Florida’s Top 3 Beaches
Florida is known as a sun seekers destination and this is definitely well deserved. The average temperature in the summer is 28°C during the summer and 20°C during the winter! This year round good weather makes Florida an ideal destination for anyone seeking sun, sand, and surf.
Of course Florida is known for being the most hurricane prone state in the USA. These mainly occur from June to November. So to be completely safe you should probably holiday earlier in the year, but Hurricanes tend to be few and far between with plenty of notice of their arrival.
Florida’s Top Beaches
Florida has many beaches to search out, but we have picked the best and most popular.
In the Florida Panhandle is Panama City Beach which sits on the Gulf of Mexico coast about half way between Pensacola and the state capital Tallahassee on the US 98.
There are over 40kms of beach in Panama City Beach. The beaches here are advertised as “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” due to the sugar-white sandy beaches unique to this area of Florida.
This destination is popular with holiday makers from the other southern states of America and also with students who are on spring break in the months of March and April. Other activities in the area include visiting St. Andrews State Park, Pine Log State Forest, Camp Helen State Park and Frank Brown Park.
Located on the Atlantic coast of Florida is Daytona Beach. The city is located about half way between Cape Canaveral and Jacksonville. The city is easily accessed along the I-95, which runs north-south connecting Daytona Beach to Jacksonville and Miami; and the I-4, which is an east-west highway connecting Daytona Beach to Orlando and Tampa.
The beach is known for its hard pressed sand which is suitable for motor vehicles and the beach used to be a popular destination for motorsports.
In 1959 the motorsports were moved off the beach and to the newly built Daytona International Speedway. This has remained one of the highlights of the NASCAR calendar which also has its headquarters in the city. If you have no interest in the Daytona racing, then you can try visiting such attractions as Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Robert Strickland Shooting Range, and many other museums and attractions.
Also situated on Florida’s eastern coast but more southerly near to Miami is West Palm Beach. You can get there easily enough on the I-95 or the Florida Turnpike from Miami.
With over 60kms of beautiful high quality sandy seafronts, you will not be hard pressed to find a patch of beach all for yourself. The Gulf Stream runs right past this coastline meaning the waters are warm year round. Do keep an eye out for the warning flags that the lifeguards use, such as red for dangerous surf conditions, and purple for dangerous sea life.
Aside from the beach you might try visiting some other nearby attractions including the Flagler Museum or the Norton Art Museum; snorkelling or kayaking in John D. MacArthur Beach State Park; or if you are particularly lucky West Palm Beach is a great place to watch shuttle launches.
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