Best Beaches in Florida
Everyone has their favorite spot to play in the sunshine state. Where is yours? Vote for your favorite beach location now. One person will be drawn from all entries below and win a free one night stay at one of the participating hotels on Florida’s best beaches. We will be picking the top ten beaches soon so let us know your favorite by leaving a reply below.
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Have you ever wondered how many beaches there are in Florida? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Florida has 567 beaches altogether with a total beach length of about 1,147 miles. That’s a lot of sandy shores! With Florida being a peninsula and surrounded by water on three sides, it’s just a short drive in any direction before running into water. Not all beaches are created equal tho and the Florida beaches are a great example of that. Why is that?
Depending on where you visit in the sunshine state will decide the type of scenery you will receive. Example; the beaches in the panhandle will be a bit different than the beaches in the Keys and although Siesta Key has the softest, coolest sand in the state, you can drive an hour away to Venice beach and the sand is darker and harder to the touch. Why is that?
Sugary, White Sandy Beaches – Why is that?
The sand’s unique composition, color and grain size are a result of the source rocks it came from, but also a result of coastal processes that modify the sand over long periods of time. Corals and shells control the texture and color of sand. Most beaches in Florida are made up of quartz crystals mixed with coral and shells. However, this is not the case on beaches such as Siesta Key, Caladesi Island, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Clearwater, St. Pete. and Fort Myers Beach. These areas are known for it’s soft, white sugar sand shorelines.
We want to hear from you! Whether you’re a resident or a visitor of the sunshine state, we want to find out where your favorite place to soak up the sun is. Tell us the destination that you enjoy going to more than anywhere else. Once we receive 1,000 replies, whether it be on here or on facebook. one lucky person will win a free hotel stay at one of the top ten beaches in Florida. It’s that easy! The sooner we get 1,000 replies, the sooner someone wins so spread the word and tell your friends and family. YOU could win this Florida getaway! Stay up to date with the contest, like us on FACEBOOK.