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Best Spring Break Beaches in Florida

Sunny Florida welcomes tourists from all over the world. Stunning beaches, islands, snorkeling, partying, and lavish hotels. What more could you ask for when you are looking to take a real vacation.

The Sunshine State has some of the best and most popular spring break beaches. Florida owes this to having one of the warmest climates in the US, closer to a proper tropical paradise island than the temperate zone.

By the time spring break rolls around, the beaches are sunny, the water is warm, and the clubs are hopping. The best thing is that it’s before the summer season and there aren’t too many tourists around.

Without further ado, let’s dig into the best spring break beaches in Florida.

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South Beach

First up, South Beach is one of Miami and the state’s biggest and most famous beaches. It occupies the southern portion of Miami Beach City and is known for its restaurants, hotels, boutiques, and nightclubs in addition to the beautiful sandy beaches.

South Beach is known the world over for more than its white beaches.

The South Beach is recommended for spring breakers who want to enjoy the sun and the water without being far away from a big city. If your ideal spring break includes beach volleyball and windsurfing during the day and shopping and clubbing in the evening, book your flight right away. One of the most popular choices for Spring break flight deals in 2019.

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Daytona Beach

Some 90 miles northeast of Orlando sits the beautiful coastal city that goes by the name of Daytona Beach. Along with Miami Beach and Palm Beach, Daytona Beach has some of the most gorgeous beaches on the east coast of Florida.

Daytona Beach
The home of NASCAR, Daytona Beach offers a wide range of activity and entertainment options.

This is an affordable destination that offers everything a student on spring break could want. Nightclubs, pubs, bars? Check. Para-sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing? Check. Beach volleyball, beach soccer? Ditto. Classy restaurants, exotic food joints, affordable eateries? Really…

Finally, Daytona Beach is home to one of the most popular racing venues in the United States – the Daytona International Speedway.

Flights to Daytona Beach, FL

Smathers Beach, Key West

One of the most remote cities in the contiguous United States, Key West also holds the distinction as a most beloved vacation destination. The island city offers stunning vistas, year-round warm climate, and an unparalleled selection of private and public beaches.

Smathers Beach
Smathers Beach with its fantastic combination of palm-dotted beaches and wild parties.

Located on the south side of the city, Smathers Beach is the biggest public beach in Key West. It is famous for being the place where Ernest Hemingway wrote some of his best works.

To get the most out of your spring break, be sure to attend at least one sunset celebration at the famous Sunset Pier and enjoy some fine food in one of the city’s upscale restaurants. Of course, don’t forget to give the authentic margaritas and mojitos a try while in Key West.

Flights to Key West, Florida

Clearwater Beach

Florida’s Gulf Coast is just as beautiful as the Atlantic, though in general it is more popular with people who drive into Florida than fly.

Clearwater Beach
See here is Pier 60, where the sunset is the signature attraction at Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater Beach, located just outside Tampa, offers something for every type of spring breaker. If you like to party, the main beach has some of the best clubs and bars in all of Florida. If, on the other hand, you want a more relaxed and quieter spring break, check out Fort Desoto or Honeymoon Island.

For those who can’t go without sports and physical activity even when vacationing, Clearwater Beach offers jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, and fishing trips. While you’re there, make it a point to catch at least one sunset at the Pier 60.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

If your ideal spring break includes kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling, a visit to the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is a must. The park is located near Key Largo and offers a wide range of exciting underwater experiences.

You can take on a cruise in a glass-bottom boat, scuba diving and snorkeling trips, and of course the local coral reefs. The park’s biggest attraction is the underwater statue dubbed “Christ of the Deep”.

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Panama City Beach

Located on the Florida Panhandle, Panama City Beach is among the most popular spring break beaches Florida has to offer. It is amazingly beautiful and warm all year round, and things are affordable there.

Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach: natural beauty and warm climate with an affordable twist.

Apart from the beach parties and the club crawls, you might want to check out the local dolphin tours, the picturesque Shell Island, and, within walking distance of the main beach, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

The city also offers a wide range of quality restaurants, affordable hotels, and sports and recreation options.

Flights to Panama City Beach, FL

It’s Time For Spring Break In Florida

Spending spring break in the Sunshine State is a dream come true for many college students across the country. While not exhaustive, this list might be a good starting point in your search for that perfect spring break destination in Florida.

For more information on Spring Break flight deals, read this useful guide.

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