Summer is here! Are you ready to go to the beach? If you already have your Camila Swimwear bikinis but are still undecided on where to go this time, here i sour list of top beaches in the Sunshine State: Florida!
Photo: Key West by Ed Schipul
One of the most beautiful and Paradise like beaches in the United States, Key West is part of 1.700 small islands part of the Florida Keys.
The beach is perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing which is an allowed activity in most piers. You can also visit the beautiful Fort Zachary State Park and rent a kayak to add some adventure to your visit.
Perched on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida, Naples is well known for its high-end shopping, world-class culture and sophisticated dining. But Naples is also an affordable family destination that appeals to nature lovers and beach aficionados.
Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South are the focal points for Naples shopping in the historic downtown area, with numerous art galleries, chic clothing boutiques and home decor shops. When it comes time for lunch or drinks and dinner, enjoy your meal with a water view, whether you choose a swank Naples beachfront resort or a funky bayside bar.
Located along the Gulf of Mexico, just a short drive from Fort Myers, Sanibel Island is justly famed for its sunsets, lighthouse and luxurious resorts.
By far, the most popular activity on Sanibel Island is shelling – you barely can walk a step on the beach without indulging in the so-called “Sanibel Stoop” to search for shells. But there is so much else to do on Sanibel Island, fine accommodations, luscious dining, fishing, boating, and just plain relaxation, a chance to get away and a chance to draw closer to nature.
Located near Fort Myers off Florida’s Gulf Coast, Captiva is the sister island of Sanibel and is considered a tropical paradise inside the US. The Island is perfect for fishing, boating, biking and even birding.
A sliver of land nestled against the state’s southwest coast, Captiva Island has a slightly off-kilter and almost magical feel. You might discover a giant frog in Captiva Island, a restaurant where it’s Christmas all year long, or even a tiny starfish. South Seas Island Resort on the tip of Captiva Island boasts 2.5 miles of beaches and a menu of children’s programs tailored to the sea – from sailing school and mermaid- and pirate-play sessions to on-the-beach day camps and a popular catch-and-release fishing program.
Clearwater is one of the most beautiful beaches of the East coast famous for its white sand beaches, inviting waters and small town atmosphere.
The Beach’s proximity to Tampa offers multiple activities such as parasailing, beach volleyball, dolphin cruises and fishing expeditions. It is home of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival. The Festival operates 364 days a year from two hours before until two hours after sunset, weather permitting. The nightly sunset celebration features artisans, crafters and street performers.
The island of Palm Beach is home to legendary resorts, exquisite mansions and historic landmarks.
Lined with stately palm trees, the shopping nirvana of Worth Avenue is known worldwide. Palm Beach Island’s Gilded Age architecture will captivate, as will the chic restaurants and a winter highlight, the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival. Golf here affords views along the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Worth Lagoon. Palm Beach has a way of making any visitor feel privileged.
A short drive from downtown Sarasota, Siesta Key sits adjacent to the glittering Gulf of Mexico and its Siesta Public Beach has been named one of the nation’s best. This eight-mile-long island offers one-of-a-kind shopping, resorts, dining and nightlife.
Known for its brilliant quartz sand, turquoise waters and many beachside amenities, Siesta Key is a must-visit island paradise. Siesta Key offers something for everyone. Siesta Key is a romantic getaway for lovers, a family vacation destination and a playground for active sports enthusiasts. And don’t forget: Wherever you stay, the beach and bay are always nearby
Located in Northeast Florida, Atlantic Beach claims miles of laid-back beaches and close proximity to excellent golf, parks and the big-city energy of Jacksonville. Atlantic Beach shimmers with history, the site of what many experts believe was the first year-round Native American settlement in North America.
Now, the Atlantic Beach visitor finds houses and condos, a few hideaway hotels and a commercial strip or two, because everyone needs necessities from time to time. Also be sure to visit Hannah Park, a magnet for surfers, beachcombers, campers and bicyclists along Atlantic Beach’s northern border, a place that keeps a bit of Old Florida alive.
Delray Beach is a first-class resort destination and a diverse, vibrant community situated on the Atlantic Ocean. A small and intimate town with big-city sophistication, Delray Beach was voted Most Fun Small Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today.
Delray’s Atlantic Avenue, which runs through the center of town from I-95 to the ocean, is the longest main street in Florida. A popular destination for locals and visitors alike, Delray Beach is filled with art galleries, upscale shops, fine restaurants and nightly entertainment. The town is also known for its family-friendly festivals, inlcuding the Delray Affair, the Garlic Fest, the Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival and for its seasonal 100-foot Christmas Tree.
The South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach fairly glitters with nightlife – all day long. It is trendy and quirky and – hey, watch out for that guy on roller skates – and just a fun place to be. Yes, South Beach attracts the rich and famous and youthful, but it now is recognized around the world as worthy of a stay or a visit by everyone.
Enjoy the beach or South Beach’s historic Art Deco architecture or the fine Oceanside dining – or all of it in a single day. And don’t miss Haulover Park for fishing, tennis, golf and bicycle rides. Miami Beach’s South Beach – you have to experience it for yourself.