30+ Best Beaches in Florida You Have to See

We’ve rounded up local secrets and expert advice from travel writers and are sharing the insider’s scoop on all the best beaches in Florida.

Discover what makes these beaches unique, from the Florida panhandle to the Florida Keys and along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts.

Best Beaches in the Florida Panhandle

Perdido Key Beach and the state park area are steps within the famous vibrant coastal scene with shopping, restaurants, hotels, and condos.

Perdido Key State Park

Gulf Islands Perdido Key Area

There are miles of undeveloped and protected wild coastline. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and sea turtles while catching some sun! You’ll be able to see them occasionally right from the shore.

Gulf Islands National Seashore Fort Pickens

The soft white sand, crystal clear emerald green waters and gently sloping beaches are a perfect backdrop for a day in the sun at Fort Pickens.

Pensacola Dog Beach

While you will find the softest and whitest sand imaginable along the Gulf Islands National Seashore, you won’t find dogs on the beach. Visit Pensacola beach with your furry friends.

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