Known both officially and affectionately as the Sunshine State to many of us, Florida boasts some of the best and most gorgeous beaches in the entire US. But beyond the sand and surf, it is the local touches that make a visit to Florida truly unforgettable.
This list is far from exhaustive, but we’ve done our best in making a list of what we think are the best beaches to visit in the Sunshine State.
Club Med Florida holidays will give you the chance to experience Sandpiper Bay, one of the most relaxing and luxurious locations in the whole of Florida. The kids will never stop thanking you for taking them here. The organisers and hosts are extremely well-trained in entertaining children of all ages, so you won’t have a problem keeping them occupied.
Sandpiper Bay is ideal for families, but perhaps not so suitable for couples for that reason. It’s perfect for adults with kids who want to have a holiday, but don’t want the stress associated with keeping said kids happy the entire time.
North of Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, this beach encompasses a small village by the sea. The stretch of sand is two miles long and the village pulls in around a million visitors every year. Like Sandpiper Bay, Delray Beach is highly suitable for families. After an entire day of soaking up the rays, you can explore the village, with its boutiques, restaurants and quirky architecture.
South Beach is very different to Sandpiper Bay and Delray Beach, eschewing the family environment in favour of nightlife and clubbing. It features artificial beaches that welcome early morning joggers and sunbathers alike. The view of the city from the beach is gorgeous. Make sure you get enough of it in before you venture forth to the nightclubs.
Atlantic Beach is something really special. The sand is extra soft and the azure water is mesmerising. Unlike South Beach, Atlantic Beach features small-town charm. For those who are interested, there’s a local Beaches Museum and History Centre that details the development of the beach and other beaches close by. There are a smattering of restaurants, galleries and boutiques to explore, too.
If you want to take a break from all the sunbathing and sandcastle-building with your kids, Captiva Island is the perfect place to go. The currents are a little too strong for swimming, but you’re going to be there for the seashell hunting. There are strict laws about breaking live shells, so be careful about which ones you handle.
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