just a short distance from Jacksonville, offers pure white sand and blue waters perfect for swimming or just spending a lazy day getting a tan. The nearby village offers great shopping and even a monthly Beach Art Walk.
(3). Clearwater Beach Florida
has plenty of broad shores along a three-mile stretch of the Gulf, with Tampa Bay located directly to the east. Take in a beachside volleyball game here, enjoy fishing or take one of the many dolphin-watching cuises offered.
Palm Beach County is very family friendly and perfect for sunbathing or swimming along a 2-mile oceanfront, dotted with some of Florida’s premiere hotels. Plenty of restaurants offering locally-caught seafood as well as boutique shopping for after-swim hours.
is positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and the stunning architecture of an area known as Millionaires Row. Amenities at this beach include bathhouses for changing as well as numerous food stands to provide snacks for a leisurely picnic on the beach.
has a worldwide reputation for some of the best shelling anywhere, and it’s best to get here early to find a great collection of intact shells of every variety possible. Don’t miss the remote Bowman’s Beach for the best searching and take in a tour of the nearby lighthouse afterwards.
is unique because it has been man-made and fronts some of the clearest Atlantic Ocean water for swimming. This beach is a favorite with early morning joggers and runners. South Beach is also well known for its popular inland nightspots.
is perfect for those who enjoy peace and quiet, fronting the very tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether your pleasure is reading a book while sunning, searching for shells or taking a refreshing dip, Siesta Key Beach satisfies.
is a 14 mile stretch of gorgeous sand that is used by some of the wealthiest Florida residents and has served as a winter playground to such celebrity families as the Rockefellers and the Vanderbuilts.