From Blue skies to white sand beaches and emerald waters – Florida’s Atlantic Coast boasts them all. With that said, each Florida beach is unique unto itself. The 360 miles of beach on Florida’s Atlantic Coast feature a variety of options.
From bodyboarding on the gentle waves of Cocoa Beach to searching for pirate booty (No! Treasure! Shame on you!) along Florida’s Treasure Coast, Eastern Florida offers visitors a variety of things to do. Let’s look into each of the Beaches on Florida’s Atlantic Coast.
#1 Miami Beach, Florida
The turquoise waters and over-the-top Latin-flavored cultural scene of Miami Beach attract millions of visitors to its beaches every year. Stroll down Miami Beach past the backdrop of the Art Deco Historic District that houses the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world.
Watch bronzed beachgoers play volleyball in the sand or have drinks at Delano South Beach Hotel where you might catch a peek at a celebrity. At the end of the day, you’ll see that Miami Beach is a beach apart.
#2 Atlantic Beach & Neptune Beach
Located east of downtown Jacksonville, the Atlantic Beach & Neptune Beach area isn’t like the busy beaches of Miami or Panama City Beach. It’s within steps of an area called The Corner where you’ll discover shops, restaurants, and bars.
There is also an art gallery that features paintings and jewelry made by local and national artists. It makes a perfect stop as you peddle or jog the wide-open beach. But, again, this is hardly Miami Beach.
#3 Palm Beach
Palm Beach boasts the rich and famous like Donald Trump and Jimmy Buffet. In fact, The Breakers Palm Beach is a historic hotel where American families such as the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts once vacationed in winter.
Stroll past the shops on Worth Avenue which feature Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Armani, and more, or walk along South Ocean Boulevard and check out the opulent mansions that overlook the Atlantic Ocean.
#4 Vero Beach
Vero Beach features white sands and volleyball courts. This is also part of Florida’s Treasure Coast which got its name after several Spanish Galleons from the 1715 Treasure Fleet sunk in a hurricane. They have yet to be recovered.
It’s not a myth either. Still, to this day, every couple of years some lucky beachcomber stumbles onto an 18th-century rosary or dazzling emerald. Again, each of these beaches stands alone, each with its own sort of treasure.
#5 Cocoa Beach
The six miles of beach in Cocoa Beach, Florida are known for calm and steady waves. With water that’s shallow enough for you to walk out past the breakers, it’s the ideal place to learn to surf or simply paddleboard.
You can rent a board and take a surfing lesson or just stroll through the shallow waters looking for ark shells which are common here. Be sure and stay up to speed on all the hot spots and sweet destinations in Florida.
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