Dec 25, 2013
Few people will have a chance to own their own private island, but a visit to any of the unspoiled beaches in Florida can at least give you an illusion. With big city beaches, family-friendly shores and sanctuaries for nature lovers, Florida has a perfect recipe for a good time for every visitor. The beaches offer visitors the opportunity to slow down and relax. Not only will you visit one of the best beaches in the world but also have a chance to engage in many water sport activities and sample fabulous food.
The following are the top 5 amazing beaches in Florida.
1. Delray Beach
Delray Beach is located north of Boca Raton. It’s a lively beach side town full of shopping stores, boutiques and galleries. During the month of March, this Palm Beach county city holds an annual festival called the Savor the Avenue event. During this festival, the Atlantic avenue is transformed into a long dining table that can accommodate more than one thousand guests. The tennis center, historic Colony Hotel and the Delray Beach Garlic festival are some of the major tourist attractions. This region has some of the best nightlife in South Florida. At the end of the Atlantic Avenue is a public beach where you can explore the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean. Visit the downtown and meet the beautiful friendly people, shopkeepers and the community called the Sociable City.(image by Lisa Jacobs).
2. Key West
Key West is a city located in Monroe County in Florida. This is a city where real estate titles still date back to the kings of Spain. With its balmy weather and crystal clear skies, this city is famous for many outdoor activities like diving, water-sports, fishing and golfing. Take a day trip to the dry Tortuga and enjoy snorkeling and sunbathing. You can catch a few rays and play in the sun almost anywhere in Key West. You can enjoy the sun in a historical setting by visiting Fort Zachary Taylor Park. The main feature in this park is the pre-Civil War Fort. Higg’s beach with its wide expanse of sand is one of the most beautiful beaches in Key West. Nature lovers may visit Rest beach which covered with natural vegetation.
3. Captiva Island
Captiva is an emerald in a chain of barrier islands in Southwest Coast Gulf of Florida. If you are seeking for a perfect family resort, this beach is ideal for you. The area has spectacular white sand beaches that are scattered with sea treasures like colored seashells. The sunset and sunrise are breathtaking. This is an ideal spot for weddings, honeymoons or anniversaries. Activities include golfing, fishing, boating and lots of children activities.
4. Atlantic Beach
This is an affluent village off the South Shore of Long Island. This is home to laid-back beaches and excellent golfing, parks and close proximity to the big-city energy of Jacksonville. The white as sugar sand is soft and the sunshine is bright and great. There are several museums that may interest those who love to go down memory lane.
5. Siesta Key
It’s almost impossible to stay idle in Siesta Key because there are so many activities. Beach lovers flock to enjoy the large expanse of sand. This place is ideal for strolling, shell-collecting and host of many activities.(image by Gerard Gilden).
Most of these amazing beaches in Florida are family-friendly and perfect for many water activities. You’ll enjoy the benefit of blue water from the Atlantic Ocean and have a chance to discover paradise from the many natural attractions.
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Feature image by Doug Duvall