You can’t visit Florida and not visit the beach. There are so many beautiful beaches in Florida. We have chosen our five favorites but there are many many more you won’t find on this list that you are sure to love.
#1. SOUTH BEACH – MIAMI
Everyone in the world has heard of South Beach in Miami. This beach has it all. There is the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and white sand and nearby shopping and a bustling nightlife like no other beach in the USA. You can also spend hours gazing at the architecture near South Beach. Simply breathtaking.
#2. CLEARWATER BEACH
This beautiful beach is on the peninsula between Tampa and the Gulf of Mexico and is a favorite of local families and tourists. There are several affordable beach activities along the shore and the waves are gentle for little children. You can also visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium during your visit to Clearwater Beach.
#3. PENSACOLA BEACH – PENSACOLA
The Pensacola Beach is near the Florida panhandle and features an amazing view of the ocean and white, fluffy sand. You want see the hustle and bustle of South Beach here. Just warm water and peaceful waves. The beach is perfect for boating, swimming and surfing activities.
#4. FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH
This beach has transitioned from the Spring Break destination to a chic escape for well-to-doers and locals. You can traverse the boardwalk and take in views of the ocean or enjoy fine dining and boutique shopping without dipping a toe in the warm ocean waters.
#5. CALADESI ISLAND BEACH
This beach is one of our favorites because it is so secluded. You can only reach the beach via boat and you won’t find large crowds there at all. You can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and just enjoy the ocean and the sand and the warm breeze. You might even see some local wildlife roaming the shores and nearby greenery.
These are our favorite Florida beaches but we’re sure every local has their own list and they’re all excellent.
Just remember to pack lots of sunscreen and a beach umbrella to help prevent sunburn. Sunburn is the only thing that can ruin a trip to a Florida beach.