Anastasia State Park is a stone’s throw from historic St. Augustine and offers 139 cozy campsites on a four-mile-long pristine beach that shimmers in the Florida sun.
Beaches in Florida
Surf fishing is a terrific family outing — or a quiet escape to get away alone. Be prepared with our popular checklist and how-to guide. (Photo by Jerry Lower, The Coastal Star)
Beach camping in Florida is living the dream. Stars in the sky, surf softly lapping ashore, shorebirds gliding. Let’s go camping!
Last updated on September 16th, 2020 at 11:12 amWhere’s the beach? The best beaches near Orlando and Disney World are not exactly on the edge of town. The closest beach is 60 miles away. Nevertheless, when people come to Florida, they want beach time. On a real beach, not a […]
Last updated on July 24th, 2020 at 12:22 pmThe best Florida beach towns are cozy and quaint, reflecting an “old Florida” ambience, and they are often more affordable than Florida’s beach resort epicenters. Everything you need or want is within walking distance of your motel room or cottage. Each town […]
It’s easy to find a beach in Florida. It’s harder to find a hidden beach, a beach where you experience a sense of discovery and delicious isolation. Here, however, I share my favorites, discovered over many years.
Grayton Beach State Park has been named Best Beach in America in the annual Top 10 list by FIU’s Dr. Beach. Another Florida beach made the cut at No. 6.
Once the site of a luxury resort for the rich and famous, Long Key State Park is a terrific place to spend a few hours hiking, beachcombing, swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in the Florida Keys. While most of its highly prized beachfront campsites are closed, a few tent sites are open.
Beaches in the Keys aren’t as common or as wonderful as many expect, but there ARE some great beaches where you can swim — and snorkel — if you know where to go. Let us take you there.
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.