Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

Florida's Best Beaches

List View
Map View
If there’s one thing Florida is known for, it’s the amazing beaches, spread across more than 1,300 miles of coastline: from north of Jacksonville all the way south to Key West, wrapping around the Gulf of Mexico and up through the Panhandle. All the sunset action takes place in the west, while the Atlantic coast beaches are where you’ll find the best scuba diving and surfing. If one place can claim to have a beach for every taste, it’s Florida.
Save Place
1130 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
For a taste of the good life, head to South Beach, known for its Art Deco hotels lining Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, glittering nightlife, and see-and-be-seen vibe. The long stretch of beach, starting with the pier at the...
Save Place
Anna Maria Island, Florida, USA
This barrier island accessed by a bridge just west of Bradenton and about an hour south of Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast is a sleepy hideaway with gorgeous powder-fine beaches and no chain stores or hotels in sight. Beach cruisers and golf carts...
Save Place
Vero Beach, FL, USA
After storms, and especially hurricanes, the sands of Vero Beach are busy with beachcombers swaying metal detectors from side to side. They’re looking for treasure washed ashore from the Spanish galleons that wrecked here in 1715, giving this...
Save Place
Vilano Beach, FL 32084, USA
North Florida’s beaches hardly get the attention of those farther south or on the Gulf of Mexico. But there’s a lot to love about this laid-back surf community just north of St. Augustine’s busy historic district. The...
Save Place
Atlantic Beach, FL, USA
Few beach towns in Florida can boast the independent spirit and atmospheric setting of Atlantic Beach. The northernmost of the Jacksonville Beaches, the mostly residential community has just one hotel—the lovely One Ocean Resort—and the dunes are...
Save Place
Pass-a-Grille Beach, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, USA
Pass-a-Grille Beach is a local treasure. Nestled between the much busier Clearwater beaches to the north and Fort DeSoto park to the south, Pass-a-Grille on St. Petersburg Beach stretches for a mile and a half from end to end. Save for a small...
Save Place
Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA
About a 30-minute drive west of downtown Tampa, this popular beach on the Gulf of Mexico is built up with mid-range and luxury hotels, shops, and restaurants. But all that matters when you’re down on the shore is the sugar-fine sand and...
Save Place
1100 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
It's hard to beat a tranquil day on the beach, especially in the winter months when much of the country suffers from frigid weather. Fort Lauderdale Beach, long considered a rowdy spring break destination, has recently shed that reputation to...
Save Place
Rosemary Beach, FL 32413, USA
In the '60s, the narrow roads between Panama City and Destin, Florida, ran alongside scrub-covered beaches dotted with fish camps.Today, the camps have been replaced with designer communities. One of the most family-friendly is Rosemary Beach,...
Save Place
Daytona Beach, FL, USA
Daytona Beach's pier and retro boardwalk offer old-fashioned seaside amusements. Drop some quarters in the arcade and sample saltwater taffy. For a bird’s-eye view of the ocean, go for a whirl on the beachside Ferris wheel. Ocean Walk Village and...