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Top Five Beaches to Visit in Florida on Your Next Vacation

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There are more than 1,300 golf courses in Florida, and while they're a staple of permanent residents and vacationers alike, the Sunshine State's beaches are its true gems.

You may think that all beach vacations are the same, but Florida has endless miles of beach and hidden paradises tucked away in its vast, flat expanse. So for your next trip to Florida, here are the top five beaches to visit.

Clearwater Beach
Spread along a narrow, three-mile stretch of the Pinellas Peninsula on the Gulf Coast, Clearwater beach is well-deserving of its title. Its reputation as one of America's finest beaches has attracted countless families, friends, and couples to its broad, sandy shores and beachfront condos. It offers multiple activities for everyone, such as sunbathing on white-sand beaches, renting fishing boats, taking a dolphin-watching cruise, parasailing, or heading to a mainland museum or aquarium.

Atlantic Beach
Over 505 of employed vacationers report feeling more relaxed and refreshed after a vacation, and Atlantic Beach is definitely the place to get some well-deserved relaxation in. With its soft, white sand and small town charm, this location is only a short drive from Jacksonville, so you can enjoy a short commute and get straight to your vacation rental and relax.

Delray Beach
This beach is a family-friendly location that boasts a small-town atmosphere and a two-mile-long beach that's ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and sandcastle building. After the sun goes down, Atlantic avenue becomes a festive display of lights and shops, offering vacationers endless options for evening activities.

Siesta Key
For those who like being kept busy, Siesta Key is certainly a good place to be. Beach lovers flock to these silky shores to take advantage of the wide expanse of sand while strolling, shell collecting, or engaging in more active pursuits, such as renting a catamaran or kayak.

Sanibel Beach
With just 6,000 permanent residents and a strict building code that prohibits buildings above three stories, Sanibel Island may feel like Florida's best kept secret. Sanibel condos offer amazing family vacation spots, as well as romantic getaways for couples. It's a prime location for shell-collecting, boasting over 250 species of shells on its near 15 miles of pristine beaches.

Whether you choose a family vacation rental near Clearwater Beach or opt for the more romantic Sanibel condos, each of these beaches is sure to give you a vacation to remember.

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