Crystal-clear water, surf and sugar-white sand attract people from all over the world to Florida's best beaches. Florida is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches and ranked in the top 10 among the best vacation destinations. With over 1,000 miles of shoreline, each individual beach has its own unique character.
No other vacation destination offers as much diversity as Florida. The beaches of Amelia Island and Ponte Vedra abound with southern appeal. Miles of rolling dunes and white sandy beaches greet visitors to the area's luxurious lifestyle. If you prefer a much more peaceful lifestyle, head over to New Smyrna Beach offering a small town atmosphere.
Further to the south are the communities of Cocoa Beach, Titusville and Melbourne; the area often known as the "space coast." Visitors will find these to be the perfect vacation spot for relaxation.
Sanibel and Captiva Island offer some of the best shelling in the country. Shell collectors will be thrilled by the varieties of sea shells of all sizes that are washed up on the shore.
Situated along the Gulf of Mexico are 40 miles of sugar-white beaches stretching from Perdido to Destin. Visitors can stroll along miles of unspoiled beaches or explore the Gulf Islands National Seahore featuring pristine nature trails and wildlife.
A vacation to Florida would not be complete without a visit to Key West, the southernmost point in the continental United States. Enjoy some of the best diving and snorkeling among the coral reefs and shipwrecks. Key West is best known for Hemingway's legendary retreat where each night, both visitors and locals come together for the evening sunset celebration.