Travel 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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302 92
Siesta Key is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Siesta Key

2
217 84
Destin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

3
139 45
Anna Maria Island is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
jwadder added Anna Maria Island

4
154 64
Sanibel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

5
153 65
Clearwater Beach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

6
125 52
St. Pete Beach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

7
126 61
Sarasota is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

8
122 65
Pensacola is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

9
72 38
Captiva Island is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
flofive added Captiva Island

10
73 46
Fort Lauderdale Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
RichMoyleJr. added Fort Lauderdale Beach

11
71 45
Longboat Key is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

12
86 58
Naples is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

13
98 69
Key West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

14
31 12
Navarre Beach - Florida's Best... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Beth Ebbesen-Lamborn added Navarre Beach - Florida's Best Kept Secret

15
74 51
Cocoa Beach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

16
68 46
New Smyrna Beach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

17
85 61
Seaside is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

18
28 13
Panama City Beach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Sharon Boan added Florida, USA

19
75 58
Fort Myers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

20
65 50
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA

21
58 45
South Beach, Miami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
flofive added South Beach, Miami

22
73 60
Daytona Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
gamedemon24 added Florida, USA

23
37 26
Key Biscayne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Adder added Florida, USA

24
32 23
St George Island is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
St George Island

25
47 38
Vero Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA