Beaches of Florida

From the secluded beaches of the North to the bright city lights of the Southeast, there is an astonishing wealth of beaches in Florida

Take a look at the award-winning Blue Wave Beaches or Dr Beach’s top beaches or explore the regions to navigate to get to where you need to be.

Florida Blue Wave Beaches

43 Blue Wave Beaches of Florida

The Clean Beaches Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and volunteer participation in beach sustainability, bestows the Blue Wave Award. Beaches are graded based on the quality…

central west Florida beaches

Beaches of Central West Florida

Top Central West Florida Beach Destinations From undeveloped barrier islands and one the most important birding sites in the state of Florida to beaches for dogs, children and the rest…

Northwest Florida beaches

Beaches of Northwest Florida

Everything you need to know about the beaches of Northwest Florida Also known as Florida’s Panhandle, the North West region of the Sunshine State overlooking the Gulf of Mexico features…

Southwest Florida beaches

Beaches of Southwest Florida

Everything you need to know about the beaches of Southwest Florida Natural, uncultivated and secluded beaches partly known as Florida’s Paradise Coast, the safe beaches of Southwest Florida offer families…

Southeast Florida beaches

Beaches of Southeast Florida

Everything you need to know about the beaches of Southeast Florida From the chic of the “Best Beach to See and Be Seen” (South Beach) to the secluded paradise sands…

Sand Key

Sand Key Florida Gulf Coast Beaches

The island of Sand Key in Tampa Bay, Florida, offers 12 miles of white sand beaches and plentiful condo rentals in Indian Rocks Beach and Madeira Beach. Located just south…

Sandy beach accounts for 1,350 miles of Florida coastline.

Two distinct waterfronts, the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, offer distinct alternatives. The waters are generally warm compared to the rest of the US, but surf tends to be higher on the Atlantic coast with relatively little surf on the Gulf coast. Surf temperature is also warmer on the Gulf coast throughout the year.

Sand consistency in the northwest along Pensacola, and Panama City Beaches is fine and very white. Clearwater Beach on the Gulf coast also shares this same fine and very white texture. Beaches along the Atlantic tend to shade towards light beige with a somewhat coarser texture. Daytona Beach is unique with its hard packed sand suitable for driving motor vehicles.

Vegetation, population, dunes formation, sand composition, wave action, and other natural and social influences serve up Florida beaches in many flavors.