These Top Florida Beaches Are Calling Your Name
Can you hear it? We can. But, seriously, there’s no other place in the world where you can find so many beloved white sand beaches in one place.
Two St. Pete/Clearwater beaches were voted into the Top 10 of TripAdvisor’s 2016 Traveler’s Choice Awards of the Top U.S. Beaches, which is based on millions of traveler reviews. Beautiful Clearwater Beach, which checked in at No. 1, not only has brilliant white sands but also Pier 60, a hub of hubbub and a great place to catch the sunset. On laid-back St. Pete Beach, which landed at No. 4 on the list, take a nice long break at one of the classic beach hotels, or at the world-famous “Pink Palace,” The Don CeSar Hotel.
If weathered beach bars and an Old Florida vibe are more what you’re looking for, hang out in Treasure Island or Pass-a-Grille. For active families, Fort De Soto can’t be beaten—with its gorgeous beaches along with playgrounds, picnic areas, camping, watersports and even a historic fort that kids love to explore.
Craving an island getaway? There’s no place quite like Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island, especially during a weekday. These are completely undeveloped Florida beaches that are only accessible by boat—so you’re guaranteed a blissful break.
You’ll be able to find your happy place on this 35-mile stretch of Florida beaches. Sip a cocktail with your toes in the sand, fly over the water in a parasail, or finally try your hand (and feet) at stand-up paddleboarding.