What Are the Top 10 Beaches in Florida?


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The Travel Channel and "U.S. News and World Report" magazine both have lists of their top beaches in Florida, and the beaches that are common to both lists are as follows: Naples Beach, Sanibel Beach, West Palm Beach and Key West. The Travel Channel praises Sanibel Beach and Captiva Island as Florida's Shell Islands, rare places where visitors can search for and find perfectly intact, colorful seashells. "U.S. News and World Report" applauds Naples Beach for its gourmet eateries and golf courses, among other amenities.

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What Are the Top 10 Beaches in Florida?
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Delray Beach was selected as one of the Travel Channel's top 10 beaches in Florida because it is a family-friendly spot and is ideal for sun bathing and swimming. Another good family beach on the list is Siesta Key. It makes the list due to its beachside picnic areas and playgrounds, among other appealing characteristics. "U.S. News and World Report" selected Fort Lauderdale as one of its best Florida beaches, especially for families.

Clearwater Beach lies between Tampa Bay and the Gulf Water. It is considered a top beach because of its geography, its white sand beaches and the opportunities it offers for dolphin watching.

South Beach is recognized by the Travel Channel as being one of the best places to view the city lights at night.

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