Dream Destinations The Best Beaches in Florida  

Island Hopper Dan
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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

2
209 84
Destin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

3
132 44
Anna Maria Island is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
jwadder added Anna Maria Island

4
152 63
Sanibel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

5
151 64
Clearwater Beach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

6
123 51
St. Pete Beach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

7
124 59
Sarasota is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

8
119 63
Pensacola is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

9
71 37
Captiva Island is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
flofive added Captiva Island

10
71 43
Longboat Key is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

11
85 56
Naples is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

12
70 44
Fort Lauderdale Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
RichMoyleJr. added Fort Lauderdale Beach

13
97 68
Key West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

14
85 58
Seaside is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

15
67 43
New Smyrna Beach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

16
28 10
Navarre Beach - Florida's Best... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Beth Ebbesen-Lamborn added Navarre Beach - Florida's Best Kept Secret

17
72 50
Cocoa Beach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

18
25 11
Panama City Beach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Sharon Boan added Florida, USA

19
73 56
Fort Myers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

20
64 49
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

21
37 25
Key Biscayne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Adder added Florida, USA

22
71 59
Daytona Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
gamedemon24 added Florida, USA

23
32 22
St George Island is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
St George Island

24
55 44
South Beach, Miami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
flofive added South Beach, Miami

25
46 37
Vero Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

26
36 28
Bahia Honda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Adder added Bahia Honda Bahia Honda Beach, Bahia Honda Key, Florida

27
51 43
Delray Beach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

28
57 50
Palm Beach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

29
40 36
Boca Grande is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

30
45 42
West Palm Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

31
37 34
Rosemary Beach is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
carlybobarly added Florida, USA

32
32 29
Flagler Beach is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
gamedemon24 added Florida, USA

33
26 24
Sombrero Beach is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Adder added Sombrero Beach Sombrero Beach, Marathon Key, Florida

34
41 40
Marco Island is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

35
30 32
Juno Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Juno Beach Florida, USA

36
23 30
Fernandina Beach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
BrandonGeorge added Fernandina Beach Florida, USA

37
22 29
Alys Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Buster McDermott added Florida, USA

38
12 18
Pompano Beach is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
1486657762425 added Florida, USA

39
22 30
Atlantic Beach is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

40
38 49
South Beach is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
South Beach

41
18 32
Everglades is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
MobyWaller added Everglades Florida, USA