Ah Florida, the Sunshine State. When you think of Florida, one of the first things that comes to mind is the beach. With a staggering 1350 miles of coastline, Florida is the beach capital of the US. With so many options, choosing the best destination for your Florida beach vacation can be a daunting task. Never fear; as always, Sandy is here to help. We’re sharing some of the best beach locales for various types of travelers. Take a look and see which Florida beach is right for you!
Finding the Perfect Florida Beach
Are you one of the many families making a pilgrimage to Disney World this year? If you’re visiting Orlando and want to take a detour for a day at the beach, nearby Cocoa Beach is the spot for you. Dubbed “The Space Coast”, along with beautiful beaches, Titusville is home to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. A visit here can be educational, entertaining, and help your children’s imagination soar beyond the stars.
Panama City Beach is another favorite of families who prefer the calmer, crystalline waters of the Gulf Coast. President and CEO of Panama City Beach CVB, Dan Rowe, says, “We offer something for everyone – from our array of family-friendly restaurants and enriching eco-adventures to exhilarating watersports and interactive attractions.”
For Thrill Seekers
Clearwater to St. Pete
You love the idea of a beach trip but the idea of spending all day in a chaise lounge sounds so boring. You’re a thrill seeker and want to hit the beach for a good old-fashioned adrenaline rush. Pack your bags for adventure and find your thrills in Clearwater. The coastline stretching from Clearwater Beach to St Pete is full of adventurous activities just waiting for you. Want to race a speedboat over the waves or try your hand at kiteboarding? Maybe zip line over a Florida preserve or fly your very own jetpack over the ocean? Your adventure awaits!
Your idea of the perfect beach trip includes moonlit walks along the shore, romantic moments to share with your loved one, and an idyllic setting to create magical memories. Grab that guy or gal of your dreams and head to the Florida Keys. It’s the closest you can get to a tropical Caribbean getaway without a passport. Bright turquoise waters stretch out to the horizon, providing one of the most romantic backdrops in America. After enjoying some dining and nightlife together in Key West, head off to a more private locale for some quality time. Little Palm Island Resort in nearby Summerland Key, is the ultimate private island escape for couples.
For Party Animals
South Beach, Miami
On vacation (and perhaps every weekend) you like to cut loose. Lounging by an Instagram worthy resort pool is fine for the afternoon, but when the sun goes down, you’re ready to find the party. If this sounds like you, then South Beach, Miami is the destination for you. Miami is famous for its club scene. Dress to impress and take a stroll down Ocean Avenue with all the world-class DJs, velvet ropes, and bottle service you could ever want.
For Dog Lovers
For those traveling with their four-legged family members, Jupiter Dog Beach in Jupiter, FL will get your tails wagging. Owners and dogs alike will love this 2.5-mile long dog beach, the largest on the East Coast. From Beach Markers #25 to #60 in northern Palm Beach County, expect paw prints of every shape and size as dogs swim, run, and frolic off-leash.
As you can see, Florida has beaches ranging from wild to mild and everything in between. We hope we made finding the perfect Florida beach for you a little easier so you can start planning your dream beach vacation. To get helpful beach trip related tips right to your inbox, don’t forget to join our newsletter or contact Sandy if you have any questions.