EVERGLADES CITY — One of my favorite Florida getaways is to boat out to the outer islands and camp for a weekend on a remote, pristine beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico.
Wrapped in three miles of beautiful white sand, Fort DeSoto Park is consistently ranked among the best in the nation
This public park is spread over 900 acres on five interconnected islands with seven miles of waterfront, including three miles of award-winning beaches .Nearly half of the 233 campsites in the campground are waterfront, allowing you to launch your kayak or canoe from your site.
Driving your car on the beaches is a Florida tradition going back to horse-and-buggy days. Today, only a few beaches still allow the practice. We show you where and how on the Atlantic Coast.
If you like your beaches lined with sea oats and sea grape trees instead of concrete and cars, then John U. Lloyd is your beach in Broward County. With a 2.5 mile ribbon of sand, the park gives visitors room to have a piece of the beach all to themselves.