You have decided to travel to Florida for your vacation. The only issue is which of the many beaches to choose from? There is an array of excellent beaches to visit in Florida that offer everything you could ask for, however after all the beaches we have traveled to, there are a few that we think are the best.
The travel channel has even done an entire show on the best beaches in Florida and so have we. So, without further ado, here are our top beaches in Florida...
**Clearwater Beach Florida: If you love big, white-sandy beaches, lots of sun, and plenty to do then Clearwater is a great choice. You'll enjoy Pier 60 and the gorgeous sunsets, a nice mix of art, history, and nightlife. Plus, if you are a boater, fisherman, swimmer, or outdoor type, then Clearwater offers a lot to do. Located on the Gulf Coast near Tampa and St. Pete's.
** On the Panhandle our choice is Destin Florida: Many will say Panama City Beach, which is a fun spot to go, especially on spring break, but if you want golfing, family fun, and beautiful beaches, Destin is your vacation destination. Located on the Emerald Coast, the white sand is a perfect playground for children and adults. The various condos and homes offer extraordinary accommodations. Not to mention the golf courses are world class. Such a great vacation that many people buy second homes in Destin.
**Key West: You can't mention Florida beaches without saying something about The Keys. Although all the areas in The Keys are amazing, Key West was our favorite to visit. Make sure you head over to Smathers Beach, drive up and down the main highway- A1A, and take part in the activities on Duval Street. Rent a buggy, visit the southernmost point, enjoy the arts and entertainment, and see the sunset at Mallory Square. Key West offers too much to list in one small article.
**Orlando: Yes, I know, Orlando isn't a beach area. However, Orlando is in such a great location that there are numerous beaches to visit if you take part in the magic of Orlando. Cocoa beach is east along the Atlantic Coast where you can enjoy the beaches, pier, plenty of water activities, great shopping, and more. Headed west you can venture to any of the Gulf beaches including Clearwater, and surrounding areas. You are closer to the Atlantic Coast and less than one hour from many of the top Florida beaches, so keep that in mind when you visit Disney!
**Finally, we must mention Miami: North Beach, South Beach, and in between, Miami offers a vacation experience like no other. The sand was soft, the waters were a clear emerald color, and the people were from all over. Hot bodies, a nightlife that attracts people from all over- even the Hollywood elite, and world-class cuisine, Miami is nothing short of fun and excitement. Choose from a quiet, relaxing vacation or one that leaves you sleepless. Make sure you visit Ocean Dr and tour the strip on Collins Ave. Also, if you head north you can visit another great beach- Fort Lauderdale. Plus, highway A1A will take you south to The Florida Keys.
There are a ton of beaches that we didn't include in this article. Some of our other favorites are, Daytona Beach, St Augustine, Naples, Siesta Key, and Palm Beach to name a few. Everyone has their tastes and views on what a perfect Florida vacation is and these are our top choices.