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Enjoy a romantic 4th of July getaway to these Florida beaches

Ten Inch Rodman guns at Fort Clinch, Amelia Island, Florida
Ten Inch Rodman guns at Fort Clinch, Amelia Island, Florida
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There's no question that Florida is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Florida's beaches offer visitors with unspoiled beauty and an abundant variety of wildlife. Here are a few for the romantic couple looking for that perfect getaway.

A beautiful sunset over Amelia Island, Florida
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Amelia Island

Amelia Island is the perfect spot for couples looking to get away from the crowds. Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful stroll along the beach while feeling a gentle breeze and the rolling waves come ashore. Amelia Island is also one of the few beaches along Florida's east coast that permits horseback riding on the beach. Experience the feeling of a romantic ride along the waters edge while catching a sunrise or sunset. In the evening, relax in front of a bonfire while enjoying some roasted marshmallows. The bonfires take place at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort from June through August each year. Couples can sign up for a kayaking tour to discover some of the area's wildlife. Some of the wildlife that can be seen include dolphins, manatees, ospreys, great blue herons, great egrets, and periodically the bald eagle.

Vilano Beach

There is something to be said about St. Augustine and its surrounding beaches. This is a perfect getaway for couples wanting to experience the charm of the old world and the serenity of its beaches. Just two miles down the coast is Vilano Beach, an ideal spot for sun worshipers and fishermen. The Vilano Beach Pier is a great place to relax and take in a spectacular sunrise or sunset. It provides a fantastic view of St. Augustine's historic downtown area including the the Castillo de San Marcos. In the evening enjoy live music and fantastic food with some local flavor. Explore the old section of town or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through old neighborhoods and narrow cobblestone streets. Other activities include boating, sailing and kayaking that can be rented at North Beach.

Little Torch Key

Looking for a place that really offers quiet and peace? Look no further than Little Torch Key located in the lower Florida Keys. This romantic 5-acre island is so secluded that the only way to and from the island is by boat or seaplane. The island is home to the Little Palm Island Resort, the only nearby resort situated about 29 miles from Key West. Enjoy a romantic stay in one of the island's 15 thatched-roof bungalows. Keep in mind that these bungalows are not equipped with televisions or phones. It is intended for couples seeking a relaxing vacation away from their hectic lives. Catch a sunrise while dipping into the ocean water or take a nightly stroll on the beach while taking in a beautiful sunset. Savor the flavor for some local cuisine while dining by the water. Dining is not complete without ordering a Gumby Slumber, a popular island cocktail made with a blend of juices and fresh coconut.

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