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Top 10 Beaches in Florida

Take advantage of the Sunshine State’s surf, sun and sand at these top 10 beaches in Florida. With remote island getaways, big city beaches and family-friendly shores perfect for shelling and sandcastle-building, Florida promises a beach for every visitor. Check out our recommendations and browse through photos of Florida's best beaches.

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Delray Beach

Delray Beach, at Ocean and Atlantic Avenues is a charming village by the sea. Each year, nearly 1 million visitors flock to this family-friendly 2-mile-long beach ideal for sunbathing, swimming and sandcastle-building. When the sun goes down, visitors take a stroll on festive Atlantic Avenue, enjoying the boutiques, seafood restaurants, cool architecture and the Pineapple Grove Arts District. And if you’re looking for a worthwhile splurge, check into the   Seagate Hotel and Spa on Atlantic Avenue just a short trolley ride to the beach and the private Seagate Beach Club.

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Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach's well-deserved reputation as one of America's finest beaches has lured countless families and couples to its broad, sandy shores and beachfront hotels. Spread along a narrow, 3-mile stretch of the Pinellas Peninsula on the Gulf Coast, Clearwater Beach straddles the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and tranquil Tampa Bay to the east. This location between the 2 waters, and Clearwater's proximity to Tampa, offer visitors ample activities like sunbathing on white sandy beaches, diving into a game of beach volleyball, renting fishing boats, taking a dolphin-watching cruise, parasailing or heading to a mainland museum or aquarium.

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Naples

The biggest dilemma when chilling on the pearly white sands in Naples is to decide which way to look. On one side are the rolling waves, and on the other the gleaming mansions that make up Millionaires' Row. One of the most popular beaches at Naples Pier is in the city, on 12th Avenue South. Another great beach lies a few miles north of Old Naples, at the Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. This is a great place to spread out the family's beach blanket and camp out for the day as there are bathhouses and food stands on-site and rentals available for everything from umbrellas to kayaks to snorkeling gear.

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