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3 Florida Beaches to Visit this Summer

What better way to enjoy the Florida summer than a trip to the beach. Grab your family or best friends and check out one of these stunning Florida beaches, with activities and views you’ll remember for a lifetime! Whether you’re looking for a buzzing nightlife or family-friendly fun, one of these beaches is bound to impress.

#1 Siesta Beach

Siesta Key is a quaint little 8-mile island known for its absolutely stunning beaches. This patch of land off the coast of Sarasota sits on the gulf of Mexico. It’s known for its breathtaking snow-white sand made of 99% pure quartz and crystal clear waters. The area is extremely popular with families during the Florida summer with shops, dining, and nighttime entertainment only a short walk away. Be sure to visit on a Sunday evening to catch the Siesta Key Drum Circle fill the entire beach with an infectious beat. Enjoy from the water or dance on the sand to the amazing sound!

#2 South Beach

If you’re looking for a party, there’s no better place to go than South Beach. This Miami neighborhood attracts everyone from the rich and famous to those who just want to have fun! Take in the Florida Summer’s beauty with rolling waves of bright turquoise or walk along the shoreline for historic Art Deco architectural views . When you’re done with your day in the sun, South Beach offers high end dining and extravagant nighttime entertainment.

#3 Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Looking for historic sight-seeing as well as some beach family fun? Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park is exactly where you need to be. Located at the southernmost area of the United States, Fort Zachary predates the Civil War and boasts a National Historic Monument with the largest cache of Civil War armament in the world. Enjoy the Florida summer on the beach with everything from snorkeling to paddling, then take the family through the prodigious corridors of Fort Zachary Taylor, equipped with real cannon and gun ports. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss!



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