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As readers of my blog know well, my family heads to Florida for its theme parks. We don’t normally visit the beach while we’re there. But, the Florida coast continues to be one of the most popular destinations for beach getaways. Why? Most likely, because many of the coastal destinations cater to sun-seekers and water sport enthusiasts year round. If you’re ready for a tropical escape or just want to explore a new part of Florida this season, don’t overlook some of the most beautiful beaches around the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s where you’ll find seven of the most beautiful beaches in Florida.
1. Clearwater Beach, Clearwater
One of the most well-known beaches in Florida, Clearwater Beach runs about 3 miles along the Gulf Coast and Pinellas Peninsula, offering gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico. You can head here for a dolphin watching cruise and para sailing activities or just rent a fishing boat for the afternoon.
2. Siesta Beach, Siesta Key
The tranquil waters and wealth of outdoor activities make this beach a popular family vacation spot. Come for the breathtaking sunset views as the sun falls behind the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
3. Pass-a-Grille Beach, St. Petersburg
Located minutes from the charming Pass-a-Grille town, this beach is located on the southernmost tip of St. Pete Beach. It’s the perfect place to relax, meditate or indulge in some beach yoga.
4. Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola
A haven for nature enthusiasts, the beaches around this nature preserve are famous for their sugar white sands made with fine quartz from granite in the Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy nature trails and historic site explorations when you’re not settling in for a sunbathing session.
5. Sanibel Beach, Sanibel Islands
If you’re looking for a quiet and peaceful beach destination in Florida, make your way to Sanibel Beach, where you can relax during low tide or collect shells on a leisurely stroll along the coast.
6. South Beach, Miami
It may be one of the world’s biggest party destinations, but South Beach is also one of the most beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. Head here for boating excursions and miles of golden sands if you want to soak up the sun. It’s also easier to find a cheap hotel in Miami than you might think.
7. Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville
With its soft white sands and easy access to the historic city center, Atlantic Beach is a popular destination for tourists exploring Jacksonville. Head here for clear-blue waters and sunshine almost year round. Head to the Beaches Town Center, an area paved with cobblestone streets and littered with restaurants and boutiques.
There are hidden treasures in Florida just waiting to be explored. So head on down, the water’s fine!