Florida has a total of 1,700 kilometers of beaches and thus offers its visitors a perfect idyll. Here we present you the ten best beaches in Florida.
Sun on bare skin and a breathtaking view of the vast expanses of the blue ocean. But have you forgotten half? That would be pretty fatal, wouldn’t it? To prevent this from happening, we have also created a checklist for beach holidays. Visit proexchangerates for Fort Lauderdale.
- Perdido Key
- Island beach on the Gulf of Mexico, 15 miles southwest of Pensacola on State Road 292.
- St. George Island State Park
- Nine miles of free beach and dunes at the end of the island, 10 miles southeast of Eastpoint, on US 98.
- St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
- Luxurious cabins, camping and swimming facilities, near Port St. Joe, on the C30 and US 98.
- Anastasia State Recreation Area
- Hiking trails, camping, tidal marshes, good fishing and surfing opportunities at Augustine Beach, on A1A near State Road 3.
- Little Talbot Island State Park
- Five miles of sandy beaches, salt marshes, fishing, hiking, camping, surfing, 17 miles northeast of Jacksonville on State Road A1A.
- The Beaches
- The 50 mile stretch of beach from South Fernandina to North St. Augustine is commonly called “the beaches”, on the northeast coast of Florida, east of Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra and Augustine.
- Caladesi Island State Park
- Six islands of mangroves and grass strips, west of Dunedin on the Gulf Coast.
- Ft. Desota Park
- Hiking trails, fishing, camping, a Spanish-American war fort, in
the southwest corner of Mullet Key at the entrance to Tampa Bay.
- Siesta Key Beach
- Eight miles of island coast near Sarasota is called the whitest beach in the world.
- Bill Bagg Cape Florida State Recreation Area
- Fishing, swimming on the wide, sandy beach, the Cape Florida Lighthouse is the oldest building in South Florida, near Key Biscayne, from Miami take Insterstate 95 to Rickenbacker Causeway to the end.
Fort Myers – The Tropical Island Paradise On The Gulf
Fort Myers is located at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River in the Gulf of Mexico. The city grew around Fort Harvie, built in 1841 and later named after Colonel Abraham C. Myers, the Chief Quartermaster of Florida .
The main street of Fort Myers is McGregor Boulevard, which is lined with imposing royal palms (over 2000 pieces) for a distance of 25 km. Not least because of this attraction it is nicknamed the “City of Palms”. The avenue was laid out by the inventor Thomas Aiva Edison, who made Fort Myers his winter quarters in the 1920s. His former winter home and that of the automobile manufacturer Henry Ford are on this Street and are now a tourist attraction (see later). McGregor Boulevard leads to Estero Island, better known as Fort Myers Beach, where you will find numerous hotels with pool and beach access, which are the best places to stay in the area.
The beach life is lively, there are numerous hotel bars, restaurants, shopping opportunities, etc. Fort Myers Beach is a 7 mile long stretch of coast, populated by sunbathers, with hotel complexes and the finest sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Along the coast there are numerous islands, the so-called Keys, starting with Captiva in the north and ending with Lovers Key in the south (States Recreation Area). Fishing is a major sport and in the well-known American modesty one likes to speak of the ” Tarpon Fishing Capitol of the World “. Shell collectors will find the largest number of shell species in all of North America here. The shopping center is Times Square. Shop after shop is lined up like a beehive.
The distances between Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach are quite large, and there is also a lot of traffic. To get to the Edison Ford Winter Estate from Fort Myers Beach, you will need about 40 minutes by car.
- Edison-Ford-Winter Estates
Even nature reserves are among the tourist attractions, the
- Mantanza Pass Wilderness Preserve
On Estero Island. From a boardwalk you can visit the “Life Oak Hammock” (see also under Everglades National Park) and the mangroves on the coast. The park is accessible from sunrise to sunset.
- Same goes for Bowditch Point Regional Park
To the north of Ft. Myers Beach. The parks are equipped with picnic tables, shelters and toilets and offer free access to the sea.
- Calusa Nature Center (3450 Ortiz Ave.)
Half a mile west of Exit 22 off I-75, north of the intersection of Ortiz, Colonial, and Six Mile Cypress Ave. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $ 10 (ages 13+), $ 5 (3 to 12 years), up to 3 years: Free of charge. Official website: calusanature.org.
The Calusa Nature Center is not a must-see attraction, but it is worth a visit if you have 2 hours or more and are looking for some relaxation without the tourist hustle and bustle. In the outside area, boardwalks lead through a subtropical environment (cypress swamp and pine forest) and a reconstructed Indian village of the Seminoles. The walk is well suited for bird watching. Eagles and other birds of prey as well as the Florida lynx (bobcat) are kept in cages. Alligator and snake demonstrations take place daily at 10.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. In the interior (Natural History Museum) there are terrariums and aquariums with a wide variety of Florida residents. Attached is a 90-seat planetarium with evening laser light shows and changing program sequences.