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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
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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
jwadder added Anna Maria Island
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Sanibel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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Clearwater Beach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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St. Pete Beach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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Sarasota is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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Pensacola is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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Captiva Island is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
flofive added Captiva Island
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Navarre Beach - Florida'... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Beth Ebbesen-Lamborn added Navarre Beach - Florida's Best Kept Secret
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Key West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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Longboat Key is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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Naples is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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Fort Lauderdale Beach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
RichMoyleJr. added Fort Lauderdale Beach
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New Smyrna Beach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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Seaside is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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Panama City Beach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Sharon Boan added Florida, USA
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Cocoa Beach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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Fort Myers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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South Beach, Miami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
flofive added South Beach, Miami
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Key Biscayne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Adder added Florida, USA
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Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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St George Island is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
St George Island
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Vero Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Florida, USA
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Daytona Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
gamedemon24 added Florida, USA