Top 10 Beaches in Florida of 2013

There are many things extraordinary about Florida, but one stands above all: its beaches. With a coast of more than 1500 km, here you’ll find some of the most beautiful beaches on earth.

A vacation in Florida obviously means a vacation in the sun enjoying the sea and the awesome beaches of this area! Golden sands, rocky cliffs, quiet as well as rough waters, Florida coastal landscape is absolutely amazing and for all tastes.

Beaches of Florida are the perfect place for water sports like windsurf, surf, kitesurf, diving, snorkeling, but also for trekking lovers: walking from beach to beach can be a real pleasure.

But which are the top beaches a traveler should not miss in Florida? Here the ten most incredible beaches in Florida.

  1. Siesta Beach, Sarasota:

    Siesta BeachSiesta Beach, in Sarasota, with its white sand and paradisaical setting, is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Its sand, made of pure quartz crystal, is so white and fine that even attracts collectors. The waters are blue and clear, a true paradise for swimmers. Waves are rather low and therefore also suitable for children. The beach, a hundred meters wide and half-moon shaped, is really magnificent.

  2. St. George Island State Park, St. George Island:

    St. George Island State ParkLocated on the east end of St. George Island, this beach is the ideal place for a getaway from the city. It’s very calm place, often deserted. Besides a beautiful beach, the island offers ample opportunities also for canoeing, boating, hiking, fishing and bird watching  Few parks offer better opportunities for shelling. Sea turtles and shore birds such as the snowy plover, least tern, black skimmer and willet nest in the park during the summer.

  3. Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne:

    Cape Florida State ParkLocated on the southern tip of Key Biscayne, this beach has clear emerald waters and is particularly loved by surfers. From the lighthouse you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding area.
    Visitors come to the park to sunbathe, swim and picnic on the sandy Atlantic beachfront, currently ranked among the “Top 10 Beaches in America” by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka ‘Dr. Beach.’ Biking and kayaking are popular activities and guided tours to the lighthouse are also possible.

  4. Bahia Honda:

    Bahia HondaOne of the southern islands of the Florida Keys, Bahia Honda is especially appreciated for its beautiful beaches, its amazing sunsets and clear waters, where you cannot help but diving or snorkeling at least once. This is the perfect and quiet getaway for the entire family. Among the top beaches there are Caloosa Beach, the favourite of families because of its facilities, Loggerhead, from whose waters sanbanks emerge from time to time, and Sandspur, with its dunes and clumps of vegetation.

  5. South Beach, Miami:

    Miami BeachIt’s the most famous and fashionable beach in Miami. With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Ocean Drive that runs along the entire coast, here you find the most popular restaurants, and most exclusive vacation rentals in Miami. If you want to meet a movie star you should absolutely come here.

  6. Daytona Beach:

     daytona-beach With more than 30 km of dazzling beaches, Daytona Beach attracts beach lovers thanks to the variety of activities it offers. Sunbathe on the beach, play in the Oceanfront Boardwalk or swim, go sailing or fishing and enjoy the breeze!

  7. Cocoa Beach, Space Coast:

    Cocoa BeachNear Cape Canaveral’s Kennedy Space Center and the Merrit Island National Wildlife Refuge, a nature reserve which is home to thousands of species in danger, you find a stretch of beach known as Space Coast.
    Cocoa Beach – called the quintessential beach – offers endless ways to enjoy recreation and leisure. You’ll find everything you need for a family beach vacation, as well as a leisure travel, a business trip, a weekend getaway, or just a day at the beach. Besides offering the best of “sun and fun,” you can go deep sea fishing or parasailing, or take a fabulous eco-tour to get up close to Florida’s awesome wildlife.

  8. Clearwater Beach:

    Clearwater BeachOne of the most famous Florida beaches, it is located in the Clearwater Bay, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. With kilometers of piers, paths, a beautiful natural park, but also shops and exclusive hotels, is considered one the best beaches in the US.

  9. Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale:

    Hollywood BeachWith its sand dunes and street artistis, this beach is something unique and funny. Along the seafront you may encounter street performers, acrobats, jugglers and acrobats, musicians, painters and a long series of colorful characters.

  10. Sanibel Island:

    Sanibel IslandTo get to Sanibel Island, on the west coast of Florida, you have to tak a road winding over long bridges crossing enchanted water creeks. The trip is absolutely worthy: Sanibel is characterized by a beautiful beach of shells, scattered everywhere, clear blue and warm sea. The island has few inhabitants and is a habitat for many animals and plant species.

About Guest Author:

Claudia Moreschi is a Travel blogger, web writer and social media specialist, Claudia Moreschi lives in Italy but describes herself as “a citizen of the world”. Traveling and writing are her greatest passions. She loves unusual destinations and non-touristy places. Claudia is a traveler, not a tourist!

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