Top Florida Beaches
Discover Florida's top rated beaches and beach communities. Learn about things to do, places to stay, local services, local specials, and local events.
We listen to experts like Dr. Beach, who ranks 3 Florida beaches in the top 10 for 2013. And we watch for awards like USA Today's reader survey for 2013 Best Florida Beach Town.
We use the rankings and awards to compile the top Florida beaches, and create specialty websites for these beach communities to provide our visitors with reliable information.
Top Florida Beaches and Islands
Amelia Island is a 13-mile-long paradise that is one of Florida's most highly rated beach community. 2013 awards for Amelia Island include TripAdvisors Top 10 USA Islands, Condé Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards Top 25 Islands in the World, and Travel + Leisure America's Favorite Towns.
Anna Maria Island was voted #4 in TripAdvisor.com's Top 10 USA Islands for 2013.
Atlantic Beach was rated as one of the Top 10 Beaches for 2013 by the Travel Channel with its sugary sand, bright sunshine, and azure blue water.
Barefoot Beach was ranked Florida's #6 Beach for 2013 by Dr. Beach.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park was ranked #7 in 2013 and #8 in 2012 among USA beaches by Dr. Beach.
Captiva Island, rated as one of the Top 10 Beaches for 2013 by the Travel Channel, and selected as one of the 10 Best Places for Second Homes in 2010 by The Wall Street Journal.
Clearwater Beach was voted the #1 Beach Town for 2013 in a USA reader survey.
Delray Beach tops the list of top 10 Florida Beaches for 2013 by Travel Channel, and was named the "Most Fun Small Town in America" in 2012 by Rand McNally and USA Today.
Destin is ranked the #1 Florida Beach in U.S. News and World Report for 2014, with more than 80% of the Emerald Coast's 4.5 million annual guest visiting each year.
Fort De Soto Park, south of St. Pete Beach, was raked the #1 USA beach in 2005 by Dr. Beach, and was voted the #4 beach in TripAdvisor.com 2013 Travelers' Choice.
Hollywood Beach Boardwalk was rated Top Seaside Boardwalk in Florida by USA Today in a 2013 poll conducted with help from Dr. Beach. The boardwalk was also ranked as one of the 2013 Great Places in America for Public Space by the American Planning Association, and one of the Top Boardwalks in America by Travel and Leisure.
Key West was rated the #10 Best US Island for 2013 by TripAdvisor, and one of the Top 10 Beaches for 2013 by the Travel Channel.
Marco Island was voted the #3 USA Island in TripAdvisor's Traveler’s Choice for 2013.
New Smyrna Beach is one of the most highly rated beaches in the United States. In 2013, New Smyrna Beach was voted among the top 10 beaches in Florida in a USA Today reader survey, recognized as one of the world's top 20 surf towns by National Geographic, again voted Best Beach by readers of the Orlando Sentinel, and ranked one of the top 15 "World’s Coolest Surf Towns" by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
Pass-a-Grille, a historic community of St. Pete Beach, was voted #15 among USA beaches and rated the #2 attraction by TripAdvisor.com for 2013.
Palm Beach was rated as one of the Top 10 Beaches for 2013 by the Travel Channel, and Worth Avenue is rated #3 in USA Today's 2013 "10 Winners of Favorite Iconic American Street."
Pensacola Beach was ranked as a Top 10 Florida Beach in a USA Reader Survey and a Top 25 USA Beach by TripAdvisor for 2013, and it shares the #3 USA Beach and #18 World Beach ranking from TripAdvisor with neighboring communities in the Gulf Islands National Seashore Florida District.
Perdido Key is one of the secret gems of Florida, sharing the distinction of being rated the #3 USA Beach and #18 World Beach by TripAdvisor in 2013, and has been ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 beaches by Dr. Beach.
Sanibel Island is a barrier island on the Gulf Coast rated the #6 Best US Island for 2013 by TripAdvisor, and one of the Top 10 Beaches for 2013 by the Travel Channel. The Wall Street Journal also selected Sanibel as one of the 10 Best Places for Second Homes in 2010.
South Beach is ranked in the Top 10 Florida Beaches for 2013 by the Travel Channel. Also called Sobe, this Miami Beach neighborhood is known as an international playground of the rich and famous, while offering an old Florida historical experience everyone can enjoy, pristine beaches and tropical water, fine beachside dining, nightclubs, restaurants, boutiques, and hotels.
St Pete Beach was voted 2012's #1 USA beach and #5 world beach in TripAdvisor.com Travelers' Choice ratings.