Florida is the perfect location for a well-deserved beach vacation. With hundreds of different beaches to choose from, making a decision about where to go is not easy. To assist the decision making process, the list of beach destinations below not only gives you some general inspiration, it also lists some less touristy beaches in case you prefer a little bit of solitude during your precious beach vacation.

Pensacola Beach

The 1,471 feet long Pensacola Beach Pier is one of the longest in the Gulf of Mexico and it is not only ideal for a nice stroll with fantastic views of the ocean, but also offers great food at one of the many bars, restaurants, and cafes. During the summer months, visitors can even listen to free concerts four nights a week. There is also a wide variety of different hotels available in Pensacola Beach, from budget, to mid-range, to luxury hotels.

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach is a culture lover’s paradise. Not only is it home to world-renowned art museums such as the Norton Museum of Art or the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, but it also hosts some top musical entertainment year round including the annual SunFest – Florida’s largest waterfront music festival. West Palm Beach offers a wide selection of mid-range beach hotelswhere you will be able to relax after a busy day out.

Clearwater Beach

As the name suggests, beaches at Clearwater Beach have crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. It is home to many music festivals year round, as well as a number of big sporting events including the National Superboat Championships or the Ironman competition. There are numerous mid-range and luxury hotels available in Clearwater beach but those on a budget can also find something suitable.

Fort Myers Beach

The water at Fort Myers Beach is emerald-green and the sand is as white as snow, making the area great for beach enthusiasts. However, there are also plenty of other attractions in Fort Myers Beach that will make your stay unforgettable. Whether it is dolphin or sunset cruises, kayaking, parasailing or kiteboarding, there is something to do for every taste and budget. You will also be spoilt for choice when it comes to hotels, and there are many options available that suit all budgets.

Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is the perfect location for families with a range of fun attractions to choose from. Whether you like fishing or boating, or getting more active on the waters with kayaking, paddleboarding or surfing, you are sure to have fun with your loved ones at Daytone Beach. There are many budget friendly hotel options in Daytone Beach too, so your bank account will thank you for holidaying here.

As you can see, there are some great beach destinations you can visit in Florida that won’t break the bank and that are also not overrun by hoards of other tourists either. So there really is nothing that stands in the way of you booking that well-deserved beach break, is there?


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