Florida has miles of pristine beaches with crystal pure waters. In fact, there are an astounding 662 miles of shoreline that are just waiting for sun-seeking vacationers to dip their toes in the sand. If you’re looking to fully experience Florida’s natural beauty without all the tourists, head to one of these spectacularly quiet hidden wonderful beaches where you can enjoy in crystal pure water and relax.
1. Cayo Costa State Park
Cayo Costa is one of the only places in Florida that feels truly rustic and remote. Explore this barrier island and its breathtaking seven miles of peaceful beaches and you’ll feel like you found paradise.
2. Caladesi Island State Park
Three miles of pristine, unspoiled beaches. Get away from the crowds at this quiet off the grid beach that feels like a deserted island, only 20 minutes by ferry and well worth the effort.
Situated on Florida’s Gulf coast and only minutes from the more popular St. Pete Beach, Pass-A-Grille by contrast, is a local favorite where you will find white sandy beaches and laid back vibes without all the distractions.
4. Santa Rosa Beach
No need for a passport at this Caribbean-like beach on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Soak in the 26 miles of quartz crystal sand and emerald green waters and you might re-think your departure date.
5. St. George Island
Situated in the often overlooked area of Florida’s Panhandle, St. George Island is a laid-back barrier island surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachicola Bay where you find real rest and relaxation.
6. Playalinda Beach
Journey through one of Florida’s top wildlife refuges to reach a secluded Playalinda Beach, where you will be hard pressed to find any buildings, traffic, or motorized water sports in its 24 miles of undisturbed coastline.
7. Pensacola Beach
With crystal clear waters and sugary white sands, it is surprising to find such a postcard-worthy beach with light crowds. Spend a day at Pensacola Beach and appreciate the 52 miles of tranquil and protected seashore.
8. Boneyard Beach, Big Talbot State Park
Truly one of the most unique beach areas you’ll find in Florida, Boneyard Beach in Big Talbot is a fascinating area to explore. Explore, photograph, and gawk at the salt-dusted oak and cedar tree skeletons alongside the untouched shorelines.
9. Fort De Soto Park
Consistently ranking as one of the top beaches in Florida, Fort De Soto has got all the stunning beauty of a Florida beach without the crowds. Perfect for shelling, swimming, or strolling, this sugary white sand will leave you mesmerized.
10. Indian Rocks Beach
A throwback to Old Florida, Indian Rocks is an intimate beach with impressive views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracostal Waterway. Skip the crowds at Clear water and come here to explore a gorgeous dune-lined coast all to yourself.