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Best Florida Beaches

With about 1,200 miles of coastline, Florida is a year-round escape for many on the East Coast. Plus, the diversity of the shores — from family-friendly to party-focused — helps draw a variety of travelers. U.S. News took factors like aesthetics, atmosphere and convenience into account to provide the ranking list below. We compiled user votes and expert insight so you won't have any trouble choosing your next Florida vacation. What's your favorite beach in the Sunshine State? Vote below to contribute to next year's rankings. 

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Why go: Midwestern and Southern families flock to "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village" for its white sands and frequent sunshine. Destin is one of Florida's most affordable beach towns, though temperatures, visitor volume and room rates are at their highest in the summer. Read More»

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Why go: You'll be hard-pressed to find a place in Florida with quieter and calmer shores than Sanibel Island. Here, the pastime is "shelling" — collecting assorted seashells along the sand — rather than partying, making this beach an excellent choice for families. Read More»

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Why go: Overflowing with golf courses, gourmet eateries and boutique shops, Naples offers travelers an upscale Florida retreat. The luxury resorts and costly activities make a Naples vacation quite expensive. But luckily, the beaches are free to enjoy. Read More»

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Why go: Often overlooked for Miami, Fort Lauderdale's less chaotic, less crowded beaches are its greatest asset. Fort Lauderdale is both family- and budget-friendly, offering significantly lower hotel room rates than other nearby Florida beach towns. Read More»

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Why go: West Palm Beach has captured the hearts of millionaires — and it will likely steal yours, too. The shores lack the crowds found farther south, and the greater Palm Beach area features a variety of boutique hotels and high-end restaurants. Read More»

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Why go: It's Miami Beach. This statement should be enough to convince you to go. But, in case you need more of an incentive, here's a list of what you'll find in town: smooth sand, gorgeous weather, all-night parties and celebrity sightings. What's not to love? Read More»

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Why go: This tiny island might be at the end of the Keys, but should also garner a spot at the top of your list. This little refuge knock your socks off with exciting festivals, laid-back bars and fascinating people. However, the shores themselves can also be a bit overcrowded. Read More»

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