I have many friends who travel to Florida every year – and who can blame them? The state of Florida has so much to do and so much to see.
Most families we know gravitate towards Florida’s theme/amusement parks. But did you know that Florida has some of the country’s best beaches?
If you’re looking to catch a wave or get a good tan, then check out my top 10 list of Florida beaches to visit. You really won’t want to miss out on these prime vacation spots!
Top 10 Beaches in Florida
Smather’s Beach, Key West, FL
Of course, I need to start my Florida beach list on a strong note with the oh-so-popular Key West. Smather’s Beach is Key West’s biggest public beach and is best known for its soft sand and abundant amount of activities (both dry and wet!).
Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg, FL
Known for its white sand and crystal waters, Clearwater Beach is an ideal family destination. Nearby attractions include the AirHeads Trampoline Area and Capitol Theatre (it was built in 1921!).
Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fort Lauderdale, FL
If you’re looking for a fine place to vacation, then Fort Lauderdale should be your top destination. Visitors love it for its cleanliness and attentive staff. We love it for the activities for both children and adults!
South Beach, Miami, FL
Are you all about the nightlife? Then take a trip to South Beach and Miami and get ready to bust a move! If you’re all up for a destination that’s known to be both “trendy and quirky,” then look no further than South Beach.
Crystal Sands Beach, Destin, FL
Picture this: white sands and emerald-colored water, a warm breeze and the sun shining high and bright. Are you picturing it now? Well then you’re probably thinking of Crystal Sands Beach in Destin. Highly rated by its visitors, Crystal Sands is definitely a place to check out with your family.
Clam Pass Beach Park, Naples, FL
How vast is your seashell collection? Take a look at this article for collecting the best shells in Naples. Class Pass Beach is another beautiful hotspot with a fantastic boardwalk and nature trail.
Quietwaters Beach, Pensacola, FL
It’s exactly how it’s called: Quietwaters Beach is a popular destination for families with young kids because of its calm waters.
Barefoot Beach Preserve, Naples, FL
Barefoot Beach is 342 acres long and is great for walking and finding beautiful sea shells, sand dollars, etc. Visitors love it because it’s quiet, clean, and has the cutest snack hut that’s ultra-convenient for family outings.
Of course, we had to talk about Daytona Beach – also known as one of the best beaches in America! White sands, great water, and fantastic views, there’s a reason why it’s such a top destination. What’s ideal about Daytona Beach is that it’s accessible for just about anyone. Visitors with disabilities find it easily accessible and the beach offers services such as all-terrain wheelchairs and push chairs.
Fort Walton Beach
Just like many Florida beaches, Fort Walton is quite the sight to see. However, it goes beyond its white sands and clear water. Fort Walton Beach has museums and parks surrounding it, so it’s quite the educational spot for kids! Parents, you can also enjoy nearby golf courses and other adult-friendly activities.
Are you planning on going to the beach this season? Have you been to any of these Florida beaches? Let me know in the comments below!