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.
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.