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
205 80
Destin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Destin Florida, USA

3
127 41
Anna Maria Island is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
jwadder added Anna Maria Island

4
149 61
Sanibel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Sanibel Florida, USA

5
144 61
Clearwater Beach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Clearwater Beach Florida, USA

6
118 49
St. Pete Beach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
St. Pete Beach Florida, USA

7
121 58
Sarasota is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Sarasota Florida, USA

8
119 62
Pensacola is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Pensacola Florida, USA

9
70 36
Captiva Island is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
flofive added Captiva Island

10
69 42
Longboat Key is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Longboat Key Florida, USA

11
82 55
Naples is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Naples Florida, USA

12
94 66
Key West is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Key West Florida, USA

13
65 42
New Smyrna Beach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
New Smyrna Beach Florida, USA

14
81 57
Seaside is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Seaside Florida, USA

Weird Laws in Florida

15
66 44
Fort Lauderdale Beach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
RichMoyleJr. added Fort Lauderdale Beach

16
24 9
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
69 50
Cocoa Beach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Cocoa Beach Florida, USA

18
71 55
Fort Myers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Fort Myers Florida, USA

19
63 49
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Florida, USA

20
36 25
Key Biscayne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Adder added Key Biscayne Florida, USA

21
20 11
Panama City Beach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Sharon Boan added Panama City Beach Florida, USA

The Best Roller Coasters in the World

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69 59
Daytona Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
gamedemon24 added Daytona Beach Florida, USA

23
45 37
Vero Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Vero Beach Florida, USA

24
52 44
South Beach, Miami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
flofive added South Beach, Miami

25
50 43
Delray Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Delray Beach Florida, USA

26
56 50
Palm Beach is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Palm Beach Florida, USA

27
34 28
Bahia Honda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Adder added Bahia Honda Bahia Honda Beach, Bahia Honda Key, Florida

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28 22
St George Island is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
St George Island

Gibsonton, Florida, Is Full Of Circus Freaks (Literally)

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41 38
Marco Island is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Marco Island Florida, USA

30
39 36
Boca Grande is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Boca Grande Florida, USA

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

32
44 42
West Palm Beach is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
West Palm Beach Florida, USA

33
31 29
Flagler Beach is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
gamedemon24 added Flagler Beach Florida, USA

34
26 24
Sombrero Beach is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Adder added Sombrero Beach Sombrero Beach, Marathon Key, Florida

35
30 31
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 Alys Beach Florida, USA

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

39
12 18
Pompano Beach is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
1486657762425 added Pompano Beach Florida, USA

40
22 30
Atlantic Beach is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Beaches in Florida
Atlantic Beach Florida, USA

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