The outstanding beach known as John U. Lloyd State Park is being renamed to honor Fort Lauderdale civil rights leaders Von D. Mizell and Eula Johnson.
Secret beaches are the stuff of vacation dreams. But I found one — more than 5 miles of wild, broad unspoiled sandy shore, lined with thick native vegetation and without a condo or T-shirt shop in sight.
The snorkeling trail at the park on the Blue Heron Bridge in Palm Beach County offers a volume and variety of sea life rarely seen close to shore. There are sculptures of hammerhead sharks and a string of manmade structures that form an artificial reef.
The beach is spectacular here — wide white sand, clear blue-green water. But the Old Florida charm of Pass A Grille, a community within St. Pete Beach, is what makes it stand out.
With palm trees lining its herring-bone brick beachwalk and shady grass berm, our Beach of the Week is one of South Florida’s most scenic destinations.
Sea-turtle walks are like seeing a National Geographic film in person. But you need reservations to join these night-time beach walks to watch giant sea turtles nesting.
New laws restricting alcohol use in Panama City will have an impact on Spring Break there, but it remains one of the top destinations for college kids.
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park makes a great destination because you can enjoy so many recreational activities in one place – a good kayaking spot, outstanding surf-fishing and a one-mile-long powdery-white sand beach with clear water, shells and shaded picnic tables nearby.
If riding a horse through sand and surf is your dream, here are a half dozen places in Florida that can make that dream come true. Riding opportunities are located on both coasts as well as in northern and southern Florida.
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.
This state park is wilder and more natural than it has been for decades. In addition to the terrific beach and tropical hammock, visitors can tour the historic lighthouse, dine at restaurants with great views and walk or bike the trails. It’s a great destination for an urban region.
This state park fits my defination of a hidden paradise: A scenic kayak trail on a wild island that ends at a spectacular hidden beach you’ll have all to yourself. This little-known state park is accessible only by boat.