VISIT FLORIDA: Top Beach Destinations

The gorgeous white sands, picturesque views, and warm tropical weather put Florida at the forefront for the best beach destination vacations. Each Florida beach has distinctive individuality and unique factors making it an ideal place to be for families, couples, singles, and even spring breakers. This is your beach guide highlighting a few of Florida’s popular “fun in the sun” getaways.

Panama City Beach (Panama City Beach, FL)

Panama City Beach is the exclusive destination during spring break season. The gorgeous pure white sandy beaches complimented by the emerald green sea also gives Panama City Beach bragging rights as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The nightlife in Panama City Beach is second-to-none with live entertainment, beach bars, and energetic clubs.

Siesta Key Beach (Siesta Key, FL)

Siesta Key Beach is a South Florida gem nestled off the coast of Sarasota.  This beach destination is known for its recreational attributes as it features volleyball courts, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, fitness trails, and child-friendly playgrounds. The pristine white sand is made of quartz which keeps it cool in the summer.  The warm gulf waters also make it appealing for water based recreation such as parasailing, deep sea diving, or even surfing.

Clearwater Beach (Clearwater Beach, FL)

Clearwater Beach is a quiet municipal beach ideal for rest and relaxation. The beautiful sunsets and clean atmosphere offers a different type of beach experience from the “commercial” beaches. The mild tropical climate allows visitors the comfort of participating in water recreation as well as nature-based activities. The beaches’ popular, Pier 60, attracts tourists with free concerts, vendors, and local artisans. Clearwater Beach is definitely a less expensive vacation alternative accommodating guests with similar luxuries as major cities.   

South Beach (Miami Beach, FL)

South Beach is Miami’s hottest accessory adorned with beautiful scenery, immense culture, and impeccable weather. The glamorous city is a popular tourist destination visited all times of the year– drawing everyone from celebrities to college students.  Visitors would be remised if they didn’t stop in to enjoy Wet Willies or Fat Tuesdays, South Beaches landmark bar destinations.

Cocoa Beach (Cocoa Beach, FL)

Cocoa Beach is a vacation fantasyland with fabulous beaches, upscale shopping, and pure nature reserves. The beaches’ ocean front is known for its small ocean waves, making it an ideal destination for beginner surfers. Cocoa Beach is a great family vacation spot with plenty of private picnic areas, BBQ pits, and volleyball courts. Downtown Cocoa Beach is a well-known pampering paradise with some of the best day spas in the state of Florida. These day spas provide a reason to detour from the beach and indulge in another method of relaxation.

Daytona Beach (Daytona Beach, FL)

Daytona Beach is a popular tourist destination in Florida’s Central East Coast nestled off the Atlantic Ocean. The city of Daytona, known for its NASCAR Speedways, often alludes to its beach being reminiscent of its famous racetracks—extending 23 miles and 500 feet wide. Daytona Beach offers adrenaline pumping action ideal for spring breakers and nightlife fans but also offers family-fun alternatives. The beach has a boardwalk with a number of activities such as miniature golf, arcades, rides, and snack bars. The beach is also conveniently located within an hour’s drive of many popular theme parks and attractions, providing families vacation variety beyond the sand.

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Pictured: Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA