Insider Tips: Five of the Best Unspoiled Beaches in Florida
Florida has no shortage of beaches. If you like the party scene, you’ll surely find something to your liking on Miami’s South Beach, Daytona Beach and in Panama City especially around Spring Break. If upscale luxury and sunsets to remember are on your to do list, you might be headed for Naples, Palm Beach Island or Destin. But, if you are looking for an authentic, unspoiled beach experience in the state of Florida, you might have to rely on some insider tips. Best Unspoiled Beaches in Florida Following are some of those unique Florida beach locales that aren’t over-populated and can be truly classified as unspoiled. It’s a short list that I hope you enjoy….but please do feel free to add to it. Those of us looking for a private beach are always on the lookout for an insider tip!
- Cayo Costa State Park – Only accessible by boat, this state park, off the coast of southwest Florida, is a nature lover’s paradise. Mangroves, manatees, dolphins and birds-a-plenty are in the backdrop of this truly unspoiled Florida beach. Ferries are an option in Sanibel, Captiva and Punta Gorda or, of course, private boats can also get you to this 9 mile stretch of sand and nature.
- Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park- This barrier island located 2/3 of a mile south of St Lucie Inlet on the Atlantic Ocean side of Florida is only accessible by private boat. It boasts miles and miles of natural splendor and beachgoers can choose their beach adventure from swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving near Anastasia Rock coral reef, kayaking, fishing, hiking or just taking in nature.
- Tigertail Beach – Be prepared for a long walk to the beach; but for nature lovers seeking the off-the-beaten-path adventure, Tigertail Beach near Marco Island is a must see. A great place for kayaking, sea shelling or just relaxing on a picturesque beach…Tigertail, in Southwest Florida , has to be on the list of Florida’s unspoiled beaches.
- Blowing Rocks Preserve – Blowing Rocks Preserve, located near Hobe Sound about 25 miles north of Palm Beach on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, is not like any beach on the east coast of Florida. At high tide the waves crashing into the rocks is a sight to behold; but low tide is the best time to snorkel in this Florida beach unlike any other.
- Cannon Beach at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park - Snorkeling, diving and kayaking are top of the order at this stunning Key Largo locale tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Miami and the sunset libations of Key West. Camping is an option but do plan ahead; it’s a popular spot and a world-renowned destination for those who love unspoiled beaches and world-class snorkeling as well as diving. Hiking and biking are enjoyed are the recommended form of transport upon arrival.