Escape The Cold! 30 Best Beaches in Florida

1. Jacksonville Beach

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Enjoy yourself on this beach with a great atmosphere and gorgeous view. Jacksonville Beach is a city on the Atlantic coast of Duval County, east of Jacksonville, Florida, United States. It is part of the Jacksonville Beaches communities, together with Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach. When the city of Jacksonville consolidated with Duval County in 1968, Jacksonville Beach, together with Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Baldwin, voted to retain their own municipal governments.

2. Ft. Walton Beach

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Fort Walton Beach has white sands and breathtaking views. Get your sun-tan or just relax here. Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. As of 2010, the population estimate for Fort Walton Beach was 19,507 recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. It is a principal city of the Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin Metropolitan Statistical Area.

3. Navarre Beach

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A lovely place to be is Navarre Beach. You can have an outstanding time here. Navarre Beach, is an unincorporated community in Santa Rosa County in the U.S. state of Florida. It is on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. The community is considered part of the Pensacola–Ferry Pass–Brent Metropolitan Statistical Area.

4. Gulf Breeze

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Feel the cool breeze here at Gulf Breeze. Enjoy yourself with fun in the water with your family. Gulf Breeze is a city on the Fairpoint Peninsula in Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States and is an affluent suburb of Pensacola which lies to the north, across Pensacola Bay

5. Pensacola Beach

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Pensacola Beach is a great place to go. Pensacola Beach located on Santa Rosa Island and about an hour drive away from Alabama’s beaches Gulf Shores, Orange beach and Dauphin Island, one of the longest barrier islands in the world, Pensacola Beach has a great atmosphere, good places for food and drinks, fishing piers and historic Fort Pickens. Pensacola Beach has been named among the nation’s top 10 beaches by TripAdvisor.

The Pensacola Beach Pier is one of the longest in the Gulf of Mexico at 1,471 feet. Portofino Boardwalk features open-air bars and restaurants, shops, piers and shallow water for kids along Santa Rosa Sound. Visitors can access Gulf Islands National Seashore, the nation’s longest stretch of protected seashore, on both sides of Pensacola Beach, making it an ideal spot for biking, snorkeling or kayaking. In summer, visitors are entertained with free concerts four nights a week.

6. Neptune Beach

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Have a great time at Neptune Beach. Neptune Beach is a beachfront city east of Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida, United States. When the majority of Duval County communities consolidated with Jacksonville in 1968, Neptune Beach, along with Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, and Baldwin, remained quasi-independent. Like those other towns, it maintains its own municipal government but its residents vote in the Jacksonville mayoral election and are represented on the Jacksonville city council. Neptune Beach is part of the Jacksonville Beaches community.

7. Atlantic Beach

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Feel the cool sand through your toes at Atlantic Beach. Atlantic Beach is a city in Duval County, Florida, United States, part of the Jacksonville Beaches communities. When the majority of communities in Duval County consolidated with Jacksonville, Florida in 1968, Atlantic Beach, along with Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, and Baldwin, remained quasi-independent. Like the other towns, it maintains its own municipal government, but its residents vote in the Jacksonville mayoral election and have representation on the Jacksonville city council.

8. Fernandina Beach

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Fernandina Beach is very cool. Sometimes on the weekends they have live DJs playing music and there are businesses lined up that sell good food and drinks. You can enjoy yourself here. Fernandina Beach is a city in Nassau County in the state of Florida in the United States of America, on Amelia Island. It is among Florida’s northernmost cities, and is one of the principal municipalities comprising Greater Jacksonville.

9. Bal Harbour Beach

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This beach has a great atmosphere. Bal Harbour is a village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,305 at the 2000 US Census, but has decreased by -24.0%, to 2,513 in the 2010 US Census. Bal Harbour, Florida is located on the northern tip of the barrier island commonly referred to as Miami Beach; it is the northern-most barrier island in a chain that extends southward up to and including Key West, Florida.

10. Crandon Park Beach

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A great place to have fun. Crandon Park, a beach, tennis center, golf course, and nature center all-in-one, is a local favorite for residents of Miami-Dade County. Located on the northern part of Key Biscayne, the public park occupies over 800 acres of the island. Getting to Crandon Park is easy: Cross the Rickenbacker Causeway from the mainland, drive through Virginia Key and pass the famous Miami Seaquarium.

11. Haulover Beach Nude Beach

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If you want to see nude or go nude. Haulover Beach Park contains one of south Florida’s most beautiful clothing optional beaches–a 0.4 mile stretch of beach on the northern portion that draws people from all walks of life, from other states, Canada and a variety of other countries. Nestled between the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, it has pristine white sand shores, open ocean surf, various shaded picnic facilities, beautifully landscaped sand dunes, and concession stands. The beach is ideal for surfing as well as swimming.

12. Hobie Beach

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Go and see the birds. Just off of the Rickenbacker Causeway, en route to the serene natural paradise of Key Biscayne, is the preeminent place for windsurfing in Miami. Hobie Beach (also called Windsurfer Beach) has earned its nickname by playing host to a locally run windsurfing rental concession for more than twenty years. Experienced vets and adventurous vacationers alike can spend the day experiencing this exhilarating activity. Sign up for a two-hour lesson, or an all-day group lesson and become a pro in no time.

Hobie Beach/Windsurfer Beach is located right in between Brickell, Downtown Miami and Key Biscayne, so beach goers will enjoy amazing skyline views from this calm off-road beach with concession stands, free parking and dog freindly.

13. Miami Beach

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A great place to have fun in the sun. Miami beach is one of the most popular beahes and where people from all around the world visit. In the vicinity of sidewalk cafes and fast-food restaurants, lifeguard towers, food/drink concessions, beach chair/umbrella rentals, shower facilities. Walk, jog or skate along concrete promenade bordering the beach. Proximity to Ocean Drive sidewalk cafes. Miami Beach — South Beach (Ocean Dr. from 1st St. to 12th St.) has topless optional bathing. Gay and lesbian beach from 8th St. to 12th St. Visit this beautiful beach anytime.

14. Sunny Isles Beach

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The very beautiful, Sunny Isles Beach is a city located on a barrier island in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The City is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. As of 2010, the population is 20,832. Sunny Isles Beach is nicknamed “Little Moscow” due to its large and growing Russian and Russian Jewish population.

15. Surfside Beach

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One of the attractions of quiet family-oriented Surfside, Florida is the wide, secluded beach bordered by a path through the dunes. This public beach north of Miami (with skyline views), offering public access points & showers. Mainly residential stretch of beach with limited facilities and parking, so get their early. Facilities are also available at 93rd St. Community Center.

16. Virginia Key Beach

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Virginia Key is a 863-acre (3.49 km2) barrier island in Miami, Florida, United States in Biscayne Bay, south of Brickell and north of Key Biscayne. It accessible from the mainland via the Rickenbacker Causeway. The island is mainly occupied by the Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami Seaquarium, and the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Great views of Brickell Avenue and downtown Miami skyline. Food/drink concessions and restrooms.

17. Virginia Key Beach South

South (South of Rickenbacker Causeway, east of Biscayne Bay) Key Biscayne, FL – Ultra-secluded beach close to Key Biscayne. Shady areas, nature trails and a bird sanctuary nearby. This is a place to enjoy yourself and relax.

18. Clearwater Beach 

Great weather and atmosphere. Clearwater Beach, Florida has pristine white sand beaches, clear gulf waters, warm sunshine, and plenty of hospitality. Clearwater Beach includes a resort area and a residential area on the Gulf of Mexico in Pinellas County on the west central coast of Florida. Just west over the inter-coastal waterway by way of the Clearwater Memorial Causeway from the City of Clearwater, Florida.

19. Cocoa Beach

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The very popular Cocoa Beach is a city in Brevard County, Florida. The population was 11,231 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. This beach is very beautiful and the people love to re-visit it over and over. Sit back with a cool drink and enjoy.

20. Crescent Beach

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A nice place to visit. Crescent Beach is an unincorporated census-designated place in St. Johns County, Florida, United States. The population was 985 at the 2000 census. Crescent Beach is very attractive and family-oriented. Enjoy water sports or just relax in the sun with a drink.

21. Dania Beach

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Pretty sands and clear water. Dania Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population was 29,639. It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census. Dania Beach is the location of one of the largest beaches in the United States. It is also the location for an amusement center named Boomers, was home to the Pirate’s World amusement park and home to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.

22. Daytona Beach

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Daytona Beach is the place for fun. A lot of college students frequent here for the parties. They have spring break there and people travel from around the world to come here. Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The city lies about 51 miles northeast of Orlando, 86 miles southeast of Jacksonville, and 242 miles northwest of Miami. In the 2010 U.S. Census, it had a population of 61,005. It is a principal city of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 494,593 people in 2010. Daytona Beach is also a principal city of the Fun Coast region of Florida

23. Deerfield Beach

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Go and see the pretty sand and have fun. Deerfield Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, USA. The city is named for the numerous deer that once roamed the area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 75,018. It is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.

24. Delray Beach

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Delray Beach is a coastal city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 60,522. It is part of the Miami metropolitan area. Many people come here to get a tan or just have fun in the water.

25. Fort Myers Beach

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Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,277 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral–Fort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was officially incorporated on December 31, 1995. A very beautiful beach that is very popular with the city and many people frequent it.

26. Fort Walton Beach

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Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. As of 2010, the population estimate for Fort Walton Beach was 19,507 recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. It is a principal city of the Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin Metropolitan Statistical Area.

27. Flagler Beach

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Flagler Beach is a city in Flagler and Volusia counties in the U.S. state of Florida. The population was 4,484 at the 2010 census. Since its incorporation in April 1925, Flagler Beach has grown into a unique seaside community. It is home to six miles of uncrowded beaches, many great fishing spots including the Flagler Beach Municipal Pier, restaurants with oceanfront dining, gift shops and a whole host of recreational facilities.

28. Hallandale Beach

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Have a nice time here and get some sun. Hallandale Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city is named after Luther Halland, a worker for Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railroad. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,113.

29. Vilano Beach

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You can see some wildlife and great scenery. Vilano Beach is an unincorporated community in St. Johns County, Florida, United States. It is listed as the Villano Beach census-designated place by the U.S. Census Bureau. The population was 2,678 at the 2010 census.

30. Royal Palm Beach

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Royal Palm Beach is nice and enjoyable. Bring your chairs and cooler and enjoy. Royal Palm Beach is a village in southeast Florida, located within Palm Beach County. The population was measured at 21,523 in the 2000 census. As of April 2008, the recorded population was 31,864. The village is located approximately fifteen miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean.

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