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Best Florida Beaches To Visit On Holiday

Posted by Nicole West on 15/05/2015
Best Florida Beaches To Visit On Holiday

With a nickname like ‘The Sunshine State’, you know you’re in for some serious fun in the sun, when visiting Florida in the USA. The Atlantic is on one side and The Gulf of Mexico on the other, so there’s hundreds of miles of sand to kick back and relax on. The only problem is, how to choose the best spot for your holiday? Here’s a list of some of the best beaches, to help you decide.

South Beach, Miami

South Beach is world famous as a party hotspot; a place to see and be seen. The Art Deco Hub boasts white sand, roller-skating fashionistas and non-stop nightlife to enjoy after a lazy day of people watching and swimming. Make sure you check out the lights of the city skyline from the beach, as night falls.

Clearwater Beach

Hang out at Pier 60, the central spot for beach goers at Clear Water Beach, for daily entertainment, playgrounds and sunbaking. Straddling the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, Clear Water Beach has the reputation of being one of America’s finest stretches of pristine coastline.

Sanibel Island

If you love shells, Sanibel Island is the place to go. The ‘Sanibel Stoop’ is a name coined for shell collectors on the island, which is also a mecca for fishing and windsurfing. You can visit Bowman’s Beach for peaceful seclusion or Lighthouse Beach with its historic lighthouse and rustic boardwalk.

Siesta Beach, Siesta Key

Award-winning Siesta Beach is famed for its startling white sand made of quartz crystal, shallow, safe waters, picnic tables, lifeguards and playgrounds. You can rent a catamaran or a kayak, dine out at waterfront restaurants or simply kick back and have a siesta on the beach.

Delray Beach

Located in Palm Beach County, Delray Beach has a charming village atmosphere and it’s been awarded the ‘Most Fun Small Town in America’. Things to do include strolling along Atlantic Avenue for boutiques and galleries, dining out in seafood restaurants and, of course, sunbathing and sandcastle making.

Atlantic Beach

Close to Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach is home to powder soft sand, sun and glistening waters. It’s also a great place to go for history lovers, with museums and the cobblestone streets of Beaches Town Centre, to explore after a day by the ocean.

Palm Beach

If you want a taste of pure luxury, exclusive Palm Beach is the place for you. Not only does it feature stunning beaches, Palm Beach is a millionaire’s playground with some of Florida’s finest hotels, restaurants and boutiques.

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale beaches offer something for everyone, with Fort Lauderdale Beach topping the list for water sports and playgrounds for the young and young at heart. You can also visit Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Hollywood Beach.

Naples Beaches, Naples City

Naples Beaches comprise of pure white sand and the lapping, azure waves of the Gulf of Mexico. You can visit Naples Pier, go snorkelling, check out Millionaires’ row or pack a picnic lunch for a family day in the sun with playgrounds and rental gear at Bonita Beach.

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