Have you discovered the magnificent beach towns of the Florida Gulf Coast? There you'll find some of the finest beaches in the U.S., renowned for soft sugar sand and incredible turquoise waters. Sport-fishing, shell hunting, kayaking…whatever your idea of a perfect Florida day, it's here to enjoy in the paradise that is the Gulf Coast.
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Northwest Region: The Florida Panhandle
The resort town of Panama City Beach boasts of "the world's most beautiful beaches." Case in point: the one and a half miles of beach at St. Andrew's Park, with its sugar white sands and emerald waters. Snorkel or scuba dive along the jetties, rent a canoe or kayak and stay at one of 176 campsites. Nature lovers can hop on the water shuttle to Shell Island, a 7-mile long undeveloped barrier island, home to seabirds, deer and sea turtles. You'll enjoy fine dining in this "Seafood Capital of the World", entertainment and shopping at Pier Park, water-sports, golf and sport fishing.
Beach goers and fishing enthusiasts adore Destin. This "world's luckiest fishing village" is only a 25-mile boat ride to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico for some serious sport fishing. Destin is home to Henderson Beach State Park, where you'll find nature trails and 60 campsites connected to the beach by boardwalk.
West Central Region: Tampa Bay Area
Clearwater Beach's claim to fame: it was voted number one beach in the U.S. in 2019 by TripAdvisor. There's much to do in Clearwater Beach's revitalized downtown area, offering shopping, dining, concerts and entertainment. The nightly Sunset at Pier 60 celebration brings out locals and tourists for food, music, and displays by artisans and crafters.
Beautiful St. Petersburg has it all. The (of course!) fabulous beaches are just the beginning. It is home to the Salvador Dali Museum, housing the largest collection of Dali art outside of Spain. Fort DeSoto Park features a historic fort and museum, nature trails and a family friendly North Beach.The 20,000 square foot Locale Gourmet Market is a foodie's delight, offering artisanal foods and locally sourced produce, meats and seafood.
You'll discover all the glories of the Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers Beach. Located on Estero Island, a 7-mile long barrier island, sun worshippers revel in the white sugar sand beaches. Whatever your passion, it's here: parasailing, eco-tours, fishing charters. Discover five miles of trails and a pristine beach at Lovers Key State Park. After a long day in the sun, head to Times Square for shopping, live entertainment and dining; don't miss the sunset celebration every weekend at Times Square.
Just off the coast of Fort Myers Beach is beautiful Sanibel Island, a mere 15 miles long and 5 miles across. Search for sand dollars on its pristine white sand beaches-the island's unique east-west orientation makes it one of the best shelling spots in North America. Enjoy deep sea fishing offshore or tarpon fishing in the back bay. Golfers will find two public and one private 18-hole championship golf courses. Visit the local art galleries, or explore the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge, home to 230 species of birds, and an awesome 22 miles of bike paths.
Fine dining with a water view, world-class shopping and upscale waterfront homes. Sound wonderful? Naples is home to the Grammy-nominated Artis-Naples, two sculpture gardens, and the Naples Museum of Art. Enjoy its 100-plus art galleries, trendy boutiques. And 35-acres of coastal habitat at Clam Pass County Park with stunning sunsets from the Naples Pier.
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