What Are The Best Beaches In Florida?

Published: November 14, 2013

Florida is known by all for it's sandy beaches and sunny winters. But, don't be fooled, all beaches in Florida are not equal. Take a look at the top five beaches in Florida, brought to you by a long time Floridian!

  1. Wiggins Pass State Park

    Wiggins Pass State Park is located in North Naples in Southwest Florida. This beach is know for its calm, warm waters, white sand beaches, and magnificant shelling. Beach goers can enjoy cooking out, picnicing, fishing, and sightseeing at this beautiful beach. 

  2. Satellite Beach

    Satellite Beach, located on the east coast of Florida is a great beach if you enjoy the feel of a small beach town with rough Atlantic waves. Beachgoers here enjoy surfing, fishing, kiteboarding, and standup paddle bording. There is even an onshore reef here, which attracts many juvenile sea turtles who like to snack on algea that grows there. 

  3. Playa Linda

    Playa Linda, part of Cape Canaveral National Seashore is located due East of Orlando. This is probably the most pristine beach in Florida because it has been on protected land for over one hundred years. Enjoy wildlife, untouched beached, and many nature trails here. 

  4. St. Augustine Beach

    This beach located by historic St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States, is great if you'd like to mix a bit of history into you beach trip. There are lots of sights to see in this beach town, and, you can actually drive your four wheel drive on the beach during most times of the year. 

  5. Archie Carr National Seashore

    Archie Carr National Seashore, also located on Florida's East Coast is the sea turtle capital of the United States. More sea turtle lay nest here from May to October than on any other beach in the US. On top of that, this barrier island beach is pristine and offers great surf.

So, the next time you head to Florida for a vacation, don't just stick your umbrella on any old beach. Rather, look into visiting one of the beautiful and unique beaches listed above for an unforgettable getaway in the sunshine state.