The Sunshine State offers More than the sunshine, it is home to over one thousand three hundred miles of coastline and in it, six hundred and sixty-three miles of beaches. From Miami to the Keys, there are amazingly beautiful beaches in Florida where you can enjoy family day trips, the wildlife, surfing or even some peace and quiet.
Here are three of Florida’s most beautiful beaches that will offer some relaxation, fun in the sun and sometimes more:
1. Cape Florida, Key Biscayne
This beautiful and spacious beach with a lovely lighthouse at its south end is an ideal location for a family trip. Being as there is always plenty of wind, unlike other beaches in Florida, it does not get as hot. There are however hardly any waves so do not bother bringing along the surfboard. Being as the drop off of the water is gradual, swimming and paddling are fine for children. There are bathrooms and showers and a restaurant on the beach, and the job that the state park does of keeping it in good shape is perfect. You are not able to stay the night but it is ideal for a day trip, and as the saying goes, it is still Miami yet it is a world away.
2. New Smyrna
This beach is known for being funky and laid back, if you have ever been to South Beach, well this is the complete opposite. The best surf in the state can be found on the north end, that being said it is also the beach with the most sharks in the state. If you go up the beach, you will be able to observe tons of children playing as well as tons of shark fins. That being said, they are small sharks, and it seems as if they do not come around to cause any harm.
3. Sanibel Island
This is one of the best locations in Florida for those fond of shell collecting. There is even a nickname that has been given to the posture “Sanibel Stoop” due to the all the people stooping to collect their shells. There is also a fun game that is played here while the stingrays are around, it is called the “Sanibel Shuffle”. In the game, as you enter the water you stomp and splash and watch them scurry away.
There are specimens of shells from all over the world that can be found at the Mailey-Matthews Museum that is nearby; this is a great way for people to identify the shells that they spent the day collecting. The well-preserved wildlife is a beautiful sight in itself, there are gator crossings on the bayside and many times when walking over the boardwalks, you can observe the gopher tortoises.
There are so many beautiful beaches in Florida, from South Beach in Miami, Siesta Beach in Siesta Key, Knight Island and many more. Some offer a fun loving party all day and night sort of vibe while others promote relaxation surrounded by the beauty of nature. However, regardless of what it is you prefer, there is a beach in Florida that is ideal for you.