cities / towns 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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149 69
Destin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Destin Florida, USA

3
89 33
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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118 52
Sanibel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Sanibel Florida, USA

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108 49
Clearwater Beach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Clearwater Beach Florida, USA

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89 40
St. Pete Beach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
St. Pete Beach Florida, USA

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98 47
Sarasota is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Sarasota Florida, USA

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98 52
Pensacola is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Pensacola Florida, USA

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51 28
Captiva Island is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
flofive added Captiva Island

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75 51
Seaside is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Seaside Florida, USA

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69 46
Naples is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Naples Florida, USA

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56 36
Longboat Key is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Longboat Key Florida, USA

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75 54
Key West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Key West Florida, USA

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53 36
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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53 38
New Smyrna Beach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
New Smyrna Beach Florida, USA

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56 43
Fort Myers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Fort Myers Florida, USA

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54 42
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Florida, USA

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51 42
Palm Beach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Palm Beach Florida, USA

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52 43
Cocoa Beach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Cocoa Beach Florida, USA

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24 16
St George Island is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Guest_3d34f0d0-5296-4458-b4d5-a80f9dd4ff56 added St George Island

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

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40 32
Vero Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Vero Beach Florida, USA

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43 35
South Beach, Miami is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
flofive added South Beach, Miami

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45 38
Delray Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Delray Beach Florida, USA

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56 51
Daytona Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
gamedemon24 added Daytona Beach Florida, USA

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26 21
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

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35 31
Marco Island is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Marco Island Florida, USA

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10 6
Navarre Beach - Florida's Best... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Beth Ebbesen-Lamborn added Navarre Beach - Florida's Best Kept Secret

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Rosemary Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
carlybobarly added Rosemary Beach Florida, USA

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39 37
West Palm Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
West Palm Beach Florida, USA

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32 31
Boca Grande is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Boca Grande Florida, USA

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4 2
Panama City Beach is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Sharon Boan added Panama City Beach Florida, USA

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21 21
Sombrero Beach is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Adder added Sombrero Beach Sombrero Beach, Marathon Key, Florida

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24 25
Flagler Beach is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
gamedemon24 added Flagler Beach Florida, USA

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37 42
South Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
South Beach

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25 29
Juno Beach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Juno Beach Florida, USA

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20 25
Alys Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Buster McDermott added Alys Beach Florida, USA

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18 26
Fernandina Beach is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
BrandonGeorge added Fernandina Beach Florida, USA

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18 27
Atlantic Beach is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Atlantic Beach Florida, USA

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8 15
Pompano Beach is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
1486657762425 added Pompano Beach Florida, USA

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14 28
Everglades is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
MobyWaller added Everglades Florida, USA