Top 5 Florida East Coast Beaches
Florida’s glistening east coast is known as the home of our nation’s HOTTEST beaches. The people are relaxed and have a good time; they’re also from all around the world. We know that 12 counties and hundreds of miles of shorelines can be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Fl East Coast beaches. We think you’ll enjoy them too!
- Crandon Park Beach
- Fort Lauderdale Beach
- Palm Beaches
- Fernandina Beach
- Jacksonville Beach
Continue reading for a close look at each location, plus Pro Tips.
1. Crandon Park Beach
Crandon Park Beach, located on Key Biscayne in Miami, is suitable for all ages and groups. Families will find it especially accommodating. The sands are raked daily, with no litter, well-maintained facilities, several picnic areas, restrooms, playgrounds, benches, and convenient waste bins.
Sand is soft, white, and perfect for an evening stroll on the beach. The water is warm, clear, and gentle, perfect to offset the midday sun.
Crandon Park (800 acres) is very picturesque and holds a world of things to do. On-site, you’ll find a marina, campsites, a golf course, tennis courts, and several locations perfect for hiking, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
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2. Fort Lauderdale Beach
If you’re looking for an exceptional beach to put your feet up, Fort Lauderdale Beach is it. It’s the cleanest beach, it was the first ever to be Blue Wave Certified in the state of Florida, and it is the third cleanest beach in the United States.
Blue Wave Certified means that the beach has passed inspection for beneficial environmental factors and meets several other checks, including clean public restrooms, handicap accessible, litter-free, and gentle, easy-to-swim water.
Not only is the sand clean, but it’s also the whitest in the area, making your view much prettier. It’s the perfect texture for building sandcastles too, plus there’s a paved boardwalk that leads right back to local seaside businesses.
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3. Palm Beaches
This isn’t just a beach; it’s a string of unique beaches starting as far north as Jupiter Beach and ending in Boca Raton. Each beach has its own vibe and local charm, but you can always expect a warm and inviting environment no matter where you land.
Here’s a list of the best beaches in this area:
- Riviera Beach
- Lake Worth Beach Park
- Delray Public Beach
- Red Reef Park
- Boca Palmetto Beach
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4. Fernandina Beach
Amelia Island is a popular destination with a ton of history to uncover and leisure locations to chillax. Explore the Amelia Island Lighthouse, Amelia Island Museum of History, the Amelia Island State Recreation Area, a small airport, many great hotels (including the Ritz-Carlton, The Addison, Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, and Summer Beach Resort), and excellent restaurants.
The island is 13 miles long, four miles at its widest, and full of fun opportunities. After enjoying Fernandina Beach, take some time to walk the rest of the island to see what it has in store for you.
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5. Jacksonville Beach
Jacksonville Beach is just a few short miles south of Amelia Island. It is situated at the end of Beach Boulevard / HWY 212 that runs through the heart of the city of Jacksonville.
You’ll find several waterfront restaurants and hotels, plus a handful of well-maintained piers that are perfect for fishing and romantic strolls. The waves here are perfect for surfing, and you’re likely to spot a few dolphins, too!
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