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List of the best beaches in Florida, ranked. This list includes the top sea, sand, and sun combinations in the Sunshine State, from the bright white sugar shores of Destin down to the calming crystal-clear waters of the Keys and back up to the boisterous bustle of Daytona. As one of America's most consistently warm states, Florida is home to many of the best US Cities for vacations. Southern parts of the peninsula are popular departure points for many of the best cruise ships for families, and cities along both coasts and the panhandle are among the best spring break destinations for college kids.

Florida's warm, calm waters draw enthusiasts of all types, from SCUBA divers and snorklers to high speed boaters. While some of the top Florida beach cities are great for swimming and playing in the water, even for kids, others of Florida's best towns are ideal for biking, hiking, and soaking up the sun.

Vote up your favorite Florida beaches on this list to help create the definitive list of the top Florida vacation spots, and be sure to add any that I missed. If you have spent time sun worshipping in a few different cities, please hit "rerank" to make your own version of this list.
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Siesta Key is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Siesta Key

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Destin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Destin Florida, USA

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Anna Maria Island is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Anna Maria Island

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Sarasota is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Sarasota Florida, USA

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Sanibel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Sanibel Florida, USA

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Clearwater Beach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Clearwater Beach Florida, USA

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Pensacola is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Pensacola Florida, USA

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St. Pete Beach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
St. Pete Beach Florida, USA

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Longboat Key is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Longboat Key Florida, USA

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Seaside is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Seaside Florida, USA

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Captiva Island is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Captiva Island

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Naples is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Naples Florida, USA

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Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Florida, USA

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Fort Lauderdale Beach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Fort Lauderdale Beach

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South Beach, Miami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
South Beach, Miami

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Palm Beach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Palm Beach Florida, USA

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Fort Myers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Fort Myers Florida, USA

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New Smyrna Beach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
New Smyrna Beach Florida, USA

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Vero Beach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Vero Beach Florida, USA

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Key West is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Key West Florida, USA

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Delray Beach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Delray Beach Florida, USA

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Daytona Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Daytona Beach Florida, USA

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Key Biscayne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Key Biscayne Florida, USA

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Cocoa Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Cocoa Beach Florida, USA

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West Palm Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
West Palm Beach Florida, USA

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Marco Island is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Marco Island Florida, USA

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Rosemary Beach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Rosemary Beach Florida, USA

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Bahia Honda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Bahia Honda Bahia Honda Beach, Bahia Honda Key, Florida

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St George Island is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
St George Island

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South Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
South Beach

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Juno Beach is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Juno Beach Florida, USA

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Boca Grande is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Boca Grande Florida, USA

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Sombrero Beach is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Sombrero Beach Sombrero Beach, Marathon Key, Florida

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Pompano Beach is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Pompano Beach Florida, USA

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Alys Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Alys Beach Florida, USA

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+ - 14 21
Atlantic Beach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Atlantic Beach Florida, USA

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+ - 12 19
Fernandina Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Fernandina Beach Florida, USA

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+ - 10 17
Flagler Beach is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Flagler Beach Florida, USA

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+ - 11 21
Everglades is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Everglades Florida, USA