Beaches

Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs
Beaches / Snorkeling

America’s best beaches: Four in Florida make annual list but not #1 — again

Many of the best beaches in America are in Florida — four out of the top 10 in the annual Memorial Day weekend list. Those same four were runners up last year. See this year’s top beaches plus the seven Florida’s beaches previously crowned #1.

Photo by Mauro Luna on Flickr
Beaches / Florida Roundups

2015 sea-turtle walks: It’s time to register for 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.

St. George's Island
Beaches / Fishing / Florida Roundups

Make a surf-fishing safari your next beach adventure

Surf fishing is a great way to get away from it all — alone or with the entire family. Be prepared with our popular checklist and how-to guide.

Pitch your tent in the sand.
Beaches / Camping / Northwest Florida / The Panhandle

Beach camping in Florida’s Panhandle

Falling asleep to the soothing rhythm of waves lapping on your own beach is every camper’s dream, so we pick the best beach campgrounds on Florida’s Panhandle.

Peanut Island: Snorkeling, historic Kennedy Bunker, even camping
Beaches / Historic / Kayak & Canoe / Snorkeling / Southeast Florida

Peanut Island: Snorkeling, historic Kennedy Bunker, even camping

This county park offers some of the best snorkeling from a beach in South Florida. It’s also home to President John F. Kennedy’s bomb shelter, built during the Cold War. And, to complete your day, it’s a fun kayak outing that can include fresh fish at a nearby tiki bar.

Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin/Clearwater.
Beaches / Kayak & Canoe / Southwest Florida

Caladesi Island: Kayak to a wild beach

Caladesi Island State Park, off the coast of Clearwater and Dunedin, has been called the best beach in America. What’s even better? Kayaking to Caladesi and seeing wonderful wildlife along the way.

Things to Do near Florida’s top Spring Break destinations
Beaches

Things to Do near Florida’s top Spring Break destinations

Rumors of the death of Spring Break in Florida are greatly exaggerated.

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