The world renowned beaches of Florida offer locals and
visitors alike an opportunity to relax and soak up the sun almost any
time of year. The mild climate, white sandy beaches and warm waters allow
for an assortment of activities such as swimming with the Manatees, snorkeling,
kayaking, boating or exploring the Everglades. By staying at a vacation
rental in Florida, guests can experience all the amenities of home while
on a holiday.
Beaches of Florida
East Central Florida
Beach - Located
on a barrier island nestled between the great Atlantic Ocean and
the Banana River Lagoon on Florida's central east coast.
Beach - 3
miles of sandy, white beaches are open to the public, free of
charge 24 hours a day. Beach chairs can be reserved at no cost,
enabling visitors to experience the beautiful beaches and sparkling waters
without having to haul around their own equipment.
Smyrna Beach - New
Smyrna Beach prides itself on being a laid-back coastal town, free
of the crowds, pollution and noise that plague other Florida beaches.
Melbourne Beach - Brevard
County’s oldest beach community, it
is situated on a barrier island that separates the Indian River Lagoon
from the Atlantic Ocean. This island, approximately 35 miles (56 km)
in length, stretches from Cape
Canaveral to the north to the Sebastian Inlet to the south.
Sebastian Inlet State Park - 3 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach and
offers surfing, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, shelling and sunbathing.
Beach wheelchair is available upon request. Paved paths run through
the park for bicycling or there are three mountain bike trails within
the park. A boat launch is open 24 hours every day.
Fernandina Beach - Situated on Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach is
notable for its Victorian houses and makes a charming getaway.
Ponte Vedra Beach - Close to St.
Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach is affectionately known as the "Palm
Beach of North Florida". Golf, tennis
and boating are among the popular activities here.
Inlet Beach - This
area is framed by white sandy beaches, freshwater lakes, forest and
wetlands. The route itself is comprised of beach communities including
WaterColor, Seaside, Carillon Beach, Dune Allen Beach and nearby
Rosemary Beach. Approximately 25 miles east of Destin and 10 miles
west of Panama City Beach.
Beach - Located
on Santa Rosa Island, Navarre Beach is a perfect vacation destination
on Florida's Panhandle. Sugar white beaches are bordered by the Gulf
Beach - Whether
you are seeking activities like charter boat fishing, sailing,
golfing or parasailing, the Pensacola Beach, Florida area
has a lot to offer! If you love the great outdoors, you might want
to spend the day on a charter boat from one of our many area marinas
for some of the south's finest saltwater fishing.
Beach - Located
in South Walton, Seacrest is a quiet community with some of the
highest sand dunes on the scenic Highway 30-A. So high that visitors
can easily view dolphins swimming in the distance.
Southeast Florida - Everglades and Coral
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park - Visitors come to the park to
sunbathe, swim and picnic on more than one mile of sandy Atlantic beachfront.
Biking and kayaking are popular activities. Anglers can throw in their
lines from the seawall along Biscayne Bay for some of the best shoreline
fishing in the region.
Dania Beach - Dania Beach is the location of one of the largest jai
alai frontons in the US. Waterways and canals delight boaters, while
antiques treasures draw crowds of a different kind.
Fort Lauderdale Beaches - There
are seven miles of beaches along the Fort Lauderdale coast. The Fort
Lauderdale waterways are awe-inspiring. Find a perfect Fort
Lauderdale Beach vacation rental with Owner Direct.
Haulover Beach - A public nude beach. The park has a mile-and-a-half
long beach, a marina, six tennis courts, and a nine-hole 27-par golf
course. On the southern end of the park and east of the A1A highway
are several picnic and barbecue areas.
Hobe Sound - Centrally located between Jupiter and
Stuart, Hobe Sound is home to some of the most beautiful nature spots
in the state.
Hollywood Beach - Hollywood
vacation rentals provide a haven for families vacationing in
the area. There
is a convenient trolley service from the beach to downtown Hollywood
which allows you to explore both the town and beach with relative
ease. By the beach, boat and jet ski rentals can be arranged.
Cruises, fishing tours and boat charters are also available.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - Located in Fort Lauderdale, visitors
can rent a canoe and paddle along a mile-long freshwater lagoon or
fish from the seawall. Nature lovers can hike along two short trails
and learn about local plants and wildlife while bicyclists and skaters
glide along the paved park road.
Hutchinson Island - A long barrier island that is known for its amazing
16 miles of beachfront areas as well as the beautiful views of the
Jensen Beach - Jensen Beach is a part of the Treasure
Coast which derives its name from the ships that wrecked during
the 17th century because of coral reefs in the shallow waters. Artifacts
and treasures from these ships of Spanish origin can still be discovered
John D. MacArthur State Park - Park visitors can participate in a
variety of recreational activities, including kayaking, fishing, bird-watching,
and snorkeling. $5.00 per vehicle entry fee.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park - America's first undersea park,
glassbottom boat tours, snorkeling tours, and scuba trips depart
daily. Land based facilities feature motor boat and kayak rentals, gift
shop, and snack bar. Find a nearby Key
Largo vacation rental for your
Looe Key - A coral reef Sanctuary Preservation Area offers fabulous
snorkeling and scuba diving.
Miami Beach - A trend setting beach area, this city
is the place to be seen - day or night. Shopping, sunbathing and clubbing
can keep visitors busy around the clock. Waterfront Miami
Beach accommodations abound.
Smathers Beach - Smathers Beach is the largest public beach
in Key West,
weather and crystal blue skies, the island is famous for its golfing,
diving, fishing and water sports on the half mile beach.
Isles Beach - Located
between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, just north
of Miami Beach, 2 ½ mile-long fine sand beach and outdoor
amenities such as water sports, boating, fishing, and tennis as well
as the abundant shopping, dining and entertainment options are nearby.
West Palm Beach - West Palm Beach,
also known as West Palm, is the largest and most populous
city in Palm
Beach County. Golf, music, theater, zoos and a science center will keep
most visitors too busy to hit the beach.
Bahia Honda State Park - Located at mile marker 37 in the Florida
Keys, Bahia Honda State Park is a state park with an open public beach.
The concession service provider offers a complete gift shop, snack
bar, kayak rentals and daily snorkeling tours to the fabulous Looe
Key National Marine Sanctuary.
Island - Named the most romantic beach two years running,
it's no wonder Captiva is a popular wedding and honeymoon destination. It
is also once said that pirates roamed here and the mystery and adventure
Crescent Beach - An eight-mile-long barrier island that is popular
with artisans and writers.
Myers Beach - This beach gained a reputation as the World’s Safest Beach because of
no undertow and shallow water. People can walk the entire 7-mile length
of the island along its sandy shores
Lovers Key State Park - A Florida wedding and honeymoon hotspot,
nature lovers will appreciate the unspoiled beaches and the native
Beach - Naples Florida offers exquisite sunsets, incredible shopping, championship golf, and white sand beaches while being home to some of the most luxurious waterfront accommodation and vacation rentals in the world. The beach on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico is more than 10 miles long, and is noted for its cleanliness and pristine white sand.
North Lido Beach - North Lido Beach is located
on Lido Key, one quarter mile northwest of St. Armands Circle, off
of John Ringling Blvd.
The beach is easy to get to and very private. Please note that there are no lifeguards
on duty at this beach and the currents are very swift.
Island - Marco Island is graced with miles of white-sand beaches, luxurious lodging and villas, beautiful year-round weather, sumptuous restaurants, fine shopping, dining, lively entertainment, attractions and plenty of recreational activities from boating and fishing, to golf and tennis, and more.
Punta Gorda - An enchanting historic waterfront town
where royal palms line cobblestone streets.
Island - Often voted one of the best beaches in the world, what makes Sanibel unique is that it lies East to West instead of North to South. This makes it one of the best shelling beaches in the world, as it acts as a scoop and gathers shells of all shapes and sizes along its beaches.
Key - Siesta Key beaches are mong the finest in the world. With
powdery white sand stretching for miles, it is a breath-takingly
West Central Florida
Apollo Beach - A beautiful waterfront community. It is a year-round
haven for boating and fishing enthusiasts, with its many miles of canals
and inlets. Lifeguards, restrooms and boardwalk access.
Caladesi Island State Park - Six islands covering 2000 acres provide
nature lovers with mangrove forests and sea life. Culture vultures
will love the cool jazz and musical offerings of Tampa's nearby Latin
Beach - Known for its white-sand broad beaches and
popular watersports such as jet skiing, parasailing, and water biking.
Egmont Key - An island with an odd history and is accessible only
by boat. Egmont Key is a State Park and a Wildlife Refuge. It
can get very busy on weekends and holidays, but during the week is
a very quiet place. It is not a really large island, but is plenty
big enough to keep you busy exploring all day and wanting to come back
for more. The water is particularly beautiful, especially during the
spring and early summer. Snorkeling is popular around the submerged
remnants of old Fort Dade.
Fort De Soto Park - Seven miles of undeveloped beaches and over
a thousand acres of untouched land make this a nature lover's dream.
Kids and adults alike will love to explore the ecological wonders both
onshore and off.
Honeymoon Island - Sun-drenched gulf beaches, mangrove swamps and
tidal flats, this state park boasts several nature trails and bird
observation areas. Visitors can swim, fish, and snorkel in the warm
waters or picnic while enjoying beautiful scenery. Shelling is particularly
Pass-A-Grille - Experience the sun, surf and fun of this tropical paradise. Visit our shops, galleries, restaurants, and more. Explore the Shell Key to collect shells, bird watch, picnic and spend a all-round relaxing day.
Pete Beach - Continuous action and plenty to do both on and off
shore make this locale a magnet for beachniks of all ages. Close to
some of Florida's biggest attractions, quieter beaches are nearby if
you need a rest.
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