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The Most Beautiful Florida Beaches

Are you wanting to smell the calming ocean, feel the sand between your toes, and get active with some water sports? If so, I have so much to tell you about the Top Florida Beaches. They are the perfect spot to scope out the waves, feel the sun on your face, and walk in the sand. Once you step foot on one of these stunning beaches, you will see why Florida is so great at drawing in people. Whether you plan to hit several or find one that is your new favorite, you are sure to be entranced by all they have to offer. 

Daytona Beach

Top Florida Beaches

I am lucky enough to call Florida my home, and there are so many reasons why I love it so much. The scenery and beautiful beaches are just a couple! So, if you have been on the fence about visiting, I am going to give you all the tips you need about where to go when you get here. This will make your decision much easier. Or it might make your decision harder because there is so much to choose from, but honestly, you just can’t go wrong with any of these locations. 

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Key Largo

Oh, the fantastic things you can see at Key Largo. If you are fascinated with underwater statues or shipwrecks, this is the #1 place to visit. It’s actually known as the “Dive Capital of the World.” How fun is that?  It’s the perfect spot for family vacations and spending quality time outdoors. Plus, there are many lovely places to grab some grub too. 

Key Largo Beach with bench

Key West

Imagine the most gorgeous beaches you’ve ever seen, and that’s what you’ll get at Key West beaches. There is no shortage of places to surf or soak up the sun while visiting. Feeling nostalgic? Take a tour of Ernest Hemingway’s old home while you are there. Or, if you enjoy a party, check out the nightlife while sipping on your favorite beverage. 

key west beach with palm trees

Clearwater Beach

The low-key feel at Clearwater Beach is fantastic. You can’t help but be summoned by the stunning coastline to sit and relax to take it all in. Don’t worry, though; there is still plenty to do while you are there. Lots of parks for the kids to play at, paddleboarding, or even parasailing are sure to keep you entertained. 

Don’t miss Pier 60 at night at as the pier draws in entertainers and crafters from all over!

Have you ever seen the movie Dolphin Tale? The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is Winter and Hope’s home.

white sand Clearwater Beach with life guard shack and chairs with covers


Love surfing and everything about surfing? Then Cocoa beach is the place for you. It’s a lovely place to visit and learn all about surfing. You may even be able to catch some surfing competitions while on your stay. There are several parks to keep your family entertained, and the view of the water is so beautiful. Plus, there is plenty of shops to visit while you are there too. 

Traveling with your furry friend? There is a nearby dog beach as well!

Cocoa Beach

Daytona Beach

Daytona might be known for Daytona 500 but the beach area is the best area for surfing! Just like Cocoa Beach Daytona is along Florida’s A1A scenic highway and it is one gorgeous beach!

Daytona Beach takes claim to the title of Festival Capital of Florida for good reason with festivals and events taking place here year-round. No matter when you visit there is probably something going on!

Panama City Beach

If you want to have a blast, you don’t want to miss Panama City Beach! It’s great for families as well as party animals looking to have a great time. While sitting on the beach, you can soak up the sun while watching the dolphins frolicking in the water. The climate is pretty much heavenly, and it’s a great place to relax. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and stop by this beach. 

White sand Panama City Beach


What I love about Naples is the insanely delicious Italian cuisine. If you love fancy Italian restaurants, you will feel right at home. This is the ideal stop for a quiet and calm vacation spot. There aren’t going to be a lot of tiny kids running around or loud parties, which is part of the appeal when you are on vacation. It’s also a hot spot for romance, so take your sweetie and stop by. I’m sure Naples would love to have you. 

Naples Beach


Where are all my fishing fans at? Destin has been nicknamed “World’s Luckies Fishing Village,” so it’s calling your name. The shores are beautiful, white, and the perfect place to spend your summer. Because the sand is white, it actually stays fairly cool during the heat. So be prepared to catch some fish, relax, and maybe even go on a snorkeling adventure while you are there. 

Destin Beach with waves

Sanibel Island

Interested in the ultimate relaxation vacation? Be sure to visit Sanibel Island. It’s quiet, relaxing, and much calmer than other beaches. Take the kids and collect some beautiful seashells, or go to the shops to find some items you can’t live without. I think you’ll love visiting the beaches here. 

Sanibel Island Beach with sun chairs and umbrella

St. Petersburg

Stop by and see what “The Sunshine City” is all about! There are so many fun things to do, like taking a hike, visiting museums, or heading out the water and riding in a kayak. Before visiting, be sure to research the many events that are taking place during your stay. There are so many things to see and do; you’ll never get bored. Plus, there are lots of places to sip on craft beers, eat great food, and go shopping. 

St. Pete Beach with dune grass

Vero Beach

Whether you are in the mood to hit the waves and surf, or you are in the mood for seeing wildlife, visiting Vero Beach is a must. It has the most gorgeous views, and you’ll never run out of things to see and do. This is a stop that is especially enjoyable for anyone who loves the arts and museums. You may even see an alligator or manatee while you are staying there!

Vero Beach Sunrise

Amelia Island

There is no shortage of sandy beaches on Amelia Island. Have a picnic, ride a horse on the beach, or enjoy a game of golf while you are there. The scenery is stunning, and there is a lot to see and do. Or if you don’t feel like doing anything, you can simply relax with a margarita in your hand. 

Amelia Island Beach

As you can see, there is no shortage of amazing beaches in Florida! I hope you love this list of the Top Florida Beaches as much as I do. There aren’t a whole lot of places that would be better to see and experience than one of the many beaches in Florida. It’s pretty much impossible not to feel the stress leave your body as soon as you sit on your beach towel and put your toes in the sand.

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