VIBE: Active, Busy Beach
1500 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
If you're visiting central Florida in winter, you may encounter chilly weather. However, you can still enjoy warm temperatures by heading to the coast. One great destination is Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach, located just a short drive down the east coast. Not only can you enjoy fine weather, but you can also take advantage of free parking and numerous nearby restaurants and hotels.
VIBE: Relaxed, Free Spirit
Lighthouse Point Park, 5000 S Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
Updated December 17, 2022. Driving on the beach has re-opened. Ever wished you could find a Florida beach away from the crowds that's your own special place? Ponce Inlet is one of those beach towns the locals don't want you to know about!
VIBE: Relaxed, Dog Friendly
Varn Park, 3665 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Updated: November 30, 2022. Have you ever just wanted to leave the world behind and sink your toes in the sand? Varn Park in Flagler Beach might be the answer you're looking for. It's less crowded offering a sense of freedom
VIBE: Relaxed, Family Friendly
2995 N Peninsula Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
New Smyrna Beach has an amazing beach park called Smyrna Dunes Park that we love! It has over 2 miles of wide, elevated, handicapped accessible boardwalk capped with lumber that makes for a great walk on cooler Florida days.
VIBE: Romantic, Sophisticated
4191 NE Ocean Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Located near Hutchinson Island South, Jensen Beach Park on the shore of Martin and St. Lucie County, offers stunning sunrises and blue water. This relaxing paradise oceanfront park is open from 7am to 8pm. Updated November 16, 2022: It was not affected by recent hurricanes.
It's been four days since Hurricane Ian departed our area of Florida and we are profoundly grateful to still be here. We watched the progress of Hurricane Ian and knew after it crossed Cuba that our area, near Daytona Beach Shores, was going to be in it's direct path after landfall.
VIBE: Active, Busy Beach
Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Our two day trip to Miami Beach recently left us breathless. Driving there was challenging but once we arrived there wasn't much to say except "wow"!
VIBE: Relaxed, Family Friendly, Romantic
300 Anastasia Park Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Imagine a soft sand paradise with no condos or hotels on the beach. Miles of coastline and tall white sand dunes with grass swaying in the ocean breeze. The entire day can be spent relaxing with your family.
Susan and Bruno are travel bloggers. We write about Florida beaches on every coast. Our opinions only.