Beaches

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 / Northeast 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.

Bahia Honda: One of Florida's top 10 beaches.
Beaches / Florida Roundups

Florida’s best beaches? Here’s the all-time top 10

Every year, Dr. Beach lists the 10 best beaches. But to keep his list fresh, he “retires” a beach after it wins. Yet aren’t those retired beaches the best of the best? Here, using previous No. 1 beaches, then, is a list of the ALL-TIME top 10 beaches in Florida.

Photo by Mauro Luna on Flickr
Beaches / Florida Roundups

2014 sea-turtle walks: One of Florida’s natural thrills

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. May is the best time to book a turtle walk because many programs fill up immediately.

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