Florida Beaches: 600 Miles of Heaven
The historic, five-acre Pigeon Key once served as a work camp for bridge builders connecting the Florida Keys to the rest of the world and is now a quiet, peaceful oasis.
As one of Florida’s most popular surfing spots – and home to world surfing champion Kelly Slater – Cocoa Beach is great for both playing in the waves and people-watching.
Daytona Beach is best known for its bustling activity, not just on the hard-packed sands that make moving and grooving easy, but for its shops, snack shacks and activities like Bike Week and the Daytona 500.
Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast is aptly named, providing gorgeous scenery for sunbathers and great deep-sea fishing for sportsmen. Seaside’s beaches are particularly peaceful if you’re looking for a few hours of quiet meditation.
The Miami area’s South Beach is famous for its pristine aesthetics, which is why filmmakers love to use it for the quintessential beach scene backdrops. It’s large enough to accommodate both partyers and nap-seekers alike.
Northeast Florida’s Palm Coast is home to the Jack Nicklaus Ocean Course, which plays several holes right along the Atlantic Ocean. The groundbreaking design is consistently listed on many of the world’s top courses lists.
The Art Deco district of Miami Beach is a fascinating mecca of 20th-century architecture, lined with pastel-colored buildings that take you back in time. Take an organized walking tour; it’s well worth it.
Florida’s beaches make it easy for you to put down your work and worries as the soothing waves and shady spots beckon. Find a secluded spot like this one here at Pigeon Key, lower your hat brim and dream away.
When exploring the landside isn’t enough, rent a paddleboard or kayak and take to Florida’s calm waters, which are easy to navigate even among first-timers.
Named the top beach in America a few years back by the Dr. Beach annual survey and No. 1 in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, Siesta Key’s Siesta Beach stands out with its superfine, silky white sand and crystal-clean blue waters.