Calusa Beach at Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys.
Beaches / Florida Keys / Historic / Snorkeling

Bahia Honda State Park: Nice beaches, but historic bridge is the star

With the best beach in the Florida Keys, Bahia Honda is a popular stop. But don’t miss the real star — the historic bridge. The park is also tops for camping and its cabins, though you have to plan way way ahead for that.

Cayo Costa's beach
Beaches / Camping / Lodging / Southwest Florida

At Cayo Costa State Park, you live your dreams of a private island

Getting to Cayo Costa State Park is the start of a grand adventure. You start by boarding a ferry. You travel across mangrove-lined waterways, spotting manatees and dolphins if you’re lucky. When you arrive, you are in one of the last wild places in Florida, with a perfect nine-mile beach almost all to yourself. Plan ahead and book a primitive cabin or campsite.

Key West beach. (Photo by Jenn Deering Davis)
Beaches / Florida Keys

Free beaches in the Florida Keys: Our map helps you find the best

As you drive through the Keys, here’s where to stop and dip your feet in the surf. We include all the best Keys beaches (both free and admission-fee) on our map.

Fall is best for your surf-fishing safari
Beaches / Fishing / Florida Roundups

Fall is best for your surf-fishing safari

Surf fishing is popular year-round in Florida, but there may not be any better time than during the fall mullet run. Be prepared with our popular checklist and how-to guide.

Naples, Florida: Rich in nature, beach and boating activities
Beaches / Southwest Florida

Naples, Florida: Rich in nature, beach and boating activities

Naples is a wealthy enclave with lush, tropical neighborhoods and lots of natural beauty close and accessible. Here’s a guide to things to do outdoors in Naples and surrounding areas.

Canaveral: Florida’s longest unspoiled beach
Beaches / Central Florida

Canaveral: Florida’s longest unspoiled beach

Canaveral National Seashore is quiet and peaceful with bountiful wildlife, and you can always find your place in the sand.

Sunset over the Amelia River at Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island.
Beaches / Historic / Northeast Florida

Amelia Island & Fernandina Beach: Abundant nature; neat history

With eight state parks, a national park, scads of history and top beaches, Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach make a great base to explore northeast Florida.

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