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

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

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.

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

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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