Florida is probably one of the most beautiful destinations in the USA for beach lovers.

The state is blessed with more than 600 miles of sun-drenched beaches.

Here is a list of 10 best beaches to visit in Florida.

1. Bowman’s Beach, Sanibel Island

Bowman’s Beach, Sanibel Island

 Best known for its serene atmosphere, this beach is for the shell lovers. The range is huge with scallops to paper fig shells and the rare variety of junonia. Best time to collect them would be early in the morning when there is low tide.

2. Cocoa Beach


If surfing is on your to-do list in Florida then a visit to the Coco beach is a must. Ideal for beginners and amateur surfers, the warm foaming waters of this beach are an invitation to those who love tiding on the waves. For the experienced surfers there is a more exciting Sebastian inlet, which is just an hour’s drive from the beach.

3. Amelia Island State Park


This beach allows the rare horseback rides on its sands. The Kelly sea shore ranch is one of the best and is located within the state park. The ride takes you through the hardwood forests and along the Atlantic shoreline along the park. The ranch offers four rides per day that last 1 hour each.

4. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, Key West


This beach has a state park, a heritage fort and a catamaran ride to offer its visitors. If you want to be transported in time as you enjoy the quiet beach adjoining the fort, then this is the right Travel destination in Florida.

5. Lauderdale


This beach in Fort Lauderdale is home to the rare 3-tier coral reef system. A dive in the sea at this beach will send you into a different world dotted with coral reefs, fishes of all kinds, and a unique scuba diving experience.

6. Fort de Soto Park, St. Petersburg


The beach flanks 5 interconnected islands and forms the ideal spot for kayaking. One can rent single or double kayaks and canoes and travel over the 2 mile long trail marked over mangroves and sea grass. Dolphin sightings are an added advantage of this kayaking experience. One can also experience a new way of yoga blended with Kayak – KaYoga at one of the many boot camps held here.

7. Tigertail beach park, Marco Island


Home to more than 80 species of birds, this beach is for the birdwatchers. From local to exotic migratory birds, one can find a whole range in this sanctuary that covers more than 32-acres of the park. It is also family-friendly, consisting of a snack bar and giant water trikes which can be peddled in these shallow waters of the Gulf to make your bird watching experience more exciting.

8. Siesta Key Public Beach, Sarasota


The shallow and calm waters of the Gulf make this a hot spot for swimming in the sea. This is the most family-friendly beach in Florida and is one of the most beautiful white sand beaches of the state.

9. Juno Beach


Fishing is the favorite preoccupation of the tourists visiting Juno. Mackerel, bluefish and Jacks are the ones available in abundance in these waters.

10. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Miami


This beach on the tip of the Biscayne Bay is home to the famous Rickenbacker biking trail. No wonder that biking enthusiast flock this beach for the ultimate biking experience on the sands of Miami. Do not forget to visit the old lighthouse that stands tall on the beach.


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