10 Hidden Beaches in Florida
10 Hidden beaches in Florida that you will Love!
Although we all know how amazing Florida beaches are, we also know how busy they can get! We have came up with a list of 10 smaller, hidden, beautiful beaches that you may have never heard of!
Vilano Beach - located in St. Augustine, on the north side of Matanzas Inlet. The St. Augustine crowd can sometimes be a little overwhelming due to the historic aspect. Vilano Beach is known for it's surf waves as well as it's laid back residential vibe. There isn’t much in the way of stylish hotels and little shops over here.
Pass-a-Grille Beach - located just south of St. Pete. This colorful little town that sits just back from the sand is a great spot for a little more privacy and room! Named for the fishermen who used to grill their fresh catches on the sand here!
Sebastian Inlet State Park - located in Vero, dedicated surfers and anglers, Sebastian Inlet and it's legendary fishing pier are hardly a secret but the dune backed and totally undeveloped beach here is so fun.
Calusa Beach - located in the Florida Keys, known for world class fishing and syrupy sunsets. The keys are coral islands, many of their beaches are pebbly, shallow, or mucky so finding a nice stretch of sand is pretty nice.
Sandspur Beach - located on Big Pine Key in Bahia Honda State Park is one of the best hidden beaches in the Keys, with powdery white sands and clear turquoise waters. While nearby Loggerhead Beach which features a shallow water sandbar at appears at low tide.
Lover's Key State Park - located in the southern end of Fort Myers, you'll find a hidden beauty, the biggest of the park's four barrier isles. Wading birds usually outnumber beachgoers on this two mile long stretch of sand, which is accessible by boardwalk or tram service. The shell hunting is what you'll find most impressive. Huge swaths of beautifully intact seashells are continuously deposited here by the gently lapping Gulf of Mexico.
Navarre Beach - located between Pensacola Beach and Destin. Navarre Beach is a Panhandle hideaway that few people outside of the immediate area even have heard of. Crowd free white sand beaches and emerald Gulf of Mexico waters are part of the allure in this sleepy seaside community, which calls itself "Florida's Most Relaxing Place." Take a walk along the pier, get the group together for a round of beach volleyball, spot resident sea turtles and dolphins to see for yourself.
Gasparilla Island - located north of Sanibel and south of Sarasota. The quiet beaches are worth seeking out for their back to nature beauty. The town of Boca Grande has been likened to a Nantucket of the South and keeps things cheerful with pastel colored beach houses and atmospheric little shops and restaurants.
Longboat Key - located south from Bradenton along the coast toward Sarasota. When the tropical foliage thickens and the crowds start to die down, you’ll know you’re in Longboat Key! There are just a few public access points to the beach here and they’re pretty well hidden, which means the beaches are usually just for you and a few lucky others.
Grayton Beach - located in South Walton in Florida's Panhandle. These Panhandle beaches are among the most ridiculously good looking, with the softest sands and water that shimmers and so clear. This is where you'll find the friendly little seaside community of Grayton Beach and it's enviable sands.