Best Florida Beaches
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To talk about the Best Florida Beaches is easy. The State of Florida, where I spent 15 beautiful years is blessed by some of the Best Beaches in the United States. Being a Peninsula, the state is surrounded by the sea on three sides.

They are, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the Straits of Florida on the south and the Gulf of Mexico on the west. With so many thousands of miles of coast, there is no doubt that Florida is a Beach State. It carries with pride the motto of “The Sunshine State”.

Bahia Honda Beach a typical Florida Beach

Bahia Honda Beach a typical Florida Beach

Florida has beaches for anyone

There are many regions and many types of beaches. Families with children like some type of beaches, while the young and worriless crowd like totally different ones.

One more plus for Florida is the Florida Keys that run in the form of an idyllic necklace chain from the mainland all the way to Key West. This is a destination like no other one in the country. Here you’ll find snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, all the other Watersports and spectacular white sand beaches. In the evenings the action is non-stop. So the Keys are the place for a great vacation, it features some of the best beaches in Florida.

Some of the Best Florida Beaches by Region

Daytona Beach popular for many decades

Daytona Beach popular for many decades

Space Coast Florida

Space coast of Atlantic coast of Florida is the area near Cape Canaveral. It covers the area north of Palm Beach to the Georgia border in Jacksonville. From any point of this stretch of beaches anyone can watch the launching of the spacecrafts. Some of the beaches here are

  • Fernandina Beach
  • Jacksonville Area
  • St. Augustine Area
  • Daytona Beach
  • New Smyrna Beach
  • Space Coast
  • Vero Beach/ Ft. Pierce

Florida Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is the region of the state of Florida between Tequesta on the north and Florida City on the south. The region consists of the long urban cluster that runs along the eastern shores of Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade County; also called the South Florida metropolitan area. It includes the beaches of

  • Miami Beaches
  • Fort Lauderdale Beaches
  • Palm Beach Beaches
  • Boca Raton Beaches

Sunny Isles is one of Best Florida Beaches

Sunny Isles is one of Best Florida Beaches

Fort Lauderdale Beaches

They start north of Miami Beach and are proud to have been continuously certified as Blue Wave Beaches by the Clean Beaches Council of Washington DC.  Some of them are

  • Hollywood beach
  • Dania Beach
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Pompano Beach
  • Fort Lauderdale beach

Miami Beach is a dream for many around the world

Miami Beach has some of the Best Florida Beaches

Miami Beaches

Among the beaches of Greater Miami or Miami Dade County the most important and world renowned is South Beach. This is the southern tip of Miami Beach. The action here is unbelievable. Here you’ll find restaurants, bars, nightclubs and above all lots of beautiful people.

Today a visit to Miami without visiting South Beach is impossible. Other Miami Beaches to mention

  • Bal Harbour Beach
  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Beach
  • Crandon Park Beach
  • Haulover Beach Park
  • Hobie Beach/Windsurf Beach
  • Homestead Bayfront Park
  • Miami Beach - Central
  • Miami Beach - North       
  • Miami Beach - South Beach
  • Miami Beach/South Pointe Park
  • North Shore Open Space Park
  • Oleta State Recreation Area
  • Sunny Isles Beach
  • Surfside
  • Virginia Key Beach - North
  • Virginia Key Beach - South

Smathers Beach in Key West the southernmost point in the USA

Smathers Beach Key West the southernmost point in the USA

Key West Beaches

Key West is southernmost tip of the continental United States, only 90 miles away from Cuba on the other site of the Florida straits.

If you are looking for fun, Smathers Beach is the place. Here you can rent any equipment for your water sports in a beach that is great for snorkeling and swimming. It is also a great place to see and be seen action.

Best Florida Beaches

Sarasota on the west coast of Florida

Sarasota features the Best Florida Beaches

Florida Gulf coast beaches

Gulf coast is the area starting from the southern tip of the Everglades all the way north to Sarasota and the Tampa Bay communities.

Some of its most remarkable beaches are:

  • Naples Florida Beaches
  • Ft Myers Beaches
  • Sanibel and Captiva
  • Sarasota beaches
  • St Pete Beaches
  • Clearwater Beaches

Amazing beaches of Sanibel Island on the Gulf Coast

Amazing beaches of Sanibel Island on the Gulf Coast

Sanibel Beaches

Sanibel Island is a cozy little island located on the Gulf Coast or western coast of Florida, near Fort Myers. It is actually made of two islands, Captiva and Sanibel.

Sanibel is specially known as a shelling beach, for the beautiful shells that wash ashore constantly, because its position east to west it catches the shells brouth by the currents of the Gulf of Mexico. It is great for families or people looking for Romantic Getaways.

Sarasota Beaches

Located south of the Tampa bay area Sarasota is a Beach City. People from all over Florida and the rest of the country gather here for good swimming, sailing and everything else you expect from a great beach area.

The beach to mention here with honors is Siesta Key which is a great family beach. Easy parking, lifeguards, a playground, volleyball and tennis.. There is also a large variety of sea birds to keep you entertained. The best feature is still the soft white sand made of quartz that doesn't burn your feet and the wide beaches.

Destin beach on Florida's Panhandle on the Gulf of Mexico

Destin beach on Florida's Panhandle on the Gulf of Mexico

Emerald Coast Florida

Sometimes called the “Redneck Riviera”, includes the entire coastline of the Gulf of Mexico from the Alabama Florida border on the west to the city of Apalachicola on the east.

There is no other place like Panama City Beach for party people. But it's not just the younger crowd in Panama City Beach that likes to have a good time, Golf Digest ranked Panama City Beach the third best golf city in America.

Some of the best beaches in the area are

  • Fort Walton Beach
  • Perdido Key
  • Avalon Beach
  • Destin Beach
  • Miramar Beach
  • Santa Rosa Beach
  • Panama City Beach
  • Mexico Beach

For more information visit Florida Tourism Website

Florida is surrounded by majestic marine life

Florida is surrounded by majestic marine life

Snorkeling in Florida

The following are the best snorkeling spots in Florida. There are hundreds more, but here are the most recognized by the general public.

  • Fort Pickens Jetties & Pensacola Beach
  • Destin Inlet Jetty
  • St. Andrews Jetties
  • Egmont Key
  • Sugar Barge, Bradenton Beach
  • Point of Rocks, Siesta Key
  • Venice Beach
  • Sebastian Inlet State Park
  • Bathtub Reef Park, Stuart
  • Red Reef Park, Boca Raton
  • Datura Avenue Shipwreck Snorkel Trail, Lauderdale by the Sea
  • John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, Dania
  • Peanut Island
  • Biscayne National Park

This is just an introduction about the Best Florida beaches. In the coming pages we will discover one by one in order to help you find your little corner.

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