumes and face paint and set sail for treasure.
Check prices and book the Pirate Adventure Sail here!

The Best Hotels Near Coligny Beach

✅ A casual, beachfront hotel near the action: check prices and book your stay at the Beach House Resort Hilton Head Island by clicking here!

18. Outer Banks North Carolina: Nags Head Beach

October temperature: High 73 / Low 61

The Outer Banks of North Carolina are barrier islands off the coast boasting over 100 miles of open, sandy shores and seaside villages. It’s a refreshing break from the built up beach resort towns nearby.  

One of the most popular beaches that make up the Outer Banks is lively Nags Head. The 12 miles of soft, light sand is the main attraction – but it offers a lot more! 

Sand dunes, boutiques, surf shops, a variety of delicious bites, and even an outlet mall all make Nags Head a great summer retreat. And if you want a quieter spot, just head south – the further south you go, the less busy the beaches get! 


The Best Hotel Near Nags Head Beach

✅ For an oceanfront hotel with an indoor pool, free breakfast, and free parking in a great location, check prices and book your stay the the Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront by clicking here!


19. Newport Beach: Main Beach

October temperature: 72 High / 64 Low

One of my favorite beaches on the list! Newport Beach is 10 miles of soft, sandy beaches with an exciting atmosphere perfect for any type of beach trip. 

The beach buzzes with energy – there are volleyball nets set up, kayak rentals, and beachfront restaurants that line the sand.  Master surfers can head to The Wedge for monstrous waves, while families can enjoy the playground right on the sand. 

Become a kid again at Balboa Fun Zone, a small amusement park with rides and classic games. Or you can just stroll along the pier or boardwalk and take in all of the beauty. There’s something for everyone here! 

If you’re visiting Newport Beach with the kids for the first time, read over my guide of where to stay and play here!

The Best Hotels Near Main Beach in Newport Beach

✅ For a luxury stay with plenty of amenities just blocks from the beach: check prices and book your stay at Lido House by clicking here!

20. Los Angeles: South Bay Beaches

October temperature: High 76 / Low 59

Los Angeles South Bay beaches, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach, offer the laid-back California vibe in their own distinct ways. And they’re all connected by a bike path called The Strand, so getting to each of them is easy!

They share the same beautiful stretch of sand, tall palm trees, and lifeguard stations. Each of them has their own bustling boardwalk area— Manhattan Beach is a bit ritzy, Hermosa Beach is a vibrant boho chic, while Redondo is down-to-earth casual.

The best part about the South Bay is that it’s so walkable. Wherever you stay you’ll be minutes away from exceptional dining, shopping, treats, culture, events, you name it.

Read over my top things to do in Hermosa Beach here!

The Best Hotel Near The South Bay Beaches:

✅ For a beachfront hotel—also on The Strand—with all the amenities you need: check prices and book your stay at The Beach House Hermosa Beach by clicking here!

21. Santa Cruz: Main Beach

October temperature: High 72 / Low 49

Santa Cruz is a classic California beach town with a relaxed vibe. I’ve visited many times since I live near it, and every time I discover something new. 

Main Beach offers something for everyone. The beach itself is huge, lined with volleyball nets, kayak and paddle board rentals, surfers, and has food options nearby. But the most exciting part is the famous Santa Cruz boardwalk – a huge amusement park right on the beach. 

Biking is the best way to get around and you’ll want to rent one to get around town. You’ll love coasting around enjoying the beach vibes all around town! 

Read over my Santa Cruz weekend guide, including an itinerary, by clicking here!

The Best Hotels Near Main Beach

✅ The most famous hotel in Santa Cruz with a retro vibe, on the beach, and on-site coffee shop: check prices and book your stay at The Dream Inn by clicking here!

22. Pismo Beach: Pismo State Beach

October temperature: High 72 / Low 50

The central coast of California doesn’t get as much attention as the rest of the state, but it should! Pismo Beach is a charming little beach town in the middle of San Francisco and Los Angeles. 

Pismo State Beach has it all. A wide beach with soft, golden sands, a playground, a variety of restaurants and shops, and amazing hotels steps away. 

Nearby, there are plenty of parks (even ones on top of cliffs!), a famous monarch butterfly grove, sand dunes, and tons of outdoor activities.  

Read my ultimate guide to Pismo Beach by clicking here! 

The Best Hotels Near Pismo Beach

✅ A beachfront hotel in a perfect location with an on-site coffee shop and wraparound patio with fire pits (and s’mores kits!): check prices and book your stay at the Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach by clicking here!

23. San Diego: Coronado Beach

October temperature: High 74 / Low 61

Coronado Beach is pretty famous—it was voted #1 beach in America by Dr. Beach, top US beaches on TripAdvisor, and even featured in the old film “Some Like it Hot.”

It’s a picturesque California beach town. It’s long and wide and even sparkles due to the mineral mica in the sand. There are beach chairs and cabanas, volleyball, firepits, tidepools, and calm waves for swimming or boogie boarding.

Orange Avenue, full of restaurants and shops, is just a stroll away. 

Read my full guide to San Diego by clicking here! 

The Best Hotels Near Coronado Central Beach

✅ The absolute best resort in San Diego for everyone: check prices and book your stay at Hotel Del Coronado here!

Benefits of a Fall Beach Vacation

Pleasant weather: October offers a welcome escape from the scorching heat of summer. The weather is usually mild with warm days and cool nights, making it perfect for spending time outdoors without feeling uncomfortable.

Fewer crowds: Woot, woot! Since summer is over, there are typically far fewer crowds at the beach in October. 

Lower prices: Shoulder season time! Because it’s outside of peak season, you can often find better deals on flights, hotels, and vacation rentals in October. 

Great time for surfing: Hang ten, dude! In a lot of areas around the US, October can be a great time for surfing as the swells start to pick up in the fall. 

Chance to see wildlife: Fall is a time of migration for many animals, so you may be lucky enough to see whales, dolphins, or sea turtles.

FAQs: Best US Beaches in the Fall

Where in the USA is it warm in October?

Several places in the USA tend to have warm weather in October, perfect for a beach vacation. Here are some top picks:

  • Southern Florida: These areas generally experience warm days and comfortable nights in October.
  • California Coast: California boasts a mild Mediterranean climate, making coastal destinations pleasant throughout October.
  • Gulf Coast: The northern Gulf Coast tends to hold onto summer warmth well into October.

Which US beach is warmest in September?

While October offers pleasant weather, September is typically the warmest month for most US beaches. The contenders for the warmest US beach in September are the Caribbean (Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands), South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale, Key West), the Hawaiian Islands, and South Padre Island, TX.

Is Florida cheaper in October?

Yes, Florida is generally cheaper in October compared to peak summer months. This applies to flights, hotels, vacation rentals, and even activities. With the summer crowds gone, you can find better deals on almost everything. However, keep in mind that another reason it’s cheaper is because it’s hurricane season. 

The Wrap Up: Best US Beaches in the Fall

So there you have it, 23 fantastic beach destinations across the US that are perfect for a visit in the fall. October offers a sweet spot – pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and better deals than the summer. 

Remember, with the perks come a few things to consider: pack layers for unpredictable weather, be hurricane-aware in the southeast, and check if amenities and water rentals are still operating at your chosen beach. 

With a little planning, your October beach escape can be the perfect blend of relaxation, sunshine, and coastal charm. Enjoy! 

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