Beaches of Florida

From the secluded beaches of the North to the bright city lights of the Southeast, there is an astonishing wealth of beaches in Florida

Take a look at the award-winning Blue Wave Beaches or Dr Beach’s top beaches or explore the regions to navigate to get to where you need to be.

Suncoast Beaches Florida

Florida Suncoast Beaches & Parks

Beaches of the Florida Suncoast The Suncoast of Florida is the west-central coastal region along the Gulf of Mexico that includes the Tampa Bay area as well as St. Petersburg…

Florida Blue Wave Beaches

43 Blue Wave Beaches of Florida

The Clean Beaches Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and volunteer participation in beach sustainability, bestows the Blue Wave Award. Beaches are graded based on the quality…

central west Florida beaches

Beaches of Central West Florida

Central Florida Gulf Beaches Central Florida Gulf Beaches offer a tranquil and serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Known for its crystal blue waters, soft white…

Northwest Florida beaches

Beaches in Northwest Florida

Northwest Florida Beaches Beaches in Northwest Florida offer some of the most stunning vistas and tranquil atmospheres in the United States. From the white sand beaches of Destin to the…

Southwest Florida beaches

Beaches of Southwest Florida

Everything you need to know about the beaches of Southwest Florida Natural, uncultivated and secluded beaches partly known as Florida’s Paradise Coast, the safe beaches of Southwest Florida offer families…

Southeast Florida beaches

Beaches of Southeast Florida

Best beaches in Southeast Florida Southeast Florida is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. From wide, white sandy shorelines and clear, turquoise waters to secret…

Sand Key

Sand Key Florida Gulf Coast Beaches

The island of Sand Key in Tampa Bay, Florida, offers 12 miles of white sand beaches and plentiful condo rentals in Indian Rocks Beach and Madeira Beach. Located just south…

Sandy beach accounts for 1,350 miles of Florida coastline.

Two distinct waterfronts, the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, offer distinct alternatives. The waters are generally warm compared to the rest of the US, but surf tends to be higher on the Atlantic coast with relatively little surf on the Gulf coast. Surf temperature is also warmer on the Gulf coast throughout the year.

Sand consistency in the northwest along Pensacola, and Panama City Beaches is fine and very white. Clearwater Beach on the Gulf coast also shares this same fine and very white texture. Beaches along the Atlantic tend to shade towards light beige with a somewhat coarser texture. Daytona Beach is unique with its hard packed sand suitable for driving motor vehicles.

Vegetation, population, dunes formation, sand composition, wave action, and other natural and social influences serve up Florida beaches in many flavors.