Snorkeling

Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs

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.

Peanut Island: Snorkeling, historic Kennedy Bunker, even camping

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.

Lionfish (Photo: Gustavo Duran via Flickr)

A Florida delicacy: Invasive lionfish, fresh from local waters

Lionfish are gobbling up native species on Florida Keys reefs. Now you can gobble them up instead. Several Florida restaurants are serving lionfish, said to be delicious.