Florida Beaches have been featured in movies, books and countless travel guides. In Daytona Beach you can drive on the beach, in South Beach you'll see celebrities and at Sebastian Inlet you can watch the world's best professional surfers or catch a fat snook for dinner. The beaches in Florida as are unique as you are, we're sure you'll find one right for you.
Gulf Coast Beaches
Gulf Coast Beaches are known for their calm clear waters and soft white sand. Shelling is also very popular in the area. Some of the beaches are full of activities and party spots, others are private and secluded. Whatever you're looking for there's a Gulf Coast beach for you.
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East Coast Beaches
Florida's Atlantic Coast Beaches are as diverse as Florida itself. In the north part of the state, the beaches are natural have many areas where hardly a condo or hotel can be found. The sand is hard enough to drive and ride a bicycle, the seas are rougher and the shoreline is wind swept. In South Florida, beaches are influenced heavily by the Gulf Stream, the sand is soft, the water is warm and crystal clear seas glow with many shades of blue and green.
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South Florida Beaches
Trendy South Florida is home to the beaches that Florida is known for. South Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach are winter playgrounds to millions of visitors world-wide. But Floridians know that its the summer season when all those beautiful beaches come alive with sexy bodies and calm crystal clear waters with its many shades of blue and green. South Florida Beaches are also sheltered by the Bahama chain of islands from many huge swells generated by Atlantic storms.
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The Panhandle of Florida is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear water. When you visit the Panhandle you'll be amazed at how different it is from Florida's East Coast, the water is a beautiful shade of clear green, thus the nickname 'Emerald Coast', and the beaches are so white and soft, it's like walking on sugar.
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Northeast Florida Beaches
Florida's Northeast beaches are the first ones you come to when you enter the state. Our beaches run along several state parks and have trails you can hike or bike along; you can drive on several and even horseback ride right in the surf of a few. They have posh resorts with piers and boardwalks and the wide sand is great for lying out or looking for shells.
Panhandle Oil Spill
According to the State of Florida and reports by BP, the affects of BP-Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster to the Northwest Florida Beaches have greatly diminished.
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Central Florida Beaches
Central Florida is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and some of Florida's best beaches are within an hour's drive of the Orlando attractions. Beaches in Central Florida are also known for surfing as they are completely exposed to the Atlantic storms. So grab your suit and board, take a break from the crowds and cool off at Orlando's closest beaches.
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Our Favorite Beaches
Here's a list of our favorite beaches in Florida in no particular order. Some are popular for the crowds of beautiful people they attract, others for their natural beauty and secluded locations. Whatever their allure, each is unique and special in its own way.
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Waterfront fun in Florida certainly isn't difficult to find. With our list of quality beach hotels under your belt, you can start planning your sensational sandy getaway today.
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By Beverly Martinez-Collins – PlacesAroundFlorida.com