Family Beaches Your Whole Gang Will Love

    By Lauren Tjaden

    Looking for the perfect family beach? Read on to discover some of Florida’s finest.

    Five that will leave your clan smiling


    Panama City Beach

    - Monica Fields

    Clearwater Beach offers luscious sugar-sand and clear, shallow waters, while award-winning Siesta Key boasts a charming village and a trolley. Affordable Daytona Beach has an abundance of oceanfront lodging, historic Amelia Island features miles of quiet beaches, and Panama City Beach is home to 27 miles of stunning white-sand beaches. But these five Sunshine State beaches have at least one thing in common: they’ll leave your whole family smiling.

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    Ditch your sandals


    St. Pete Beach

    - contributed photo

    With 35 miles of soft, white sands, the beaches of St. Pete/Clearwater practically beg you to go barefoot. These award-winning beaches run the gamut, from action-packed sands in Clearwater Beach to the dunes and sea oats of quiet Pass-A-Grille Beach.

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    Famously Fast


    Sunbathers are urged not to block the vehicle lane on the parts of Daytona Beach open to drivers who pay for a permit to cruise the sands.

    - Courtesy of Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Heralded as ‘The World’s Most Famous Beach,’ Daytona Beach is home to Sunsplash Park, one of 18 beachfront parks in the greater Daytona Beach area. Kids can romp in the large, covered playground at the park, with ample picnic areas, a sand volleyball court and restrooms. And that’s just the tip of the sandbar: the area offers oodles of activities, including a lighthouse, watersports, museums, and the Daytona International Speedway. 

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    A perfect ‘10’


    Snorkeling at Dry Tortugas National Park

    - Contributed Photo


    Take a peek at this slideshow for a glimpse of 10 Florida beaches, where your posse can snorkel, sun and shell.
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