Florida beaches offer a variety of environmental surroundings, some are natural settings and some touristy, but whatever you're looking for, you'll find it in Florida.
Florida's top beaches on the Atlantic coast feature an ever changing seascape. Unlike Gulf coast beaches, one day the ocean could be flat as glass, the next day thunderous waves will be crashing the beach. It's always different and another reason the beach lifestyle is exciting, sometimes too exciting with tropical storms and hurricanes just over the horizon.
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Florida Beaches Offer a Variety of Settings (Continued)
Palm Beach is home of many of the rich and famous, but the beach along South Ocean Blvd has a tropical hue that is unique.
South Beach Miami is all the rage with it international flavor, spectacular nightlife and some of the best restaurants like Mango's, a Latin dance bar where professional dancers perform on top of the bar.
Cocoa Beach is known as the small wave capital of the world, it's a place where long boarders are kings and also the home of Ron Jon Surf Shop. The Cocoa Beach Pier is a great place to soak up the rays and quench your thirst with a tropical drink.
Jupiter Florida is located at the mouth of an inlet, close by is Dubois Park, and a great place to bring the family and enjoy the water.
If you like driving on the beach, Daytona Beach is the place with its touristy flair. Daytona is also home of Bike Week. If you are looking to escape the crowds and see the natural beauty of the beach, head down to nearby Ponce Inlet, the change is both drastic and welcome.
If watersports are more to your liking, head down to Sebastian Inlet State Park on the Florida Space Coast, there you'll find surfing, skimboarding, snorkeling and fishing.
Though not really on the Atlantic but in the Florida Straights, Smathers Beach in Key West, FL is popular with the younger party set. The seas are usually calm as this beach resembles Gulf coast beaches. Watercraft, sailboat and beach gear rentals are available.
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