Florida is known as the tropical getaway destination of the US and is one of the busiest tourist areas in the country. If you are looking for sun, sand, ocean waves, and fun times, then Florida is a logical choice. However, where are some of the best beaches along the thousands of miles of Florida coastline? Here are just a few to get you started as you plan your getaway trip!

 

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Delray Beach

Delray Beach is a charming little example of a Florida village located down by the sea. Each year, over a million visitors come to visit the 2-mile-long beach. It is a perfect spot for family vacations and it is also ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and sand-castle building. Even as the sun sinks, the areas remains alive and active with the night life scene that make the beaches come alive all through the night.

 

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Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach has what many consider to be a well-earned reputation as being among America’s finest beaches. Over the years it has lured countless visitors who have fallen in love with its broad, sandy shores and ample supply of beach front hotels. It is located on a narrow, 3-mile section of Pinellas Peninsula in the Gulf Coast and has blue waters from the Gulf of Mexico to the west and to the east is the tranquil waters of Tampa Bay.

 

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel is a very popular beach spot in Flroida and is also famous for being one only a few unique barrier islands that is situated in an east-west orientation rather than the normal Florida coastline of north-south. This unique positioning has helped Sanibel come to be known as Shell Island as it gathers countless shells from tides and storms that wash up on the shoreline. Hit the beaches and discover countless shells of amazing beauty.

 

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South Beach

This famous beach is an international playground that has plenty to offer the adult visitor who is interested in shopping, sun, surf, and a fun night scene. The long, man-made beach stretches up the Atlantic for miles. The water is clean and refreshing and the sands enjoyable. The beaches here are also some of the best spots in the area for city views and nice walks and runs along the coast before enjoying a hopping night life in a city that never seems to sleep.

 

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Key West

For many, visitors and native Floridians alike, nothing compares to the beauty and wonder that is Key West’s beaches. Visitors snorkel, swim, or rent a glass-bottom kayak to get a close up view of the beautiful waters and life it is teeming with. There are also bike and walking rails to enjoy as well as plenty of beautiful photo ops and picnic areas.

 

The following was a post by Sarah Jo Lorenz-Coryell