The Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You Florida Like Never Before

There are plenty of places in Florida that are hot spots for tourists and snowbirds to congregate and cash in on that warm southern weather. But for the locals, it can be a bit overwhelming, especially when there are fewer and fewer places to stretch out a blanket and enjoy the simplicity of the surroundings. For those sunshine seekers who are looking for a little bit of reprieve from the popular, well-known beaches, we have the perfect solution: The Hidden Beaches Road Trip that takes you to some of the best beaches in Florida.

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Clocking in at just under 12 hours, this spectacular road trip will take guests to 7 different hidden, or lesser-known, beaches within the state. Spend an entire weekend cruising each coast, and ending up on the northern or southern part of the state, depending on where you begin and end your journey. To access the entire road trip itinerary, click here.

On your marks…get set…GO!

What do you think? Can you tackle the entire road trip in one weekend?

Also, if you have any other hidden beaches that you’d like to share, make sure to add them to the comments section!

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Best Beaches In Florida

May 31, 2019

What are the prettiest beaches in Florida?

When you’re considering what some of the best beaches in Florida are, it might all come down to your personal preference. While some visitors may think that Miami Beach in Florida is one of the best, others may think that the beach with the least amount of people reigns supreme. Florida beaches are different depending on where you are in the state. For instance, the best sandy beach in Florida could be in Sarasota for those who prefer the pure white sand, or perhaps it would be the one with the most seashells, like Tigertail Beach. Any beach you find in Florida will be a beautiful adventure no matter where you are in the state.

What are the best beach towns in Florida?

Sometimes there is nothing better than visiting a true beach town in Florida. Siesta Key in Florida is one of the top beach towns, where you can kick back and relax enjoying the drum circles and stellar sunsets. St. Petersburg in Florida is another enjoyable beach town on the west coast, with an eclectic blend of mom and pop shops and unique restaurants. Other beach towns in Florida worth visiting include Captiva Island, Apalachicola, Key West, Cocoa Beach, Sanibel Island, and Fernandina Island.

What beaches have the clearest water in Florida? 

The beach with the clearest water in Florida is always up for debate between residents and visitors. There are quite a few places throughout the Sunshine State which offers crystal clear water. Clear water beaches also might depend on what the weather is like within the area. For instance, Sarasota often experiences Red Tide, which means the water is less likely to be clear. A few of the beaches in Florida with the clearest water on any given day include Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola, Key West, Anna Maria Island, Miami Beach, and Longboat Key.