Florida has some of the nicest beaches in the
world. Several of these beaches routinely receive awards by various
rating organizations. The waters are generally warm compared to the the rest
of the US. Surf tends to be higher on the Atlantic coast with relatively little
surf on the Gulf coast. Surf temperature is also warmer on the Gulf coast
throughout the year.
Sand consistency in the northwest along Pensacola, and Panama City Beaches is fine and very white. Clearwater Beach also shares this same fine and very white texture. Beaches along the Atlantic tend to shade towards light beige with a somewhat coarser texture. Daytona Beach is unique with its hard packed sand suitable for driving motor vehicles.
Bradenton Beach is blessed with miles of sugar sand beach. Cortez and Coquina beaches on the Gulf side are managed by Manatee County. Cortez Beach lies in northern section of the city, with numerous access points available.
Coquina Beach lies at the southern end of the city and has lifeguard supervision. A large parking area is located next to the beach from 5th Street South, with acres of parking found at the Coquina Park at the south end of the island.
On the bay side at Coquina is a small beach that is popular with personal watercraft riders.
Public washrooms, a picnic area and snack bar are also found at Coquina
With miles of soft white sand and sparkling waterways, Clearwater's beaches rate among the best in the state and in the nation. Enjoy it all, but please observe the following beach rules:
No alcohol is permitted on Clearwater's public beaches.
Swim within the "Safe Bathing Limit" at all times. This area extends 300 feet west of the high water line and is clearly marked by buoys or pilings.
Boaters and jet skiers are not allowed inside the "Safe Bathing Limit" area.
Florida sunshine is intense. Please be careful when sunbathing and use sunscreen with a high SPF.
Spend a day relaxing on "The World's Most Famous Beach" and get away from it all. Our 23 miles of sandy, white beaches are open to pedestrians 24/7 with free access!
Cars are permitted in designated areas of the beach from sunrise to sunset, tidal conditions permitting. Visit Daytona Beach and find out why people love to vacation at Daytona Beach, Florida.
Ft. Lauderdale Beach
More than 15 years of successful redevelopment has helped transform Fort Lauderdale Beach from a seasonal tourist spot to a year round, world class family resort destination.
For decades, as portrayed in the movie Where the Boys Are, Fort Lauderdale Beach was known primarily as a place where college students came by the thousands to celebrate Spring Break. In the mid 1980s, the City decided to made a concerted effort to shed its image as a mecca for college students by passing a strict ordinance prohibiting public drinking.
In 1986, voters approved a $47 million General Obligation Bond which paved the way for several redevelopment projects. Foremost among these was the $26 million renovation of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The renovation included the complete redesign of coastal roadway A1A, the elimination of diagonal beach front parking, the addition of landscaped medians, pullout lanes, bicycle lanes, new traffic signals, brick paved pedestrian crosswalks, expanded sidewalks and a pedestrian beachfront promenade. The most dramatic change was the construction of a beach wavewall – a flowing, swirling beach wall that extends two miles along the central portion of Fort Lauderdale Beach. Since its completion, the wavewall has become the signature attraction for locals and tourists alike.
Fort Lauderdale’s Beach redevelopment project brought national and international recognition, instilled community pride and began to redefine the City as an international center for business, culture, leisure and recreation. The ensuing years have brought even more public and private investment in the area.
Today, Fort Lauderdale Beach features an array of shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and entertainment venues. The area is home to the Las Olas Marina and Fort Lauderdale Aquatics Center, as well as numerous major events including the McDonald’s Air and Sea Show, Greater Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Beachfest, Oceanfest and numerous other festivals and special events. In addition the beach offers a wide range of activities including boating, wind surfing, jet skiing, volleyball, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and rollerblading.
Through the cooperative efforts of residents, businesses and local government, Fort Lauderdale Beach has been successfully transformed into a beautiful, friendly and exciting destination that families can enjoy year round.
St. Petersburg Beach
St. Pete Beach is a seven mile beach of fine white sand located on the west-central gulf coast of Florida close to Tampa and the beautiful beach o Clearwater. Great location for vacation and tourism
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