Siesta Key Beach, South Beach, Destin Beach and Clearwater Island are some of the most popular beaches in Florida. Other Florida beaches recommended for vacationers include the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Key West's St. Pete Beach and Naples Beach.
Siesta Key Beach, located to the south of Sarasota, is known for its very white sand. It is also popular with shell collectors and kayakers. South Beach in Miami is the beach most tourists head for, which makes the beach a great spot for people-watchers. South Beach is also known for its nightlife and fine dining options accessible from the beach. Destin Beach, located to the west of Panama City, is considered the best of the Panhandle beaches, especially because it is not as busy as Panama City Beach.
Clearwater, located to the northwest of St. Petersburg, is situated on an island with a beach facing the Gulf of Mexico and a beach facing Tampa Bay. In addition to its two beaches, its proximity to Tampa makes the island popular with vacationers. Key West, the southernmost point of Florida, has a rocky, secluded beach popular with couples. Its party atmosphere also makes Key West a popular destination. Naples Beach in southwest Florida is also a beach with very white sand, as well as several mansions visible to beachgoers.